A Dirndl, in Austria, is either a pink stone fruit, another word for girl or a traditional Austrian or Bavarian dress. This shawl is a holey-er version of the Dirndl Sorbet shawl that I designed as an accessory for my mum’s hand-sewn Dirndl dress and in the colors that were chosen for my hometown’s newly created traditional garbs (grays and green with red accents).

This airy shawl is knit top-down and features lots of fun techniques and textures. A crochet-detail adds another pop of color and interest and an i-cord surrounds the shawl for a finished look (thanks to the i-cord tab cast on, i-cord edges and an i-cord bind off).


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 6.00

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Finished Measurements: 220 cm / 86.5” wingspan, 65 cm / 25.5” height at center

Yarn: 4 (or more) colors fingering weight yarn

Yardage: 978 m / 1070 yards in total

  • Color A: 405 m / 443 yards
  • Color B: 280 m / 306 yards
  • Color C: 125 m / 137 yards
  • Color D: 168 m / 184 yards

Gauge: 22 sts / 30 rows = 10cm / 4” in seed stitch (relaxed after blocking) – although gauge is not critical, it will influence the size of your finished shawl!

Needles: US 6/4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions: tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, crochet hook

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Version 1 (gray & blue): Wollmeise Pure 13 AI (A), Maus Alt (B), Mistelzweig (C) and Herzblut (D)
Version 2 (gray, green & red): Wollmeise Pure Maus Jung (A), Maus Alt (B), Mistelzweig (C) and Herzblut (D)

Languages: English & German


Check out the video tutorial for the i-cord tab cast on. It’s slightly different than in the pattern, but it will help you figure out how it works.

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