Duchess is a garter stitch shawlette with a simple diamond lace pattern designed to show off the rich gemstone colours of both tonal and solid sock yarns. It has just enough lace to keep things interesting without competing with the subtle colour changes, and the border forms points that line up with the angles of the diamond lace.
37.5 cm/15″ deep (A) and 150 cm/60″ wingspan (B), after blocking
18 stitches & 40 rows = 10 cm/4” in Garter Stitch, after blocking
18 stitches & 32 rows = 10 cm/4” in Lace Border Pattern, after blocking
844 m/924 yd fingering weight yarn in two colours as follows:
C1: 422 m/462 yd
C2: 422 m/462 yd
Shown in Knit Picks Stroll (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 211 m/231 yd per 50 g/1.76 oz skein) in colour C1: Hollyberry (2 skeins) and Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 422 m/462 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour C2: Heartfelt (1 skein)
One 100 cm/40” circular needle, size 5 mm/US 8 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Additional Tools and Notions
2 stitch markers, 3 removable stitch markers (optional) tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins (optional but strongly recommended), measuring tape
This is a crescent-shaped shawlette worked from the top down starting with a Garter Tab Cast On. The first section is worked in Garter Stitch in Colour 1. The lace section, which includes alternating garter and stockinette stitch diamonds, is then worked in Colour 2. The shawlette is finished with a garter stitch edging in Colour 1.
Lace pattern is both charted and written.
Price: $8.00 CAD/$6.25 USD