This pattern is for an old-fashioned shawlette that used to be worn with a Dirndl (the folk dress of women in the Tyrol or in Bavaria) - I suspect that those ends would get tucked into the generously cut neckline of the Dirndl top, whichwould explain why they extend quite so far diagonally across. Or perhaps into a belt?
I loved knitting this. It was fun and quick.
The edges make this a bit of an odd shape - every two rows you increase by six stitches: one each side of the centre stitch, as well as another two stitches at each edge. It makes the ends of this shawlette dangle down and start to twist in a spiral.
|Yarn||Four Seasons Hot Socks Spectra|
|Pattern||Trachtentuch A by Erich Engeln|
I bought the yarn from a stall at an annual fair in Germany. I had never heard of the company Gründl and thought it was something like Noro or Lana Grossa instead. Isn't it nice when you discover a new yarn kind of by accident!