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).
4 (or more) colors fingering weight yarn
978 m / 1070 yards in total
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!
220 cm / 86.5” wingspan, 65 cm / 25.5” height at center
US 6/4 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)
tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, crochet hook
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)
English & German