Author:
Ashley Heinen

Ashley is the designer and creator behind Toasty Tribe, a shop dedicated to supplying makers with accessories and knitting patterns that are both modern and timeless. As a creative, you’ll never find her without her trusty project bag and whatever new design is in the works. Her dream is to someday have her own downtown studio somewhere in her hometown, but for now as a mom of two, she loves the flexibility of being able to work from home and snuggle her little ones whenever she wants. For your daily dose of neutrals and yarn, follow her via Instagram

Diamonds In The Rough Ruana Knitting Pattern

Patterns/DIY
7/18/2018

Hello everyone, Ashley here, I am the owner of a knitwear accessory and design company called Toasty Tribe, you may have seen me around on Instagram as @toastytribehandmades.

I am so happy to share this pattern with all of you! And honestly so honored to share a design on this platform, thank you to Jessica and all the people at The Hook Nook for helping me bring you this wonderful project.

I have been knitting for three years now and have been designing and writing patterns for almost a year. (WOOHOO!) I started designing patterns when I would see knit hats and accessories in the store and think to myself, oh I could make that!! Designing is my greatest passion, I always strive to create pieces that are modern yet timeless, to create something that if it were in a store you would buy it right off the rack. Knitting is so empowering! It's an activity that helps people to create beautiful things with their own two hands. My goal as a maker is always  to further empower creatives to hone their skills with designs that they will truly love and cherish for a lifetime.     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Diamond in the Rough Ruana was originally designed to be a beachy cover up, but it quickly adapted into a garment fit for any season!! Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, no matter the weather, this is the perfect layering piece. This is an Intermediate pattern that any beginner could manage. And if you’re a little bit on the shorter side, or prefer not to wear such over-sized items, there are simple adaptations in the pattern for a shorter length garment. This pattern in created in a way that is ultra-intuitive, the diamond shape design makes it super easy to follow along. You won’t be chained to the directions for this design. I hope you enjoy is as much as I do!

Let’s get started.

 

Diamonds In The Rough Ruana

Supply List

  • Approximately 1300-1500 Yards of DK weight category 3 yarn (I used Cascade Yarns, Ultra Pima Cotton in color no. 3717)
  • US size 11 (8.00 mm) straight or circular needles. This pattern works best with 24” or 29” circular needles
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Key

K - Knit

P - Purl

CO - Cast On

BO – Bind Off

Rep - Repeat

St(s) - Stitch(es)

YO – Yarn Over

K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog - Purl 2 stitches together

WS / RS - wrong side / right side

*NOTE: this pattern is knit from Back to Front, (from bottom to top)*

*NOTE: this pattern is knit double stranded (holding two strands of yarn as if they were one.)*

CO 95sts double stranded on US 11 needles using long tail cast on.

BACK/ MAIN BODY(RS) 

Row 1- K1, P1, K1, P5 *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1,P5)* Rep 6 more times, K1, P1, K1

(WS) Row 2- P1, K1, P1, K5 *(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5)* Rep 6 more times, P1, K1, P1

Row 3- K1, P1, K1, P6 *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P7)* Rep 6 more times ending in P6, K1, P1, K1

Row 4- P1, K1, P1, K6 *(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K7)*Rep 6 more times ending in K6. P1, K1, P1

Row 5- K1, P1, K1, P7 *(K1, P1, K1, P9)* Rep 6 more times ending in P7, K1, P1, K1

Row 6- P1, K1, P1, K7 *(P1, K1, P1, K9)* Rep 6 more times ending in K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 7- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1 *(P5, K1)* Rep 13 more times P2, K1, P1, K1

Row 8- P1, K1, P1, K2, P1 *(K5, P1)* Rep 13 more times K2, P1, K1, P1

Row 9- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, (P9, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 6 more times. P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 10- P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K9, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 6 more times. K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 11- K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1,*(P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 6 more times. K1, P1, K1

Row 12- P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K7, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 6 more times. P1, K1, P1

Row 13-  K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P2, YO, P2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 6 more times, P1, K1

Row 14- P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K2, YO, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 6 more times, K1, P1

Row 15- Rep Row 11 

Row 16- Rep Row 12

Row 17- Rep Row 9

Row 18- Rep Row 10

Row 19- Rep Row 7

Row 20- Rep Row 8

Row 21- Rep Row 5

Row 22- Rep Row 6

Row 23- Rep Row 3

Row 24- Rep Row 4

Row 25- K1, P1, K1, P2 YO, P2tog, P1 *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1,P2, YO, P2tog, P1)* rep 6 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 26- Rep Row 2

Repeat rows 3-26 two more times for shorter version, and three more times for longer version.

*NOTE: Now you are moving on to the front panels, they will be worked in two separate sides.*

SPLIT ROW

K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1,*(P7, K1, P1, K1,P1, K1)* Rep once, P6, K1, P1, K1

You will be working on the right side front panel first. Put the leftover 48 Stitches on hold (by stringing a piece of yarn through the stitches or by putting them on another needle.

Turn work, you will begin knitting on the right side.

RIGHT SIDE

(WS) Row 1- P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K7, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1,)* Rep once, K6, P1, K1, P1

(RS) Row 2- K1, P1, K1, P7, K1, P1, K1, *( P9, K1, P1, K1)* Rep once, P7, K1, P1, K1

Row 3- P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K1, P1, *(K9, P1, K1, P1)* Rep once, K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 4- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, *(P5, K1)* Rep 5 more times, P2, K1, P1, K1

Row 5- P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, *(K5, P1)* Rep 5 more times, K2, P1, K1, P1

Row 6- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1,*(P9, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 7- P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1,*(K9, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 8- K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1,*(P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 9- P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1,*(K7, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1

Row 10- K1,*(P1, K1)* Rep 3 more times,*(P2, YO, P2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep once, P2, YO, P2tog, P1, K1 *(P1, K1)* Rep 3 more times.

Row 11- P1,*(K1, P1)* Rep 3 more times, *( K5, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep once, K5, P1, *(K1, P1)* Rep 3 more times

Row 12- Rep Row 8

Row 13- Rep Row 9

Row 14- Rep Row 6

Row 15- Rep Row 7

Row 16- Rep Row 4

Row 17- Rep Row 5

Row 18- Rep Row 2

Row 19- Rep Row 3

Row 20- Rep Split Row

Row 21- Rep Row 1

Row 22- K1, P1, K1, P2, YO, P2tog, P1, *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, YO, P2tog, P1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 23- P1, K1 P1, K5, *( P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1

Row 24- Rep Split Row 

Rep rows 1-24 two more times for shorter version, and three more times for longer version. 

*NOTE: On your last repeat follow all the same directions for rows 1-21, and then follow these directions for the last 3 rows!!*

Row 22- K1, P1, K1, P5, *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P5)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 23- P1, K1, P1, K5, *(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5)* Rep 2 more times P1, K1, P1

Row 24- BO all stitches knit wise 

Cut tail and weave in ends.

LEFT SIDE

Slip all stitches that you put on hold, back onto your left needle, starting from the outside of the garment. Make sure your left needle is pointed toward the middle of your work.

You will begin knitting on the RS

(RS) Row 1- K2tog, P1, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep once, P6, K1, P1, K1

(WS) Row 2- P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K7, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep once, K6, P1, K1, P1

Row 3- K1, P1, K1, P7, *(K1, P1, K1, P9)* Rep once, K1, P1, K1, P7, K1, P1, K1

Row 4- P1, K1, P1, K7, *(P1, K1, P1, K9)* Rep once, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K1, P1

Row 5- K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, *(P5, K1)* Rep 5 more times, P2, K1, P1, K1

Row 6- P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, *(K5, P1)* Rep 5 more times, K2, P1, K1, P1

Row 7- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P9, K1, P1, K1*) Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 8- P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K9, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 9- K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1,

Row 10- P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K7, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1

Row 11- K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P2, YO, P2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1

Row 12- P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, *(K2, YO, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1

Row 13- Rep Row 9

Row 14- Rep Row 10

Row 15- Rep Row 7

Row 16- Rep Row 8

Row 17- Rep Row 5

Row 18- Rep Row 6

Row 19- Rep Row 3

Row 20- Rep Row 4

Row 21- K1, P1, K1, P6, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *(P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1)* Rep once, P6, K1, P1, K1

Row 22- Rep Row 2

Row 23- K1, P1, K1, P2, YO, P2tog, P1, *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, YO, P2tog, P1)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 24- P1, K1, P1, K5, *(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1

Rep rows 1-24 two more times for shorter version, and three more times for longer version. 

*NOTE: On your last repeat follow all the same directions for rows 1-22, and then follow these directions for the last 3 rows!!*

Row 23- K1, P1, K1, P5, *(K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P5)* Rep 2 more times, K1, P1, K1

Row 24- P1, K1, P1, K5, *(P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5)* Rep 2 more times, P1, K1, P1

Row 25- BO all stitches knit wise 

Cut tail, weave in ends, and enjoy!

If you enjoyed this pattern and you want to see more, check out some of my other designs on Etsy and Ravelry.

I love love love seeing your pattern photos so don’t forget to tag me on instagram! @toastytribehandmades

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