Knitted in a multiple of 16 stitches plus 1, the Rhombus Lace Blocks stitch is a large panel stitch pattern which resembles tilted rhombus blocks. With a 16-row repeat, this reversible stitch pattern is perfect for large projects such as throws and wraps. Even though edges do not curl, blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.
Be sure to give the Rhombus Lace Blocks stitch a try for your next large knitted project!
Multiple of 16 sts + 1
Row 1 (RS): *(ssk, yo) x4, K8; rep. from * to the last st, K1.
Row 2: *K9, P7; rep. from * to the last st, K1.
Rows 3-8: repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Row 9: K1, *K8, (yo, k2tog) x4; rep. from * to the end.
Row 10: K1, *P7, K9; rep. from * to the end.
Rows 11-16: rep. Rows 9 and 10.
Repeat Rows 1-16.
yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.
ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip the next 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of both loops and knit them together.
k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.
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