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O'Briend share the story behind her Flying Duchess
wrap, "Inspired by my favourite colour combination, and love of stripes and
geometric patterning, Flying Duchess is a elongated shawl that can be worn
around the shoulders or with the point at the front and the longs arms wrapped
around and tied."
Knit from the bottom up, Flying Duchess
begins with geometric lace simple enough for an adventurous beginner and
interesting enough to keep an accomplished knitter entertained. Simple decreases
shape the shawl at the centre and the ends. Knit in DK/8ply weight yarn, this
project moves along quickly.
Yarn: DK / 8 ply, 194m / 210 yards each of colour A, B and C.
Sample used: Oyster Yarns, Duchess. (DK / 8 ply, 75%
Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Silver Stellina.
194m / 212 yards / 100 grams)
1 skein each of Honey, Silver Fox and Secrets at Midnight.
5mm / US 8 32” / 80cm circular needles to hold a large number of stitches.
2 stitch markers and Tapestry needle
16 sts and 36 rows = 10cm/4” in blocked garter stitch. Gauge is not crucial for
this project; however, variations in gauge will affect finished measurements and