Dirty Lace is a shawl you’ll grab every day when the weather turns cool. She’s a riot of colour, with gorgeous stripes and squishy texture created by her “dirty lace” garter backdrop. Wind her around your neck for a cosy pop of colour or drape her over your shoulders for an evening full of fun and dancing.
Knitted from end to end, Dirty Lace is a long wrap worked on the bias, full of easy stitches that are oodles of fun to create. With only a handful of purl stitches, Dirty Lace knits up like a holiday – effortless, relaxing and just what your soul needs.
Dirty Lace is the perfect canvas to combine a few special skeins of yarn that you couldn’t resist. Mix up a few unexpected colours or work with several shades of one. She seems free and wild but has a rhythm to her changes that will making choosing colours an adventure.
The pattern includes charted and written instructions as well as a handy “colouring-page” to plan your colours. She’s perfect for experienced knitters and adventurous beginners.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Wingspan approx. 92”/233.5 cm (blocked). Depth approx. 19”/49 cm (blocked).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS Size US6/4mm needles. (Optional) pins for blocking. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
GAUGE 23 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch stripes as in “Wobbly Stripes”, after blocking.
YARN 4 skeins of Sock Yarn by Wren & Ollie (fingering-weight; 85% superwash Merino/15% nylon; 100g = 437yds/400 m).
The sample used 1 skein of “Wild Mushroom” (shade A), 2/3 skein of “Ochre” (shade B), 1 skein of “Flora“ (shade C) and 2/3 skein of “Antique Rose” (shade D).
If substituting yarn: approx. 1410 yds/1290 m of fingering-weight yarn in total; 437 yds/400 m of shades A (grey) and C (speckled pink) and 290 yds/265 m of shades B (copper) and D (solid pink).
Like all Truly Myrtle designs, Dirty Lace has been professionally edited and test knitted.