Dolcetto Pattern

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Dolcetto Pattern

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Shawl

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable cast-on, increasing, decreasing, working intermediate lace from chart or written instructions

Pattern Description:

Dolcetto (dole-CHEH-toh) is an early-ripening grape, grown in the Northwest area of Piedmont, Italy. It pro-duces wines suitable for everyday drinking that are soft, fruity and ready-to-drink when released. The Italian word dolcetto means "little sweet one", but Dolcetto wines are nearly always dry.

As a shawlette, Dolcetto is, indeed, a little sweet one. Knitted in one piece, from the neck down in stockinette with a double leaf spine, it is a perfect pairing for that special skein of sock yarn. The shawlette is finished with a double leaf edge that flows from the body of the shawl. Wear it as a shawl or a sassy scarf and you?ll be ready to sit and sip under an Italian sunset.

Gauge:

24 sts and 36 rows = 4? (10 cm) on US 5 needles in stockinette ? unblocked

18 sts and 32 rows = 4? (10 cm) on US 5 needles in stockinette ? after wet blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements After Blocking: Length: 17? (43 cm) Width: 46? (117 cm)

Materials:

  • Yarn: Indigodragonfly Merino Sock, 100% Superwash Merino 390 yds/357 m, 3.53 oz/100 g skein, Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer - Vampire Ballerina: 1 skein
  • Needles/Hooks: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, 24-32? or size required to obtain gauge US 7 (4.5 mm) (or 2 sizes larger than main needle) needle for bind off Although this project is worked flat, a circular needle is recommended to hold the large number of stitches comfortably.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers (2), yarn needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Dani Berg has been a passionate knitter since she first took up the needles in 2001. Her designs have been published by Knitscene, Quince and Co, Knitcircus, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Knit Picks IDP, as well as being available on her blog, www.turnknit.blogspot.com. When she's not knitting, she and her husband are knee deep in the chaos created by their 2 kids and too many dogs in their ...

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