Some designs come more easily than others. For weeks, I had the image of a lattice created with elongated diamonds with each diamond surrounded by a vibrant contrasting color, but I couldn't decide how to make it. Fair Isle would be too heavy. Intarsia would have too many bobbins to fiddle with (which would make for an incredibly unpleasant knit)!
What I finally created was a solid stockinette fabric with just the mere impression of the elongated diamonds. The individual cells are created with increases and decreases and surrounded with twisted stitches. The adjacent twisted stitches create a deliberate ladder between the cells. When the base fabric is complete it is firmly blocked and then embellished with the contrasting color using surface crochet. As I worked the embellishing I realized my elongated diamonds felt very floral, very "chrystanthemummy".
The yarn used in the sample is no longer available. We have made substitution suggestions in the Kit Builder below.
Sizes Included: Baby - 53" diameter, Adult - 75" diameter
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yarn Line: Brava Bulky
Fiber Type: Acrylic
Needle Sizes: US 11/8.0mm 48" circular needle
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