A knitting pattern for Lozenge stitch, sounds like a typo. In my vocabulary, lozenge is something to easy my sore throat.
But indeed, Lozenge derives from the French word, Losenge, meaning 'diamond shape'.
Who said knitting can not educate you?
knitting stitches - how to knit lozenge stitch
Here follows the:
knitting pattern for lozenge stitch
more about lozenge stitch
In the Eyelet and Lace categories of knitting stitches, the Lozenge pattern, will be classified as a Faggot stitch.
How do you know when it is a lace stitch - small holes or "eyelets" are the basis of lace knitting patterns.
How do you create holes?
By decreasing and increasing in the same row, maintaining the amount of stitches (otherwise your work will not retain it's shape).
To decrease - in this pattern, you knit 2 stitches together, better identified with the abbreviation, k2tog.
To increase - in this pattern, you pull your yarn over, and the abbreviation is yo. In the next row, this wrapped piece of yarn, will be knit to form a stitch. But ultimately, the wrapped yarn, creates the eyelet (hole).
Faggot stitches are eyelets arranged in such a sequence that it forms an openwork pattern. The increases and decreases are worked in one row, followed by a non-increase and non-decrease row.
And that is what Lozenge or Diamond Lace stitch is, eyelets arranged to form diamonds, with a garter stitch background.
Once you have figured this out, you will be able to master any type of eyelet shaped knitting pattern.
what you'll be using knitting
- Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
- The sample was knit with Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn
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k - knit
k2tog- knit 2 stitches together (to decrease)
rep - repeat
st - stitch
sts - stitches
yo - yarn over (to increase)
the pattern - lozenge stitch, aka diamond lace stitch
EVEN STITCHES IN MULTIPLES OF 16 + 1
Cast on stitches in multiples of 16 + 1. My sample was knit over 33 stitches.
1st row - k1, *k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k5, repeat from * to end.
Second and all even numbered rows - Knit.
3rd row - *k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k4, rep from * to last st, k1.
5th row - *k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k3, rep from * to last st, k1.
7th row - *k3, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.
9th row - *k2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, k1, rep from * to last st, k1.
11th row - *k1, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, k2tog, rep from *to last st, k1.
13th row - *k1, yo, k2tog, k11, k2tog, yo, rep from * to last st, k1.
15th row - *k2, yo, k2tog, k9, k2tog, yo, k1, rep from *to last st, k1.
17th row - *k3, yo, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, k2, rep from * to last st, k1.
19th row - *k4, yo, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, rep from * to last st, k1.
21st row - *k5, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k4, rep from * to last st, k1.
23rd row - *k6, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, rep from * to last st, k1.
24th row - knit.
Repeat these 24 rows until your work is the desired length.
Cast off and weave in the lose ends.
where to use the lozenge knit lace stitch
- Baby knits
- Lightweight summer garments
- Summer or Baby blanket
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