Diamanten - a shawl by La Visch Designs

Diamanten is a semicircle Pi shawl, worked in a luxury hand-dyed merino and tencel yarn. The combination of simple stockinette and slip-stitch diamond patterning really lets this tonal yarn shine! However, This shawl is equally lovely when worked in solid colors or even variegated ones.

This shawl is worked from the top-down and is started with a garter stitch tab. The instructions for the patterning are, of course, both charted and fully written out.

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Difficulty level

The Diamanten half-circle shawl is knit from the top down, starting with a garter tab cast-on. Stitches used include knit, purl, m1bl, m1p, k2tog, and the k1 under loose strands stitch. This pattern is therefor suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Sizes and finished measurements

Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: Span width of 193 cm (76 inches) and a depth of 73 cm (28 ¾ inches), measured after blocking.

Adjust the size of this shawl by using lighter or heavier yarn and/or working fewer (or more) repeats of the various sections. This will, of course, change the amount of yarn needed.

Pattern details

  • Gauge: Approx. 13 sts / 21 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette, measured after blocking. Gauge is however not critical for this design but should give you a fabric that you like with the yarn used.
  • Pattern languages included: English.
  • Digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)


Hearthside Fibers Crystal (50% Merino, 50% Tencel; 377 m (412 yds)/ 113 g) in the following colors and amounts:

C1: 377 m (412 yds)/ 113 g in “Lake”
C2: 377 m (412 yds)/ 113 g in “Vermont”

Substitute a tonal fingering to sport weight yarn for a similar result.


  • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles were used for the sample shawl.
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (optional, for use between repeats of the diamond patterning)