Sorbet is another name for the Cornelian Cherry and translates to Dirndl in (Austrian) German. And a Dirndl, in turn, is either said fruit, a girl or a traditional Austrian or Bavarian dress. This shawl was originally 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.

The version I made for myself is more reminiscent of the beautiful color of the Dirndl fruit – a vibrant dark pink – and the fruity frozen desert that I love.

The shawl is knit top-down and features textures (seed-, garter- and stockinette stitch), stripes, short-row sections, eyelets and finally a crochet-detail that adds another pop of color.
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).

The color sequence of the pattern is that of the Dirndl dress version (grays, green and red), but you can play with color and use up some leftovers as I did with the Dirndl fruit version (variegated, teal, gray and neons).



Yarn: 4 (or more) colors fingering weight yarn

Yardage: 836 m / 913 yards in total

  • Color A: 410 m / 448) yards
  • Color B: 100 m / 109 yards
  • Color C: 300 m / 328 yards
  • Color D: 26 m / 28 yards

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

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!

Finished Measurements: 220 cm / 86.5” wingspan, 60 cm / 23.5” height at center

Shown in: Wollmeise Pure Maus Jung (A), Mistelzweig (B), Maus Alt (C) and Wollmeise Twin Herzblut (D)

Language: English & German


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