How to knit the Diamond Stitch

This is another big favourite of BettaKnit’s Team: the Diamond Stitch!

You can find many different variations of this stitch, but basically you create the shape of a diamond in a way that it stands out on an even background.

In this version, you get the diamond design using the Cable Stitch technique. The knit ribs that shape the diamonds are highlighted by the purl stitches in the background, and curve across the pattern as you work.

We recreated it with our Prato Cotton yarn (super eco-yarn! 🌱 Find out more about it here) in the color Apple Green, using our 5 mm (US 8) Beechwood knitting needles.

Continue reading to learn how to knit it!

How to knit the Diamond Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 8 + 2 stitches.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): 
  • Knit 1 stitch.
  • *Knit 3 stitches, purl 2 stitches, knit 3 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Knit the last stitch.
Row 2 (Right Side):
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Purl 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches, purl 3 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 3 (and following odd rows):
  • Lavora a diritto le maglie che si presentano a diritto.
  • Passa a rovescio (tenendo il filo sul rovescio del lavoro) le maglie che si presentano a rovescio, senza lavorarle.
Row 4:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Purl 2 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the right (leave 1 stitch on hold in the back, knit 1 stitch, purl the stitch left on hold), cross 2 stitches to the left (leave 1 stitch on hold in the front, purl 1 stitch, knit the stitch left on hold), purl 2 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 6:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Purl 1 stitch, cross 2 stitches to the right, purl 2 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the left, purl 1 stitch*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 8:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Cross 2 stitches to the right, purl 4 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the left*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 10:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Knit 1 stitch, purl 6 stitches, knit 1 stitch*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 12:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Cross 2 stitches to the left, purl 4 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the right*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 14:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Purl 1 stitch, cross 2 stitches to the left, purl 2 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the right, purl 1 stitch*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.
Row 16:
  • Purl 1 stitch.
  • *Purl 2 stitches, cross 2 stitches to the left, cross 2 stitches to the right, purl 2 stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to *. Purl the last stitch.

 

Repeat Rows 2 – 17 until your piece is the length your project requires.

Diamond Stitch Chart

If you’re looking for inspiration…

The Diamond Stitch is so versatile and the fabric it creates is not too thick, not too thin, so you can knit it with basically all kinds of cotton and wool yarns.

We love how simple yet unique it is: our Dalia T-Shirt features this stitch, it is super stylish and perfect for spring time! 🌸 Check out the knitting kit to make one yourself here.

Any idea of what your next knitted project will be? Let us know in the comment section and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit! 😉

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