This is the 4th in a series of 12 blogposts featuring stitches from our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book and showing some of the items that can be made from them.
Today, I am thinking about the Elongated Diamond Pattern from Chapter 9 – and it's one of my favourites from the whole book. It's hard to say why some patterns really speak to us, but this is one that I really enjoy using. Perhaps I got to like it so much because of where I was knitting the Hamilton Table Runner that uses this stitch.
We went first to a sub‐temple, Zuihō‐in with a very dynamic "wave" garden which is supposed to energise you making you feel strong and active. I sat on the wooden area to one side of the garden and picked up the knitting I was working on.
As I knitted the diamond shapes of the pattern, I let my mind wander and take in the patterning in the garden. When it was time to leave, I was so surprised to see how much my work had grown! We must have been there longer than I thought.
And all the time my knitting was growing steadily.
It is a very elegant stitch and lends itself to long projects such as the Hamilton Table Runner shown here. It is also a lovely stitch for other large‐scale items, such as afghans, blankets and throws.
If you would like to read more about the Hamilton Table Runner pattern, then please click here, and to read more about our the Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here.
Until tomorrow – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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