Stashbusters: D is for Diamonds

Stashbusters – D is for Diamonds is the fourth in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set. This set of patterns explores the partnership of color and texture to stretch single skeins and limited quantities by using the common theme of diamonds to tie them all together.

$19.95

Description

D is for Diamonds – the fourth bundle in the Stashbuster series – explores the partnership of color and texture to stretch single skeins and limited quantities by using the common theme of diamonds to tie them all together.

The goal with this series is to make the best use of lesser quantities of yarn, and do it in a way that looks intentional (rather than scrappy). These patterns are a great reminder to hold onto leftovers (especially if you really like them), because even very limited amounts of yarn can come in handy for a contrast color.

Stashbusters – D is for Diamonds is the fourth in a 26-part series. These patterns are not available on their own, they are only available in this bundled set.

Individually these patterns would retail for $27 – catch all three in this bundle for only $19.95!

 

This Bundle Includes Three Patterns:

1. Textured Diamond Cowl

Bring your two favorite colors together to create textured diamonds in this delightfully squishy cowl. I love high contrast for the bold, graphic details in this design, but you could just as easily choose two shades from the same color family for a more subtle look.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One Size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • MC – DK or worsted weight yarn | 328 yards (coral) – or about 100 grams (full skein)
  • CC – DK or worsted weight yarn | 175 yards (cream) – or about 50-75 grams (half or partial skein)


Needles & Notions

  • US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 24 in (60cm) circular needles
  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24 in (60 cm) circular needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave ends
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat


Gauge

  • Approximately 22 stitches and 30 rnds in 4 inches (10 cm) in texture pattern, blocked.

 

Finished Measurements

  • Circumference: 28 in (70 cm) circumference
  • Height (Top to Bottom): 16 in (40 cm) height

 



2. Double Diamond Cowl

This two-tone project combines color and lace in a dramatic loose-fitting cowl that’s perfect for your seasonal wardrobe. This design falls away from the neckline, providing a bit of added warmth and style, without being too warm or clingy, making it easy to wear most of the year.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One Size

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • MC – Sport or heavy fingering weight yarn | 550 yards (502 meters)
  • CC – Sport or heavy fingering weight yarn | 50-75 yards (46-69 meters)


Needles & Notions


Gauge

  • Approximately 27 stitches in 4 inches (10 cm)

 

Finished Measurements

  • Circumference: 32 in (80 cm)
  • Height (Top to Bottom): 15.5 in (38.75 cm)

 



3. Diamond Stripe Stash Mitts

These quick-knit mitts make it easy to use single worsted skeins (and leftovers!) for darling last-minute gifts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Child (Adult)

Yarn – Search Your Stash

  • MC: Heavy sport or DK| Superwash merino or blend | Approximately 240 yards in 100 grams (you will use most of the skein for the largest size)
  • CC: Heavy Sport or DK | Superwash merino or blend | Approximately 240 yards in 100 grams (you will use less than half a skein, regardless of size, so a partial stash skein will be perfect)


Needles & Notions

  • US Size 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs – or one size smaller than primary needle based on gauge
  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs (or needle necessary for Magic Loop)– or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Optional: Crochet hook (size E or F) if using Russian Grafting method to close the top of your mittens
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle to weave ends
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat


Gauge

  • 23 stitches and 28 rounds in 4 in (10 cm) with largest needle in stockinette, blocked.

 

Finished Measurements

  • Hand circumference: 5.5 (8.25) in/14 (20.75) cm
  • Length (From Cuff to Tip): 10.5 (14.25) in/26.5 (35.5) cm