Rustic Diamonds is a comfy everyday sweater. The front and back feature twisted stitch diamonds with garter stitch on the inside which accentuates the shape and make the diamonds pop. The sides, neckline, and center of the sleeves feature garter stitch to add a little more interest. I knit my sample in Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Worsted yarn, an incredibly soft yarn available in a variety of earthy shades. The easy, boxy fit of Rustic Diamonds, paired with the cozy cotton yarn, makes for a truly soft and comfortable pullover!
Rustic Diamonds is knit from the bottom up in the round. The front and back yokes are knit separately, flat, and feature shoulder shaping and a boat neckline. The yoke halves are seamed at the shoulders. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round outward from the body.
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
34.75 (41.5, 48, 54.5, 61.25, 67.75)” / 88.5 (105.5, 122, 138.5, 155.5, 172) cm bust circumference
Designed to fit with 4-8” / 10-20 cm positive ease in bust
Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Worsted in Bay Leaf (100% organic cotton, 150 yards / 100 g)
Approximately 590 (715, 850, 970, 1110, 1270) yards/ 539 (654, 777, 887, 1015, 1161) meters
OR 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins
17 sts and 23 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st worked in the round and blocked
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32-40” / 81.5-101.5 cm circular needles for the body, and additional needle(s) of the same size for your preferred method of small circumference knitting (9”/ 23 cm circular, 2-circulars, DPNs or Magic Loop) for the sleeves and neckline
Stitch marker for BOR
Spare needles or waste yarn/stitch holder