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Violet Duster


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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 Sizes 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl increase decrease bind off GAUGE 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 PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness" COLORWAY Royal

Supplies Needed

  • 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)

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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus. Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough--has three dogs. For more about Marly, go to