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Lace Diamonds Bookmark Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Lace Diamonds 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 bookmarks.

Size:
Approx 6" 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
CO 20 Sts. Work seed st for 2 rows:
Row 1: p1, k1; rep across
Row 2: k1, p1; rep across

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

Row 1 (WS) and all WS rows: Purl
Row 2: k5, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5
Row 4: k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k4
Row 6: k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3
Row 8: k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k2
Row 10: k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1
Row 12: k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog
Row 14: k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 16: k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3

Repeat rows 1-16 twice more.

Work dec as follows:
Row 1 and all WS rows except 15: p1, k1, p across to last st, k1
Row 2: k1, p1, SSK, k12, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 4: k1, p1, SSK, k10, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 6: k1, p1, SSK, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 8: k1, p1, SSK, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 10: k1, p1, SSK, k4, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 12: k1, p1, SSK, k2, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 14: k1, p1, SSK, k2tog, k1, p1
Row 15: k1, p1; rep across
Row 16: p1, k1; rep across

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