We are bringing the year by knitting a classic diamond sweater.
How To: Knitting A Diamond Sweater
Our sweater is a unisex design featuring a diamond pattern.
It is available in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52) ins. Actual size is around 22/17 cm (8½/ 6½ ins) larger, giving a comfortable fit.
The yarn is Stylecraft Softie Chunky in the shade Fern (2418), a lovely vibrant shade of green. However, there are 10 shades available in the range if you would prefer something else.
Visit www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk so see the shades and find your local stockist.
We have graded this as an intermediate design. The diamond pattern is worked over a repeat of 20 rows front and back and the sleeves provide contrast in stocking-stitch (knit one row, purl one row).
The drop shoulders mean there is very little shaping.
So why not start the New Year with some knitting? We hope this is just the design to get you started.
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Find the full instructions for knitting a diamond sweater in our December 31, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue.
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