Dittany by @Yarnflakes


Dittany is a simple shawl worked sideways featuring a textured border. Its basic shape allows the knitter to adjust length and depth while using any amount of yarn available.
It starts with the tip of the border, made of slipped stitches, garter, half brioche rib and simple cables. Once the border is fully set, increases slowly create a stockinette section to make the main body of the shawl, until the desired depth is reached. The shawl is then worked straight for a while until decreases shape it back to a point.
With charted and written instructions, this is a very quick, comfy shawl to knit for the colder months.

Yarn :
You will need 450 meters – 495 yards of heavy DK to Worsted weight yarn.

Pattern provides instructions to adjust the shawl’s size and use any amount of yarn.
Sample used Wooldreamers Manchelopi (230 m – 252 yds / 100 g) in Gris Claro.

Needles :
6 mm (US 10) needles
or size required to get gauge

Gauge :
12 sts x 21 rows per 10 cm – 4” in stockinette after blocking.
Note that a different gauge will affect size and yarn usage.

Size :
210 cm – 82 ¾“ long
46 cm – 18” deep

Notions :
Stitch markers, scissors and tapestry needle
Cable needle (optional)
Row counter recommended

Techniques used :
Crescent shape shawl worked sideways
Slipped stitches
Garter and stockinette stitch
Half brioche rib
Simple 2 and 4 sts cables
Increases : knit front back and yarn over twisted on the WS
Simple decreases
Adjustable length and depth to use variable amounts of yarn
Pattern includes charted and written instructions



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Manchelopi is an unspun yarn that is made 100% with Manchega wool. Its color shades and its twist-free slivers make this “cheese” a rare and high-quality material with which you will be able to create unique and inimitable clothing.

As for the thickness, due to its double sliver, it will depend on our control of the needles. If we want to knit it in two strands to make it easier for us, we would be facing a thickness of 230m / 100g (DK); on the other hand, if you are one of the highly skilled ones and you dare with a single strand, you will have double the meters: 460m / 100g (Fingering).