Pattern of the Week: Ferro Duster
The Ferro Duster, another stunning design from Natasha Robarge, is a favorite project from Interweave Crochet Spring 2019. The eye-catching stitch pattern is inspired by wrought-iron architecture, and if you look closely at the stitches in this duster, you can pick up circular patterns that dance and overlap with one another.
This pattern might look complicated, but it includes a ton of helpful information to help you work through it. The schematic is incredibly detailed with specific dimensions for the duster, the sleeves, and even the collar. Many of the more complicated parts of the pattern are charted for you, including how the collar works in harmony with the patterned stitches, a general stitch guide for the lace pattern, and a chart that will help you accomplish the stitch decreases for the sleeve shaping.
The project is made with Omega Eulali, distributed by Creative Yarn Source. This is a mercerized cotton available in a wide range of colors that’s similar in thickness to a size 3 cotton crochet thread. Between the colors and the open lace pattern, this project is the perfect jacket for spring!
Ferro Duster by Natasha Robarge: Pattern Details
This long cardigan is inspired by nineteenth-century wrought-iron architecture, which is replicated in its stunning stitch pattern. It features intricate lace; a slim, elongated silhouette; and a versatile collar.
FINISHED SIZE 35 (40, 41¾, 47½, 49¾)” bust circumference with 1–2″ opening in front. Garment shown measures 35″ with 3″ positive ease.
YARN Omega Eulali (distributed by Creative Yarn Source) (100% cotton; 394 yd [360 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #C-25 tabaco claro, 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) balls.
HOOK Size C (2.75 mm) (affiliate link). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch markers (m), 6.
GAUGE 24 sc and 10 rows = 4″ in hem patt, blocked.
Featured Image: Ferro Duster CREDIT: Harper Point Photography