Posts Tagged ‘poncho’

Oak Wood Poncho

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Putting away the last remains of Summer and transitioning into the first frosty mornings of Fall may get just a wee bit easier with a brand new project on the needles.  This is a season for building up warmth one layer at a time and ponchos are the ideal cover up.  What makes a poncho such a Fall favorite is the ease of movement, it lacks the restrictive nature of a jacket or coat, simply by having no sleeves.   There is plenty of room for layering underneath and it is really as cosy and warm as throwing on a scarf or shawl.

Hot off the needles, our newest design, Oak Wood Poncho, is knit in one rectangular piece featuring an airy lace pattern and trendy boho fringe detail as the finishing touch.  From our fabulous Fall line up, we have picked Baby Llama Lino as the yarn of choice, lightweight and bouncy on the needles, with an innovative ribbon-like construction that appears translucent at its core.  Look for all ten harvest hues at your lys this month.



 O A K   W O O D   P O N C H O


SIZE                                     S                            M                          L                            XL

To fit bust:                          81/86 cm               91/96 cm               101/107 cm        112/117 cm

                                              32/34 in                 36/38 in                40/42 in                 44/46 in

Yarn: Baby Llama Lino by Diamond Luxury Collection (col. 1274)

                                                    3                             3                              4                               4 (100 g) skeins

Needles: 8 mm/ US 11

Tension: 12 sts and 16 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in over Lace Pattern

Lace Pattern

NOTE:  Stitches should only be counted after Rows 5, 6, 11, and 12.

Row 1 (RS): K1, [k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k2], rep to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: [K2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, skp] rep to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K2, [yo, k3, yo, k1, skp, k1] rep to last st, k1.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K4, [k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k2] rep to last 7 sts, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k1.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K3, [k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, skp] rep to end.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: K2, [k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1] rep to last st, k1.

Row 12: Purl.

Cast on 59 sts. Work in Lace Pattern for 51 cm/ 20 in. Place a marker at end of next right side row. Continue in Lace Pattern until work measures 101.5 (104, 107, 109, 112) cm/ 40 (41, 42, 43, 44) in ending with a Row 6 or 12. Cast off sts loosely.

Sew cast off sts along side edge from cast on edge to marker.


Cut yarn into 35.5 cm/ 14 in lengths. Attach fringes to cast on edge every 2.5 cm/ 1 in. using two strands held together.


Design by: Michele Meadows

The New Kid

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

This is the stuff that clouds are made of, at least in a knitter’s imagination, fuzzy wisps of luxuriously-soft mohair fleece spun from baby goats.  To be classified as superfine, mohair fibre must be no thicker than twenty-five microns and clipped from kid goats between the age of six and twelve months.  Mohair has a natural lustre and accepts dye incredibly well, creating a vibrant spectrum of colour that surpasses even that of alpaca and merino wool.  Exceptionally good as an insulator from the cold, mohair is very lightweight and does not have to be knit tightly in order to keep the wearer feeling warm.  It is a non-pilling, non-matting type of fibre and as anyone who has knit with it can attest to, mohair will last for decades.

The NEW kid is here!

Precious cargo from our Diamond Luxury Collection

Look for a candy-coloured assortment of semi-solid shades in Pure Superkid Mohair by Diamond Luxury at your lys in time for early fall knitting.  In the meantime, check out this tempting preview of the latest pattern collection by our Canadian design team-


As sweet as cotton candy, this cap sleeve top is both practical and elegant as a sheer cover up on a cooler day.  Knit from the bottom up in two separate pieces and accented with an adjustable I-cord drawstring for trendy styling.  Col 1510 (shown above).


If you look closely, the inspiration for this Cirrus Tee Top is evident in the muted shading.  Cirrus clouds are thin wispy streamers that generally move in a west to east pattern across the sky signifying fair weather.  This design is simply knit in two pieces with a bateau neckline and a matching cowl.  Col 1506 (shown above).


Create your own wearable artwork with a bold stripe of colour.  This lightweight tunic is knit in one piece with elbow length sleeves and is a blank canvas for choosing your own palette from our fifteen tempting shades of Pure Superkid MohairCol 1510 and 1514 (shown above).


This stunning raspberry delight is knit from the bottom up in a pretty lace pattern that adds interesting texture and a touch of sophistication to the overall look.  Col 1511 (shown above).  Note: Follow Diamond Yarn on twitter or instagram and enter to win this fabulous sweater kit.


Breeze through your day in this light and airy Stratus Poncho, named after the low-lying cloud formations that blanket the sky.  This one-piece openwork design is knit vertically in gradient shading with a shark bite hemline in the front.  Knit the accompanying cowl with one extra skein.  Col 1503, 1504, and 1505 (shown above).

Boxy Tops

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

With summer flashing its megawatt smile of sunshine the last thing you want to feel between you and that welcome breeze is something clingy or a tad too snug.  If you are a fan of knitwear with minimal shaping and a comfortable fit say hello to this season’s most wearable trend– the boxy top.  Oversized in proportion, this is a style that we haven’t seen since the eighties, and it brings a relaxed vibe that drifts over summer’s fashion parade in the most refreshing way.


Cotton Popover

Knit in Katia’s Mali, this innovative popover top is created with modular knitting, stacking one motif onto the next in a process very  similar to dominoes.  Col beige (shown above).

Katia bk 82

Katia Box Top

Any which way striping punctuates the interesting construction of this fabulous design knit in Bari, a medium weight cotton dyed in ten self-transitional shades.  Col 73 (shown above).

Ribbon Tunic

Ribbon Tunic

Stand out in any crowd this season wearing a chunky ribbon tunic knit entirely in garter stitch with bold graphic stripes.  The longer length makes it ideal for pairing with slim jeans or leggings.  Knit in Katia’s Tahiti, col 3, 5 and 16 (shown above).

Front Panel Caftan

Front Panel Caftan

Feeling the need for a bit of space?  This is a good place to start with an oversized caftan knit in Cotton Stretch, a summery-soft yarn with a little spring to its step.  Col teal (shown above).

Beech Leaf Poncho

Beech Leaf Poncho

Keeping it extra light and airy while the temperature soars, this Beech Leaf Poncho is knit in a pleasing combination of stitch patterns using Mirasol’s finest weight yarn, Sulka Legato.  Col taupe (shown above).