– [Kristen] The Diamond
Lace Stitch, or DLS, looks just like a
mock crochet stitch. It’s got this really cool mesh, but it’s actually very
strong for needles. It even looks a little
bit woven on the back. Depending up the yarn
and needles you use, you can have something
very closed in or you even something very
open woven looking like this, and this is on the flat panel or we can do it in the round. So, I’m gonna show
you both today in the round and a flat panel. If you’re interested
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make the diamond lace stitch. Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. To see the stitch pattern, click on the link in
the description below. All right, let’s just go
over a couple of things before we begin. You’re going to need
a multiple of two, and that will get
you the right cast on for either flat or in the round. We are gonna work
in the round first, and I’m gonna show
you how this stitch actually kinda moves
down as you go. This part right here
was actually my cast on, and then by the time I
got to my color change, you can see right
here where it changed. And so there can
be a bit of a jog if you do some color changing, so know that that happens there. But overall, it has a
really nice clean look. If you’re working with
a color-changing yarn, this works really beautifully. All right, so I
want to let you know that you don’t have to
have a foundation row, but I have started in the
round with making a multiple and then doing a
one-by-one ribbing, so a knit, purl, knit,
purl, once around. And we’re gonna begin
with in the round here, and that’s what I’ve
done on my sample, okay? So let me slip this
stitch right back over, and so just imagine you’ve
already casted on an even number and you’ve done a
knit, purl round and you’re ready to begin. You’ve got your stitch
marker right here ready to begin the round. This one, you’ll see why later
why this is leaning here, but this stitch here, we’re just going to start
by slipping it purlwise, and don’t do anything
with it right now. Then we’re going to
work the next stitch by knitting in the
back of the loop. Okay? And then we’re going to
slip those two stitches back on to our
left needle, okay? And then we’re going
to work into the back of that first stitch and
knit that in the back loop. All right, that it the repeat. So let’s do that again. You see how these
are connected here? You’re going to be slipping
that stitch purlwise, knit in the back loop, slip the two stitches back over and then I actually just let
this first one slide over, and then keep this one on. Your needle is set up
in the correct way, and then you are ready
to knit in the back loop, and you’re done with
your stitch repeat. So let’s do that again. Slip one purlwise, knit in the back of the loop, slide them back over, knit one in the back loop. And be sure once you knit
that one in the back loop, you don’t let go
of this one here. So each stitch is
getting knit twice. You see how it’s built one up, and then you have one
more that comes back on it and it works you skip one, you work it, you come back, you work that previous one. So the only time that
it gets difficult is actually when you get
back to your stitch marker. So continue going in the round, pause your video and
I’ll meet you back up when I’m moving around
this stitch marker here. All right, we’ll
see you in a minute. Okay we still have
one stitch left. If we were working
in flat panel, then we would just go ahead
and knit in the back loop, and that would be the
end of our flat panel, but we’re ready
to continue going. You’re actually just
going to continue this stitch pattern
again in the round. So you just have to work
around this stitch marker here. So you really just wanna
keep the pattern going. So you just go ahead and
slip this over, okay? And then slip over
the stitch marker, work that first stitch
in the back loop, and this’ll have a
nice seamless beginning and end to these rounds. So now we wanna
slip them back over, one then I got my stitch marker, and then put your
needle into the front of this stitch here, and then you can go ahead
and work into the back of it. So this is the last stitch
before your stitch marker. All right. Now you’re done at
the end of this round, and go ahead and move your
stitch marker back over, and then begin your
repeats slipping one, working in the
back of that loop, slipping these first
two stitches over. Don’t pick up your
stitch marker. Work in the back
of that first loop, and then you can continue. If you have to set
down your needles and you need to start it right where the beginning
of the stitch pattern is, you can of course pull
all the way through just right where you are, and then you know exactly where
that stitch pattern begins. I tend to go ahead and
slip this stitch over, so it’s not tugging
so much at my work. And when I begin, I just simply look at
the back of my work and see that I have
already worked this stitch, and this one has
already been slipped. So I just know that I’m gonna
work in the back of this one, and we’re just
skipping that stitch. And you can also double check and see that you got this
back of this stitch here, and here and here you can see
that you haven’t missed any, okay? So that’s how to tell
where your placing is and than you can just
pull your needles and set it to the side. Let’s begin on the flat panel. For the flat panel, you can see how it is curling
up down on the bottom here. That’s because it is
essentially a stockinette. All the right side
facing stitches are all knit through
the back loop, therefore they are
all a stockinette, or twisted stockinette stitch. They just are a little more
spread out with this mesh, and then the back are all
purl through the back loop. Now on the round part
working in the round, I made a knit one, purl
one ribbing on the edge, and it makes it
stay nice and flat. It’s not curling at all. It did the same thing
on my hat over here. This stuff in the round is not
necessarily going to roll up, but depending upon your yarn, this could be a good idea
just as a prevention. So on this one, what I’ve done is I just
have my long tail cast on. And then to make
a foundation row, I have just purled back across, so that on the right
side when I begin, I will be right-facing. And you can see how it has
curled up a little bit. So to prevent this, you can also do a
one-by-one ribbing starting on the wrong side, and that way this won’t curl. You can set up a stockinette
or a garter stitch, either way to begin. It doesn’t really matter. This is an even
number of stitches. I’m working with a
cast on of 20 stitches. So I’ve cast on 20, done a purl row, and now I’m working
on a row one, okay? Now you can see that every
other row is shortened, and that’s really more because
my gauge happens to be off. When I’m working on
my right-side row, I tend to be for some
reason a little bit tighter on my knit stitches
than I am on my purls. A lot of times people
are the opposite. Sometimes when I do this, I’m extremely consistent. I just haven’t
done it in a while, so you might wanna work
a swatch for a while and see how you like it. I kind of like that it’s
giving me this look today, so I’m just gonna keep going. All right, so we’re gonna start with the same stitch
that we just did. You’re just going to be
slipping the stitch purlwise, and knitting in the back, okay? So we knit in the back loop, and now we wanna pass
these two stitches over and then we’re gonna
work that first stitch, knitting in the back loop. It’s the same thing
that we just did before. So you’re gonna have a slip that knit in the back of
that next stitch, pass the two stitches
back to the other needle, and then work this
stitch in the back loop. Okay? So continue doing that
to the last stitch, and pause and I’ll meet you when you have one last
stitch left on your needles. See you in a moment. Okay, so I’ve got two
stitches at the end, and let’s see, I’ve slipped one, gonna knit in the back, and I’ll just continue on
so you can see what I do. If you worked ahead, that’s okay. Just pause and watch. Okay, I’ve got one stitch left. I’ve just slipped one, knit in the back loop, slide these stitches over. I’ll let one drop off, so that I can work in
the back of that loop. All right, and now I’m
gonna slip this stitch here, and I actually need to work
in the back of this stitch. This is my last one, so I’m gonna go ahead and
just put my needle back in, and then knit that stitch
in the back loop, okay? Because you need to set up the, finish the rest the row, and you can see how all of these
down here are leaning over, and that gets that
last part leaning over and then you get the
extra stitch here. So they’re all double knit, so one row has
this part and here. Okay. So then we’re gonna turn it over and you can mark
your right side. So that was a right side row, or row one. And then so disregard
your foundation row. And then we’re going
to begin row two, which is quite different and you may wanna watch this
first before you attempt it. And if you have really
slippery needles on, you might just wanna switch to something like
a birch or bamboo, something will have a
little bit more drag on it if you’re used to something
going really fast. Okay, so we’re going to
slip the stitch knitwise, okay? And then we’re gonna go
into the back of the loop and purl the back of the loop. So we’re gonna grab this yarn, purl one in the back loop, okay? Don’t worry about that
loose yarn just yet. We’re gonna slip those two
stitches back over, okay? And now we’re gonna go back
in the back of this loop, but not knitting. We’re going to purl again, so I’m gonna tighten
up just a little bit. I’m gonna purl in the back loop. All of it is in the back
loop when we knit or purl. So we’re gonna purl that, okay? And now we’re going to
slip this stitch knitwise like that. And then we’re
gonna come and purl. So we already did everything
else when we finished here. We’re repeating now. So we slip this one knitwise, and then we’re gonna come to
the back of this next one, and we’re going to purl
in the back of the loop. So we go to the
back of the stitch, you’re pointing this way, and then purl. So you bring your yarn in
between these two needles, and then you just push it
back through the back here and bring it around, and that gets your
loop right there. And then we’re going to slip
those stitches back over, all the way over completely, and the just spin your
needle to the back and go in that very first stitch and knit in the back loop. Okay. And then let it drop off. So that was just
two repeats of that. You’re just gonna
continue that along all the rest of these stitches, and when you get to the end, it’s a little bit tricky too. You’re having to slip
one knitwise again, and then you purl that
very last stitch again in the back loop. So let’s do it one
more time really slow. We’re going to slip
this stitch knitwise, purl in the back of the loop, slip the two stitches back
to the opposite needle, purl in the back of the loop, and repeat. So continue repeating, and again if you
worked in the round, I would just recommend
not stopping here. Just go ahead and
slip this one off, and then pull your
needles through and put a stopper on it if
you have to stop mid-row. That’s if you have
a lot of stitches. I would finish out the row. I really wouldn’t leave
it hanging like this. It could be very confusing
to pick it back up again. So go ahead and complete
your row to the end. I’ll do that last a
few stitches with you. See you in a moment. Okay, last stitch, I’m gonna work in the
back of that loop. Slide them over. Work in the back the loop. Go ahead and slip knitwise, set it back up on
your other needle, and then purl in the
back of that loop. And that is the row two. And so you’re back
on the right side, and you would just continue. And look, mine actually got a little
bit more consistent here. So it’s just really
as often as you do it. Well I hope that you
have enjoyed our tutorial for the diamond
lace stitch, DLS. If you’d like to check
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1 thought on “Needle Knit | Diamond Lace Stitch (DLS) Flat and Circular | Right handed”

  1. Looks very interesting stitch, tho it’s a bit involved! Thank you for all your great videos, love them all and I only crochet! But, after see your left-hand video first, the stitch seemed more easier to try and I’m right-handed! LOL ????❤️

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