On December 26th I have finished Dhurrie a design by Lisa Richardson and it was originally published in Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 54. This design has also been published in The Knitter Magazine Issue 65.
This cape is knitted using Rowan Felted Tweed Aran. The pattern is formed using slipped stitches and it is knitted in two parts. The main part forms the cape and the shawl is separately knitted and attached to the neck.
Although it looks very complicated the pattern is really simple. You only have to use one yarn for each row. But you have to knit every row twice, so this design is not a quick knit. I needed 4 days only to knit the shawl (37 st and 250 cm long). I started this garment in October but as you all know, there are other things to knit and sometimes to do, so it stayed in my knitting basket for some weeks before I finished it and I finished it in time!
This cape is a classic with its tartan pattern and the woven look. It helps you to stay cosy and warm during the cold winter days and nights.
Lisa Richardson used the shades Mahogany 734 and Cork 721 for her design. I have changed these colours to Plum 731 and Dark Violet 738. Remember Dhurrie was on my TOP 10 list of the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54.
Let’s show you the result.
Don’t be afraid, Dhurrie was a present for Christmas and was gifted to my MIL at 27th December. But I have to take some pictures first. And it was not possible to show you the result without someone wearing it. Sooooo!
6 thoughts on “Modeling Dhurrie”
Oh, haha! Actually, you looked GREAT in it, you wear pinks and purples well! I am like you, I hate to give something away before I get some pics of it! Dhurrie is one of my favorites from that book and have been really wrestling if I should make it. Now it may not get done this year, but will still have it in my queue, maybe for next year. But knowing you have to knit each row twice? Not fair!
It is really a slow knit item, Kristen!
And you’ll never know if you get pictures of the garment after giving it away! But it is not possible to show it well without wearing it. So decided to have a little funphotoshootingsession! 😜
Love it! You have a v lucky MIL.
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful knitwear. Very generous and what a talented man you are. Australia
You and Stephen need to do a co-photoshoot!
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