Knit Stitch Pattern Saturday

This week I explored another type of diamond pattern.  This one is created over 17 stitches and uses yarn overs with knit 2 together and slip, slip, knit decreases to outline the stockinette stitch diamond.

I added 8 stitches on each side of the pattern to create my swatch, the outer 2 stitches are in garter stitch to keep it from rolling.  Using worsted weight yarn and a U.S. Size 7 needle this diamond is 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.

I believe this pattern would be better in a design using Dk or sport weight yarn with a larger number of stitches per inch.  I'll be experimenting with incorporating this in a pillow design.

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