Entrelac usually lacks
Okay, in principle this technique would be interesting to do, but you should almost never take this entropy of color, pattern, and texture and plaster it on your body. Make a pillow! But leave the entrelac sweaters at home. Even a little tiny woman looms large in an entrelac pullover.
But there are a few exceptions. This wedding shrug is beautiful.
And I love this fun adventure in socks:
So maybe entrelac isn't all bad. Just mostly bad. Of course, JMHO.
Diamond knitting don't shine
Maybe I hate diamond knitting because the aforementioned LYS owner, who adores that Swing Swagger Drape book, perpetually tries to sell me on it. She daydreams all day long about selling me 5000 skeins of yarn so I can spend a year toiling away on this giant, hideous cape. She even had the gall to tell me it would be slimming on me! To which I wanted to scream, "WTF??? I HATE THIS THING!"
At least she didn't try to sell me on these horrible pants. They should be outlawed!
Vivian Hoxbro wrote a book on diamond knitting a decade ago - I've even got a copy - and the whole look seems tremendously dated to me. But there are exceptions. Isn't this a beautiful knitted tee? It would be lovely on many ample figures.
Or how about this cute dog sweater pattern?
It's adorable, but admit it, it would be more attractive on a pug. :-) Again and as always, JMHO!