Violet Duster

from Marly Bird

Violet Duster Pattern


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Knitting: Violet Duster
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

Knit all in one piece, this stunning duster is worked from the bottom up in a charming lace pattern. The clever design naturally drapes into an elegant and flattering waterfall collar. Ideal for work or play, this duster is a must-have in your summer wardrobe.

NOTE FROM MARLY--"I'm telling all of you...ARE YOU LISTENING? The yarn I used for this project is a luxury fiber but TOTALLY WORTH INVESTMENT! I can make a full duster to fit my 52" bust with the yak and bamboo and IT DOESN'T GROW OUT OF SHAPE! That is right...the yak keeps the bamboo in its place. So, if you are able...get the Lhasa Wilderness yarn from You won't be disappointed!"

Skill level: Easy

Woman's small/medium (large/extra-large, 2X-large/3X-large). Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.


18 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat after blocking. To save time, take time to check gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: S-M (L-XL, 2X-3X) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • Finished Measurements: To fit bust: 32-38 (40-46, 48-54) inches Original VersionTotal width: 51 (57, 63) inches Shorter VersionTotal width: 39 (45, 51) inches Original VersionTotal length: 38 (39 3/4, 41 1/2) inches Shorter VersionTotal length: 34 (36 1/4, 38 1/2) inches


  • Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness", 75% yak/ 25% bamboo; 180 yards [165 m]; 2oz (56 grams)] CYCA size 2 sport 12-ply): Royal, 6 (7, 8) hanks.
  • Needles: Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 32"; or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Hook: G-6 (4mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holders, tapestry needle, stitch holder or spare circular needles.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness"



About Designer

About Designer

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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave ...

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