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Parallelogram Check and Plain Diamond Stitch

Guest Author - Marjorie Colletta

Reversible Stitches are extremely useful in items where both sides will routinely be seen such as blankets and scarves. This article will describe the parallelogram and plain diamond stitches.

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Reversible Right Side Reversible Wrong Side
Reversible Knitting Right Side Reversible Knitting Wrong Side

Parallelogram Check




Parallelogram Right Side Parallelogram Wrong Side, Parallelogram Wrong Side
Parallelogram Right SideParallelogram Wrong Side

Directions


Cast On multiples of 10 stitches.

  • Row 1 (RS) - *k5, p5; repeat from * to end of row.

  • Row 2 - k4, *p5, k5; repeat from * to last 6 sts., p5, k1.

  • Row 3 - p2, *k5, p5; repeat from * to last 8 sts., k5, p3.

  • Row 4 - k2, *p5, k5; repeat from * to last 8 sts., p5, k3.

  • Row 5 - p4, *k5, p5; repeat from * to last 6 sts., k5, p1

  • Row 6 - *p5, k5; repeat from * to end of row.


Repeat these six rows.
Plain Diamond Stitch


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Plain Diamond Right SidePlain Diamond Wrong Side

Directions


Cast on multiples of 9.

  • Row 1 (RS) - k4, *p1, k8; repeat from * to last 5 sts., p1, k4.

  • Row 2 - p3, *k3, p6; repeat from * to last 6 sts., k3, p3.

  • Row 3 - k2, *p5, k4; repeat from * to last 7 sts., p5, k2.

  • Row 4 - p1, *k7, p2; repeat from * to last 8 sts., k7, p1.

  • Row 5 - purl

  • Row 6 - As 4th row

  • Row 7 - As 3th row

  • Row 8 - As 2th row


Repeat these 8 rows.
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This content was written by Marjorie Colletta. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Linnell-Olsen for details.

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