Dolcetto by Dani Berg
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Dolcetto

Knitting
August 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, unblocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
390 yards (357 m)
46 inches wide by 17 inches long after blocking
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Dolcetto (dole-CHEH-toh) is an early-ripening grape, grown in the Northwest area of Piedmont, Italy. It produces wines suitable for everyday drinking that are soft, fruity and ready-to-drink when released. The Italian word dolcetto means “little sweet one”, but Dolcetto wines are nearly always dry. As a shawlette, Dolcetto is, indeed, a little sweet one. Knitted in one piece, from the neck down in stockinette with a double leaf spine, it is a perfect pairing for that special skein of sock yarn. The shawlette is finished with a double leaf edge that flows from the body of the shawl. Wear it as a shawl or a sassy scarf and you’ll be ready to sit and sip under an Italian sunset.

Knitcircus version only:
Errata - Row 1 after the set up rows should read:
Row 1: P3, pm, work Chart A from charted or written
instructions, pm, p3.

Required Skills:
Cable cast-on, increasing, decreasing, working intermediate lace from chart or written instructions

Gauge:
24 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 5 needles in stockinette – unblocked
18 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 5 needles in stockinette – after wet blocking

Finished Measurements:
After Blocking:
Length: 17” (43 cm)
Width: 46” (117 cm)

Yarn:
Indigodragonfly Merino Sock, 100% Superwash Merino 390 yds/357 m, 3.53 oz/100 g skein, Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer - Vampire Ballerina: 1 skein

Needles/Hooks:
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 24-32” or size required to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) (or 2 sizes larger than main needle) needle for bind off
Although this project is worked flat, a circular needle is recommended to hold the large number of stitches comfortably.

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