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Stitchfinder: Knitting: Cable: Diamonds and Pearls

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Diamonds and Pearls cable pattern
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(worked over 11 sts)

Stitch Explanation: 

MB K into front, back and front of next st, turn, k3, turn, p3, turn, k3, turn, SK2P.
2-st RC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.
2-st LC
Sl 1 st to cn and hold to front, k1, k1 from cn.
2-st RPC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back, k1, p1 from cn.
2-st LPC Sl 1 st to cn and hold to front, p1, k1 from cn.
3-st RC Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k1, k2 from cn.


Row 1 (RS) P4, 3-st RC, p4.
Row 2
K4, p3, k4.
Row 3
P3, 2-st RC, k1, 2-st LC, p3.
Rows 4 and 18
K3, p5, k3.
Row 5
P2, 2-st RC, k1, MB, k1, 2-st LC, p2.
Rows 6 and 16
K2, p7, k2.
Row 7
P1, 2-st RC, k5, 2-st LC, p1.
Rows 8 and 14
K1, p9, k1.
Row 9
2-st RC, k7, 2-st LC.
Rows 10 and 12
Row 11
K3, MB, k3, MB, k3.
Row 13
2-st LPC, k7, 2-st RPC.
Row 14
K1, p9, k1.
Row 15
P1, 2-st LPC, k5, 2-st RPC, p1.
Row 17
P2, 2-st LPC, k1, MB, k1, 2-st RPC, p2.
Row 19
P3, 2-st LPC, k1, 2-st RPC, p3.
Row 20 
Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1–20

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 11 stitches. In the example shown, there is one repeat of the stitch with 12 stitches are on either side, so you'd need to cast on 35 (12 + 11 + 12) stitches and knit 12 stitches before and after the pattern.

moss stitch diamond

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration

cn = cable needle sl = slip
k = knit rep = repeat(s)(ing)
k2tog = knit 2 together RS = right side
p = purl WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es)  

Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume Two, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005

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