Dutchies by Gretha Mensen

Dutchies

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in half brioche pattern, blocked.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
897 - 1006 yards (820 - 920 m)
Approx. 88.6” (225 cm) wingspan along top edge x 26.4“ (67 cm) width.
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When Sylvia of Wol met Verve dyed me this beautiful speckled yarn i knew it had to be a shawl in half brioche but in the easy way I learned as a child.


YARN
4 skeins Wol met Verve, Vigorous DK (100% superwash merino, 115 gr-252yds/230m). Sample shown in color: Roadmap, 981yds/897m used.

Or any DK/Worsted weight yarn: approx. 897-1006yds (820-920m).

MATERIALS
24” (60 cm) circular or straight needles
US 8 (5 mm).
US 6 (4 mm) for BO.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
In half brioche pattern 18 stitches x 32 rows), blocked = 4” x 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Approx. 88.6” (225 cm) wingspan along top edge x 26.4“ (67 cm) width.

ADJUSTMENTS
Shawl is easy adjustable.

TECHNIQUES
Knit, purl, half brioche (k1below technique with photo tutorial), increase, decrease.