This stylish knitting stitch creates a classic, beautiful look. I’ve found this or similar patterns labeled as lozenge stitch, diamond stitch, diamond lace stitch, and lozenge lace stitch in various old knitting books.
Multiple of 10 + 2
1) k1, *yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2 tog, yo, k1,* k1
2 and all even rows) purl
3) k1, *k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, k2 tog, yo, k2,* k1
5) k1, *k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2 tog, yo, k3,* k1
7) k1, *k3, yo, sl1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k4,* k1
9) k1,* k2, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3,* k1
11) k1,* k1, k2 tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1,* k1
13) k1,* k2 tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1,* k1
15) k2 tog, yo, k7, yo, sl1, k2 tog, psso,
*yo, k7, yo, sl1, k2 tog, psso,*
yo, k7, yo, sl1, k1, psso
k = knit
sl1 = slip one stitch (I did it knitwise in this sample)
k2 tog = knit two stitches together as one
psso = pass slipped stitch over
yo = yarn over (to make a stitch)
I’ve broken row 15 onto 3 lines because the before and after repeat sections are so long. Once you are knitting the pattern, you’ll realize that each end is ‘half’ of the tip of the diamond that needs the sl1, k2 tog, psso, through the rest of the row.
Diamond Point: yo, sl1, k2 tog, psso, yo
Wrap the yarn around the needle to make one stitch.
Put the needle in the next stitch like you’re going to knit it, but then just slide it over.
This is it on the next needle.
Put the needle in two stitches as if they were one stitch, and knit them together.
This is the two stitches knitted together.
Put the tip of the needle into the slipped stitch and pull it over the end.
That’s the completed point.
Wrap the yarn over the needle to make one more stitch.
Sl1, k1, psso
Put the needle in the stitch as if you’re going to knit it.
Slide it over without knitting it.
Knit the next stitch normally.
Place the tip of the needle into the slipped stitch, and pull the slipped stitch up over the knitted stitch.
Completed sl1, k1, psso.
Slip the needle into two stitches as if it were one, and knit the 2 stitches together.
This is a great pattern for lightweight summer knits, or for winter knits made from yarns that are too warm to wear most of the time!