The diamond rib stitch is delicate and lacy with a row of diamonds that go down the center of each pattern repeat. This is another knitting pattern that would make a great afghan or baby blanket. It is knitted with an eight row repeat and care must be take to keep track of which row you are on. A stitch counter is highly recommended for this pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate

9 Stitch pattern repeat

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 9 + 2.
1st row (right side): P2 *k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; rep from * to end
2nd and every alt row: K2, *p7, k2; rep from * to end.
3rd row: P2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; rep from * to end.
5th row: P2, *k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, rep from * to end.
7th row: P2, *k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2; rep from * to end.
8th row: As 2nd row.
Rep these 8 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • psso=pass slip stitch over
  • rep=repeat
  • sl=slip
  • tog=together
  • yo=yarn over

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