DeStijl is named for a Dutch art movement characterized by visual compositions simplified with minimal forms and colors. This cozy wrap is worked using 2 strands of laceweight yarn held together, creating a cushy and drapey fabric. Intarsia rectangles of contrasting colors join and blend by using one strand each of the blending colors. What a great pattern for color exploration!
Yarn: Laceweight yarn 1820 yards in MC, 280 yards each of CC1 & CC6, 220 yards of CC3 & CC4, 160 yards of CC2 & CC5. Shown in Shibui Cima (70% Alpaca/30% Merino; 328 yds/50 g) in Ivory (MC), Lime (CC1), Suit (CC2), Field (CC3), Poppy (CC4), Fjord (CC5), Grounds (CC6).
Needles: 32-inch 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle.
Gauge: 20 sts & 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in garter
Finished Sizes: 72 inches (183cm) wide & 22 inches (56cm) tall
Notions: Intarsia bobbins, tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Pattern Includes: Charted instructions.
Stitches Used: knit.
20 sts & 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in garter
I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my dolls.
I added crochet when I was 8, cross stitching when I was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16. And I started binding books in college.