Pattern - Diamonds Are Forever


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This fabulous yoked sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up in stocking stitch. Gentle waist shaping creates a flattering shape. Sleeves are also knitted in the round then joined with the body to work this classic diamond patterned yoke using Fair Isle technique.

This simple yet absorbing knit is a great introduction to both Fair Isle and circular knitting. A true classic sweater to be worn again and again.

Diamonds are Forever is knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford which is the perfect yarn for Fair Isle knitting. The colours used in the sample shown are Alabaster for the main body with Charcoal, Sweet Chestnut, Persian Grey and Saharan Sand used for the yoke. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions. 

Visit our tutorials page for help with knitting in the round and two handed fair isle.

This pattern is also available as part of the Diamonds Are Forever kit.

Designed by:

Susan Crawford


Pattern includes 7 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76-81cm(30-32in), 86cm(34in), 91cm(36in), 97cm(38in), 101cm(40in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 117-122cm(48-50in).
Designed to be worn with approx 1.5 inches of positive ease for a comfortable yet slightly tailored fit.


Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g 
7 (9, 9, 12, 12, 14, 14) 50g skeins shade Alabaster – A
1 50g skein each of  shades Saharan Sand, Persian Grey, Charcoal and Sweet Chestnut.


30 sts and 38 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted in the round.

Suggested Needles:

1 2.75mm circular needle (80-100cm long)
1 3mm circular needle (80-100cm long)
Set of 2.75mm double pointed needles
Set of 3mm double pointed needles


Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Safety pins

Techniques used:
Knitting in the round; Two handed fair isle, Three needle cast off