Violet Knit Duster Pattern by Marly Bird

The Violet Knit Duster-Pattern by Marly Bird

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Violet Knit Duster:

Knit all in one piece, this stunning duster is worked from the bottom up in a charming lace pattern. The clever design naturally drapes into an elegant and flattering waterfall collar. Ideal for work or play, this duster is a must-have in your summer wardrobe.

Violet Knit Duster Materials:

  • Bijou Basin Ranch “Lhasa Wilderness”, 75% yak/ 25% bamboo; 180 yards [165m]; 2oz (56 grams)] CYCA size 2 sport 12-ply): Royal, 6 (7, 8) hanks
  • Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 32”; or size to obtain correct gauge
  • Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch holders
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holder or spare circular needles

The Violet Duster-Knit pattern by Marly Bird


As in all of the other garments that I make, I highly suggest making a hanging gauge swatch before you get started. This is important to see how gravity will alter the size of your cardigan after wearing it. Starting with a swatch will also save you the headache of making the wrong size before you even start. To make a hanging gauge swatch I start by making a swatch of the stitch pattern that is at least 6 inches square. Then I hang the swatch to a hanger or cloths line and add additional cloths pins to the bottom to simulate gravity. Take a before and after measurement of your swatch to see what happens to it.

Ravelry Favorites:

Candy Apple Crochet Cardigan by Marly BirdBe sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites and show me your version of the Violet Knit Duster as you finish.

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