Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a large diamond nested within outer rows of zigzags. It is a visually impressive design knitted with a combination of the Garter, Stockinette, and Reverse Stockinette stitches. This 16-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project that is a great choice for knitting up stunning scarves, pillows, blankets, and more.

Please continue reading to get all your materials, techniques, and written pattern instructions to knit this Fancy Diamond Stitch Pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles. This pattern is also found on pages 47-48 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book.

Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern


A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FANCY DIAMOND STITCH

With just knits and purls, this design creates a complex pattern of nested diamond shapes. 

Knitted Swatch of Fancy Diamond Stitch Pattern


KNITTING MATERIALS for the Fancy Diamond Stitch

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials to Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


HOW TO KNIT THE FANCY DIAMOND STITCH

The Fancy Diamond Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Fancy Diamond Stitch on page 63-64 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern below!

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Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern

Fancy Diamond Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Fancy Diamond Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a large diamond nested within outer rows of zigzags.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 28

  1. Row1 (Right Side): * K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P11, K3, P2, K1, P2 *
  2. Row2 (Wrong Side): * P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K9, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1 *
  3. Row3: * P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P7, K3,P2, K1, P2, K1, P1 *
  4. Row4: * K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K5, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1,K2, P1 *
  5. Row5: * K2, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1 *
  6. Row6: * P2, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K1, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3 *
  7. Row7: * K4, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K5, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K3 *
  8. Row8: * P4, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P5 *
  9. Row9: * K6, P2, K1, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K5 *
  10. Row10: * P4, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P5 *
  11. Row11: * K4, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K5, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3 *
  12. Row12: * P2, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K1, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3 *
  13. Row13: * K2, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1 *
  14. Row14: * K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K5, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1 *
  15. Row 15: * P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P7, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P1 *
  16. Row16: * P1, K2, P1, K2, P3, K9, P3, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 28

  1. Row1 (Right Side): * K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P11, K3, P2, K1, P2 *
  2. Row2: * P1, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P9, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1 *
  3. Row3: * P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P7, K3,P2, K1, P2, K1, P1 *
  4. Row4: * K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P5, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2 *
  5. Row5: * K2, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1 *
  6. Row6: * K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P1, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K2 *
  7. Row7: * K4, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K5, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K3 *
  8. Row8: * K5, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K4 *
  9. Row9: * K6, P2, K1, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K1, P2, K1, P2,K5 *
  10. Row10: * K5, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K4 *
  11. Row11: * K4, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K5, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3 *
  12. Row12: * K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P1, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K2 *
  13. Row13: * K2, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P3, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1 *
  14. Row14: * K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P5, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2 *
  15. Row 15: * P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P7, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P1 *
  16. Row16: * P1, K1, P2, K1, P2, K3, P9, K3, P2, K1, P2, K1 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 16 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

16-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern Chart

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