St. Patrick’s Day Afghan

Block 9 (September 2000): Diamonds and Bobbles
Designed by Tracy Strickland (thstrick@home.com)

Picture of Block 9

Chart for Block 9

This is a 12" x 12" square that was inspired by Alice Starmore's "Aran Knitting" book. The diamonds are a wider adaptation of her generic 15 stitch diamond pattern. I've added a bobble in the center of each diamond for interest as well as a double twist between each vertical repeat of the diamond. I hope you enjoy it.


Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7 rows per inch with US7 needles in stockinette stitch

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool or any worsted weight yarn which will give you gauge.


ABBREVIATIONS USED
k: knit

p: purl

Seed Stitch:
Row 1: (K1, P1) to end of row
Repeat Row 1 for pattern.

k1tbl: knit 1 through back loop

p1tbl: purl 1 through back loop

C3BP (worked over 5 sts):
Remove next 3 sts onto cable needle and place to back, k2 sts from left needle, p last st placed on cable needle, k2 sts from cable needle.

C3FP (worked over 5 sts):
Remove next 3 sts onto cable needle and place to front, k2 sts from left needle, p last st placed on cable needle, k2 sts from cable needle.

C1BP (worked over 3 sts):
Remove next st onto cable needle and place to back, k2 sts from left needle, p st from cable needle.

C2FP (worked over 3 sts):
Remove next 2 sts onto cable needle and place to front, p1 st from left needle, k2 sts from cable needle.

mkbob: Make bobble by...k into back, front, and back of next st. 3 sts made. Turn and p3. Turn and k3. Turn and p3. Turn and sl1, k2tog, pass slipped st over.


DIRECTIONS
CO 61 sts.

Row 1 - 7: Work seed stitch pattern.

Row 8 (RS): Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p11, C3BP, p9, k1tbl, p9, C3FP, p11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 9 (WS): Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k11, p2, k1, p2, k9, p1tbl, k9, p2, k1, p2, k11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 10: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p10, C1BP, p1, C2FP, p8, k1tbl, p8, C1BP, p1, C2FP, p10. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 11: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k10, p2, k3, p2, k8, p1tbl, k8, p2, k3, p2, k10. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 12: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p9, C1BP, p3, C2FP, p7, k1tbl, p7, C1BP, p3, C2FP, p9. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 13: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k9, p2, k5, p2, k7, p1tbl, k7, p2, k5, p2, k9. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 14: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p8, C1BP, p5, C2FP, p6, k1tbl, p6, C1BP, p5, C2FP, p8. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 15: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k8, p2, k7, p2, k6, p1tbl, k6, p2, k7, p2, k8. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 16: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p7, C1BP, p7, C2FP, p5, k1tbl, p5, C1BP, p7, C2FP, p7. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 17: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k7, p2, k9, p2, k5, p1tbl, k5, p2, k9, p2, k7. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 18: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p6, C1BP, p9, C2FP, p4, k1tbl, p4, C1BP, p9, C2FP, p6. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 19: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k6, p2, k11, p2, k4, p1tbl, k4, p2, k11, p2, k6. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 20: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p5, C1BP, p11, C2FP, p3, k1tbl, p3, C1BP, p11, C2FP, p5. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 21: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k5, p2, k13, p2, k3, p1tbl, k3, p2, k13, p2, k5. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 22: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p4, C1BP, p6, mkbob, p6, C2FP, p2, k1tbl, p2, C1BP, p6, mkbob, p6, C2FP, p4. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 23: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k4, p2, k15, p2, k2, p1tbl, k2, p2, k15, p2, k4. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 24: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p4, C2FP, p13, C1BP, p2, k1tbl, p2, C2FP, p13, C1BP, p4. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 25: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k5, p2, k13, p2, k3, p1tbl, k3, p2, k13, p2, k5. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 26: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p5, C2FP, p11, C1BP, p3, k1tbl, p3, C2FP, p11, C1BP, p5. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 27: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k6, p2, k11, p2, k4, p1tbl, k4, p2, k11, p2, k6. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 28: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p6, C2FP, p9, C1BP, p4, k1tbl, p4, C2FP, p9, C1BP, p6. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 29: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k7, p2, k9, p2, k5, p1tbl, k5, p2, k9, p2, k7. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 30: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p7, C2FP, p7, C1BP, p5, k1tbl, p5, C2FP, p7, C1BP, p7. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 31: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k8, p2, k7, p2, k6, p1tbl, k6, p2, k7, p2, k8. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 32: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p8, C2FP, p5, C1BP, p6, k1tbl, p6, C2FP, p5, C1BP, p8. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 33: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k9, p2, k5, p2, k7, p1tbl, k7, p2, k5, p2, k9. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 34: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p9, C2FP, p3, C1BP, p7, k1tbl, p7, C2FP, p3, C1BP, p9. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 35: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k10, p2, k3, p2, k8, p1tbl, k8, p2, k3, p2, k10. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 36: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p11, C3BP, p9, k1tbl, p9, C3FP, p11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 37: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k11, p2, k1, p2, k9, p1tbl, k9, p2, k1, p2, k11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 38: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. p11, k2, p1, k2, p9, mkbob, p9, k2, p1, k2, p11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 39: Work first 5 sts in Seed Stitch. k11, p2, k1, p2, k9, p1tbl, k9, p2, k1, p2, k11. Work last 5 sts in Seed Stitch.

Rows 40 - 68: Repeat Rows 8 - 36.

Rows 69 - 75: Work seed stitch pattern.

Bind off in pattern.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright 2000 by Tracy Strickland. Patterns in this afghan may be used by individuals for personal use and charity knitting only. It can be distributed to and shared with others as long as it remains fully intact, including this copyright notice. It may not be sold, used to produce items for sale, or used in a compilation or archive of any kind without the expressed written permission of the designer. All rights are expressly reserved by the designer.

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