Dutch Sky by Gretha Mensen

Dutch Sky

Knitting
December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
951 - 1061 yards (870 - 970 m)
Approx. 78” (198 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29.3 “ (74 cm) width.
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’Dutch Sky’ is knitted in a heathered blue-grayish color which reminded me instantly of our beautiful and impressive Dutch skies.

The textured pattern represents raindrops and the cable pattern the cumulous clouds or as we call them ‘stapelwolken’.

The shawl is wearable on both sides. The cable pattern is reversible and the textured pattern is equally pretty on both sides.

Dutch Sky has an asymmetrical shape with a built-in I-cord edge and is worked flat from the right tip to the left edge.

The pattern is fully written out with stitch counts and charted.


4 skeins John Arbor Textiles, Viola, (100% merino, 100 gr-273yds/250m).

Sample shown in color Nimbus Cloud, 957yds/875m used.

Or any DK weight yarn: approx. 951-1061yds (870-970m).


24” (minimum 60 cm) circular or straight needles.
US 7 (4.5 mm) for bind off.
US 8 (5.0 mm) for body.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.


GAUGE - BLOCKED 4” (10 CM)
In cable pattern, 21 stitches x 30 rows.
In textured stitch pattern, 18 stitches x 26 rows.

Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.


FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 78” (198 cm) wingspan along top edge x 29.3 “ (74 cm) width.

ADJUSTMENTS
Different sizes and fits can also be achieved by altering yarn weight and/or needle size(s).