Monday, July 8, 2013

Openwork Diamond Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern

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This post has received a lot of traffic since it's inception. 
I'm so glad to have all the visitors! :)
 I feel it's necessary to tell you while every effort has been made to make this pattern accurate, I don't pretend to have written it as a universal pattern. 
The pattern began as a chart and because there were so many requests for a written pattern, I obliged. I'm not a savvy knitter, but thought it would be fun to share the pattern for free, to allow others who love to craft an opportunity to make it themselves. 
I blog and craft as hobbies, so I apologize for any typos in advance, and if I do not respond to your comments and inquiries right away - know I very much appreciate that you are here and have stopped! :)***

This scarf was one of the first items I made for the Etsy shop

So much detail went into this pattern! I used a set of Clover Bamboo knitting needles, size 2 ( reads 2 3/4mm on the side). Find a set of your own here. These needles are very tiny indeed! I charted the pattern on loose leaf paper (which is shared later in this post!) 

 and brought this to fruition...


Having come across the charted pattern recently I decided to share it with you! :) 

As mentioned size 2 needles were used. 
I knit with Aunt Lydia's mercerized cotton thread #10. 
Yes, this is the thread one would use to make doilies... as mentioned this scarf is very detailed. It took a while but was worth all the time it took! 

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NOTE ABOUT EDGING:
 If you are using yarn with a weight of 1 - 3,
I suggest slipping the first stitch of each row purlwise to keep the edges from curling. Working the pattern this way you won't have to block your work.
 If you are using yarn with a weight of 4 or greater, feel free to follow the pattern as written, you more than likely will not need to block. 

Cast on 45 stitches

Row 1 (WS):  K1, Purl 43, K1 (45)
Row 2 (RS):  K2 K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 3 - 10:  Repeat Rows 1 & 2, 4 times more
Row 11:  Repeat Row 1 once more.
Row 12:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K9, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K9, K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 13:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 14:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K8, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K8, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 15:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 16:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K7, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K7, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 17:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 18:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K6, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 19:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 20:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K5, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K5, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 21:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 22:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K4, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K4, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 23:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 24:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K3, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 25:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 26:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K7, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K2, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 27:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 28:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K9, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1,YO, SSK, K2
Row 29:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 30:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K5, K3Tog, K5, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 31:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 32:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K4, K3Tog, K4, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 33:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 34:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3, K3Tog, K3, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 35:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 36:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K4, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K2, K3Tog, K2, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 37:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 38:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K5, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K1, K3Tog, K1, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K5, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 39:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 40:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3Tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K6, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 41:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 42:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K7, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3Tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K7, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 43:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 44:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K8, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3Tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K8, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 45:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 46:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K9, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3Tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K9, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 47:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 48:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K10, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K3Tog, YO, K10, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 49:  K1, Purl 43, K1
Row 50:  K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K11, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, K10, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 51:  K1, Purl 43, K1


                 ***Repeat Rows 12 - 51 until desired number of diamonds have been knit***

Row 52:  K2 K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2
Row 53 - 61:  Repeat Rows 51 & 52, 4 more times, then work Row 51 once more.
Bind Off. 

If you want to work a swatch follow the chart below: 

CLICK on photo to make chart larger.
Here is an example of what a swatch of the above chart would look like (no repeating diamonds).

 The swatch is 9 by 9 inches.

I used Size 4 needles with Caron's Simply Soft Blue Mint yarn: 






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Because I still find the original chart to have endearing qualities (though it's not so clear - sorry!) here it is :) 


**Click on the photo to get a larger view **
Key: 

O = Yarn Over
\ = SSK (Slip, Slip, Knit)
/ = K2tog
^ = K3tog
- = Knit on WS
Blank Box = Knit on RS, P on WS





Thank you for reading and stopping by!

Please NOTE: 
This pattern is Copyright to Lostsentiments. 
You have permission to sell the finished item rom this pattern but rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying the pattern itself is prohibited. 
Please include a link back to my etsy shop or blog in all sales/listings of items. 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

27 comments:

  1. Cute! How many yards of yarn did it take?

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    1. Hi Merry Karma! :) I'm not sure about the yardage as I was more focused on making sure it had an odd number of diamonds and also being long enough to wear. I didn't use more than a spool of the Aunt Lydia's crochet thread though. I hope that helps!

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  2. Hi! This scarf is gorgeous and I'd love to feature it on AllFreeKnitting.com, if you're interested. Feel free to contact me for more details; I think our readers would really enjoy it. :)

    Caitlin, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

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    1. Hi Caitlin! Thank you so much for contacting me! I'm definitely interested though at the moment I can't find contact information to get in touch with you - I hope you subscribed to the commments of this post ;). Please find me on Etsy or facebook to converse. Thanks again!

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  3. I was looking at this pattern because it is very attractive. I did try working from the chart but ended up interpreting it into written form. I am know knitting it to see if it is correct... fingers crossed!

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    1. Thank you Anita and nice job translating the chart into the written pattern! I'd love to see the final product if you care to share! I can be emailed at dawnmpearson @ gmail.com . Best to you in your knitting endeavors! ~Dawn

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  4. I wonder if this is a pattern that would translate well using larger needles and the corresponding yarn. It would be interesting to try.

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    1. Oh definitely Regie! Play with it! :) I think larger needles would really complement the openwork. If you try the pattern with larger needles I'd love to see it :). Happy knitting! :) Best, Dawn

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  5. http://www.tricksyknitter.com/pages/knitting-chart-maker.php
    There is a free chart maker here. Type the search words "free knit chart maker" into Google and you will find several more.

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    1. Thank you so much Rob! I appreciate the help! :) Best, Dawn

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  6. An absolutely beautiful pattern which I would love to make, but find it difficult to follow a chart. I was hoping someone might be able to write it out and share it with me.
    Thanks,
    Jean.

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  7. This is a beautiful scarf. I am wondering, as Jean McKean did in a recent post, if there is a written pattern? I saw in a previous post from today that Anita had written it out. I wonder if it turned out OK? Also, how would I find the written pattern? Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Jean and Maureen - thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I'm glad to hear you like the pattern! I don't have a written pattern for this or I'd gladly share. I write crochet patterns quite frequently but when it comes to knitting I need a visual to work off of. If someone were to send me the written version I can update the post for you. Sorry I don't have one for you! If this should change I'll be sure to let you know ;). Best, Dawn

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  9. I too would love to have this pattern if you ever come up with a written pattern it is gorgous but I am not very good at reading charts. thanks so much Linda

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  10. I am trying to knit this scarf but am confused about the diamond pattern. Is the right side Row1 or Row 2 on the chart? Jenny

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  11. Hi Jenny - the Right Side is the row where the yarn overs are worked.

    I updated the chart and added written instructions today. Hope these help!

    Happy Knitting everyone!

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  12. Hi Dawn,

    First off I really like this design but it took me forever to figure it out. I'm afraid I discovered that in your written instructions not all the rows add up to 45 stitches. So I went back and wrote the pattern myself and it's been working fine as I am now on the second diamond. I also noticed that you changed the all purl rows to all knit rows. Anyway just thought I'd let you know that not all of your rows have 45 stitches in them.I.E. row 18 I count 46 stitches and row 22 I count 44 stitches. I'm enjoying the pattern now that I figured it out. Thanks for a wonderful design. Enjoy your day..Judy :)

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    1. Judy! :) You are a rock star! Thank you for letting me know about the number of stitches not equalling 45 on the lines - I went back and made changes. I need an editor! ;) I'm glad you were still able to make up your diamonds and are well on your way with your project! Thanks again Judy! Happy knitting! :) Dawn

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  13. Dawn, Glad I was able to help, however you need to correct row 14 as well. After the last YO you need to add K1, YO so you come out to 45 stitches. The only other thing I noticed is that you changed the rows that were all purls in the original diagram to k1, purl 43, k1.

    If I might ask one question you indicated originally size 2 needles and mercerized cotton. Could you please tell me what brand etc you were referring to? I can't think of any mercerized cotton except what you make dollies out of and that would definitely be to thin for a scarf. I'm using a fingering yarn and it's so nice and soft I love it, now I just have to figure out how to block it. Again thanks for a wonderful pattern, I'll be making more for gifts. Enjoy your day...Judy :)

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    1. Hi Judy! :) Thanks again for the comments! I fixed line 14 as you mentioned. The original diagram reference wasn't right so I fixed that as well. I wouldn' t have realized this had you not mentioned the chart/description was off - so thank you :).

      You are absolutely right about the mercerized cotton thread, I used a red thread by Aunt Lydia's that would have otherwise been used to make a doily for the scarf. I believe I used a size 20 thread, possibly 10, I forget just now which one is slightly bigger than the other. The needle I used was made by CLOVER, you can find their website by cutting and pasting this link: http://www.clover-usa.com/category/453577/Takumi_Bamboo_Knitting_Needles . The needle set is made of bamboo and the size stamp reads 2 2 3/4 MM. I hope this information helped a bit! :)

      Take Care! ~Dawn

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  14. Dawn thank you so much for the clarification. I finished this scarf tonight using a fingering yarn and I like the way it came out although after looking back at your pattern not sure I put my asterisks in the right place. I'll be headed to the store to get some #10 thread so I can do this scarf again for Christmas gifts. Again thank you so much for answering all my questions. Enjoy your day and Happy Knitting...Judy :)

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    1. HI Judy! You're welcome! Thank you for asking the questions;). To be sure, I went to my yarn/thread stash and found the thread I used for this scarf is #20 of Aunt Lydia's. #10 is pretty tiny, #20 has a bit more substance to it. Hope this helps! Enjoy making the scarves! Feel free to stop back and let us know how/if you block it! Enjoy your thread shopping! :) Dawn

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    2. Gah! I meant that the other way around - #10 is the correct, this is the one I used. #20 thread is the one that's too tiny. Sorry, I saw your comment this mornign when I woke up and responded as quickly as I could but apparently was not fully awake! I hope you have fun making your scarves miss! Take Care, Dawn

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  15. Love this pattern! I'm still on the first diamond, but I think row 24 has an extra YO, SSK - the stitches add up to 47 instead of 45

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    1. Anna - thank you dear! :) You were exactly right :) - I made the change. So glad to hear you are enjoying the pattern! :) <3

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  16. I love this pattern and want to get started on it. I see most of the comments are wondering about written directions but I prefer working from charts for lace work--so very glad there's a chart. I hope all of the mistakes have been corrected--looks like enough people have worked this chart that they have--I hate doing the 'frog stitch' but I am very accomplished at it.

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    1. Hi beadyknitter! :) thank you so much for commenting! :) I'm glad to hear you like charts and hope this one serves you well! I believe we've all collectively worked out the kinks with the pattern, if you find na issue or have a question please feel free to let me know. Happy knitting! :D

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