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December ’19 stitch of the month: Criss Cross Diamonds

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YOU WILL NEED

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; st(s) = stitch(es)

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

C2B = knit into back of second stitch on left hand needle, then knit first stitch, dropping both stitches off the needle together

T2L = purl into the back of the second stitch on left hand needle, then knit first stitch, dropping both stitches off the needle together

T2R = knit into the front of the second stitch on left hand needle, then purl first stitch, dropping both stitches off the needle together

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Worked over 38sts

1st row: RSF, (T2L, p2) 5 times, (T2R, p2) 4 times, T2R.

2nd row: K1, (p1, k3) 4 times, p1, k2, (p1, k3) 4 times, p1, k1.

3rd row: P1, (T2L, p2) 4 times, T2L, (T2R, p2) 4 times, T2R, p1.

4th row: K2, (p1, k3) 4 times, p2, (k3, p1) 4 times, k2.

5th row: P2, (T2L, p2) 4 times, C2B, (p2, T2R) 4 times, p2.

6th row: (K3, p1) 4 times, k2, p2, k2, (p1, k3) 4 times.

7th row: P3, (T2L, p2) 3 times, (T2l, T2R) twice, (p2, T2R) 3 times, p3.

8th row: K4, (p1, k3) 3 times, p2, k2, p2, (k3, p1) 3 times, k4.

9th row: P4, (T2L, p2) 3 times, C2B, p2, C2B, (p2, T2R) 3 times, p4.

10th row: K5, (p1, k3) twice, p1, (k2, p2) twice, k2, (p1, k3) twice, p1, k5.

11th row: P5, (T2L, p2) twice, (T2L, T2R) 3 times, (p2, T2R) twice, p5.

12th row: K6, (p1, k3) twice, (p2, k2) twice, p2, (k3, p1) twice, k6.

13th row: P6, (T2L, p2) twice, (C2B, p2) 3 times, T2R, p2, T2R, p6.

14th row: K7, p1, k3, p1, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p1, k3, p1, k7.

15th row: P7, T2L, p2, (T2L, T2R) 4 times, p2, T2R, p7.

16th row: K8, p1, k3, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, k3, p1, k8.

17th row: P8, T2L, p2, C2B, p2) 4 times, T2R, p8.

18th row: K9, p1, (k2, p2) 4 times, k2, p1, k9.

19th row: P9, (T2L, T2R) 5 times, p9.

20th row: K10, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k10.

21st row: P10, (C2B, p2) 4 times, C2B, p10.

22nd row: As 20th row.

23rd row: P9, (T2R, T2L) 5 times, p9.

24th row: As 18th row.

25th row: P8, T2R, p2, (C2B, p2) 4 times, T2L, p8.

26th row: As 16th row.

27th row: P7, T2R, p2, (T2R, T2L) 4 times, p2, T2L, p7.

28th row: As 14th row.

29th row: P6, (T2R, p2) twice, (C2B, p2) 3 times, T2L, p2, T2L, p6.

30th row: As 12th row.

31st row: P5, (T2R, p2) twice, (T2R, T2L) 3 times, (p2, T2L) twice, p5.

32nd row: As 10th row.

33rd row: P4, (T2R, p2) 3 times, (C2B, p2) twice, (T2L, p2) twice, T2L, p4.

34th row: As 8th row.

35th row: P3, (T2R, p2) 3 times, (T2R, T2L) twice, (p2, T2L) 3 times, p3.

36th row: As 6th row.

37th row: (P2, T2R) 4 times, p2, C2B, (p2, T2L) 4 times, p2.

38th row: As 4th row.

39th row: P1, (T2R, p2) 4 times, T2R, (T2L, p2) 4 times, T2L, p1.

40th row: As 2nd row.

41st row: (T2R, p2) 5 times, (T2L, p2) 4 times, T2L.

42nd row: (P1, k3) 4 times, p1, k4, (p1, k3) 4 times, p1.

Rep these 42 rows.

 

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