28 February 2010

Running Diamonds Throw

The next throw for 2014 is a pretty good size at 64" x 70".  Very soft with James Brett Chunky yarn (once again I'm using this yarn because I need washable for a gift and this is perfect.)  The pattern is made with a 16 stitch ( plus 1) and 18 row repeats so can be adjusted to a larger or smaller size.  All my patterns work well for baby blankets as well.  Make a swatch to see what the pattern looks like with the yarn and needles you've decided on.  This, as well as any of the other throws can be easily adjusted.

Experience Level:  Intermediate
Materials:  -1365 yds Bulky Weight Yarn (you can very this based on the size you want to make.  This will also change if you're using a different weight of yarn with the pattern stitch.)
                    -US 10 1/2 (will very if different weight yarn is used.)

k: knit
p: purl
RS: right side
SSK:  slip one stitch knitwise, slip a second stitch knitwise, pass slipped stitches back to left needle, knit through the back loops.  Single decrease.
SK2P: slip 1 stitch from left needle to right, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch back over knitted stitches.  Double decrease.
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yo: yarn over

Pattern Stitch:
Row 1(RS): K3, *p1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk*; repeat to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 2 (WS) and all even numbered rows:  K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K3, *p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, ssk*; repeat to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 5: K3, *p1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k7, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk*; repeat to last 4 sts, p1, k3.
Row 7: K3, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k9, yo, k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo,k2tog,yo*; repeat to last 16 sts then k9, (yo, k2tog)twice, k3.
Row 9: K3, *k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, ssk, p1, k2tog, k3, yo,k2tog, yo*: repeat to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 11: K3, *k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, ssk, p1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1*; repeat to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 13: K3, *k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2*; repeat to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 15: K3, *k4, (yo, ssk) twice, p1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3*; repeat to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 17: K3, *k5, yo,k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo,k2tog, yo, k4*; repeat to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 18: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Cast on 183 stitches.
Knit 4 rows.
Repeat pattern stitch to desired length ending with row 17.  Knit 3 rows then bind off.



Anonymous said...

This is a very lovely pattern! Thank-you for sharing! Diana :)

Christina said...

Thank you. Enjoy!

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Unknown said...

This blanket is lovely. I would like to know the color of the yarn shown.
Thank you.

Christina said...

Thank you, Eileen. The colour is 24 summer green. Enjoy.

Unknown said...

I went to the James Brett website and cannot find the yarn...can you help...please.

Unknown said...

Found it.....

Unknown said...

I am having a problem with row 7 of the running diamonds throw. There are to many stitches for the 16 stitch repeat. Is there a typo?

Christina said...

Hi there...there is no typo, this row is a little different from the rest and the repeat is in a different spot. Just follow the line exactly and you should be ok. Take note of where the repeat markers (*) are.

Row 7: K3, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k9, yo, k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo,k2tog,yo*; repeat to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm also confused by row 7. The stitch count doesn't add up when looking at it. Newer knitter, so no doubt I'm missing something simple?

Christina said...

Please see the post above. The stitch count for the repeat is the same as the other rows, however it's just shifted a bit. Follow it exactly and you should be fine. Note the sk2p uses three stitches.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hello I was just wondering if you casted on 183 and then knit 4 rows and then start at row 1 or do you just cast on and then start at row 1?

Christina said...

You cast on your stitches, knit 4 rows, then begin with row 1. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I hope I am not posting a ? that someone else has already asked but just so I know I am doing this right once I am done with row 17 and I do row 18 same as the rest of the even numbers do I start back over at row 1?

Bernadette said...

I can't get past row 6 either. Of the 183 total stitches, it seems 12 are used on the stitches before the beginning* and 5 are used after the* repeat. That leaves 171 stitches working with a repeating pattern of 16.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting stuck on row 7. I've followed the directions (and read your notes above), but am not able to complete the 11th set of 16. I'm able to K9 and then only have 6 stitches left. Do we complete 11 sets, or leave it partial? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks.

Christina said...

I have updated the pattern again. It seems my correction for row did not take. You should knit to the last 16 sts then k9, (yo, k2tog)twice, k3. That should complete your row accurately. Thanks for letting me know.

Knots of Luv said...

Where have I been - I never saw this pattern before, but it is what I have been looking for. Hope to make a few baby blankets from this style.

Christina said...

Thank you...enjoy the knitting.

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canadagirl said...

What yarns are the equiva;ent of James Brett? In other words what would be another good buly weight yarn I could use? Than you Connie Moskowitz