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Double Diamonds Lace Bookmark Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Double Diamonds Lace Bookmark Knitting Pattern

Bookmarks knit up very quickly. This pattern uses an easy lace pattern so it's a great way to try your hand at lace if you've never knit it before.

The metallic gold yarn adds sparkle but it would knit up nicely in any fingering weight yarn.

One skein makes 3 to 4 bookmarks depending on the amount of yarn used for the tassel.

Size:
Approx 6½" long and 2½" wide

Gauge:
7½ sts=1" in pattern stitch

Materials:
Lurex Shimmer by Rowan
80% viscose, 20% polyester
25 g/104 yards/95 meters
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needles

Instructions
Note: This pattern is worked from side to side.

CO 48 sts. Work seed st for 3 rows:
Row 1: k1, p1; rep across
Row 2: p1, k1; rep across
Row 3: k1, p1; rep across

Begin pattern stitch, keeping first three and last three sts of each row in seed st.

Row 1 (WS) and all WS rows: Purl
Row 2: k2, k2tog, yo, k3; rep across
Row 4: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep across
Row 6: k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep across
Row 8: k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1; rep across
Row 10: k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2; rep across

Rep Rows 1-10 once more.

P one row, keeping first three and last three sts of each row in seed st.
Work 3 rows seed st.
BO in pat.
Make and attach tassel if desired. Starch, using any method desired.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter