The Diamond lace stitch forms a lovely allover pattern, or work a single 8-st repeat as a focal panel surrounded by another stitch.
Diamond lace is a lace stitch, but not true knitted lace, which has patterning on both sides of the fabric. For this stitch you will only be working patterning on the RS rows. All WS-even rows are “resting”. That is, you purl every stitch and get to rest your brain from thinking about what to do!
Swatch is worked over 25 sts. This is 3 repeats of the pattern plus 1 balancing st.
Cast on a multiple of 8 sts + 1
Row 1: *k4, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: purl (all WS-even rows are purled)
Row 3: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 4: purl
Row 5: *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 6: purl
Row 7: *k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 8: purl
Row 9: *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 10: purl
Row 11: *k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 12: purl
*Continue working rows 1 – 12 to form pattern as desired.
Highlighted area shows one repeat of the pattern.