02 March 2010

Arctic Meadow Stole

The stole is worked horizontally to be 22" wide, however  the pattern can also be worked lengthwise with more stitches if you’d like. This version finished a 72" long. The yarn used for this model was a handspun BFL/silk blend....so lovely...very soft and comfortable.  This particular yarn produced a beautiful stripe, but a solid colour would be equally pretty.

Experience Level: Intermediate 

-1000 yds Fingering Weight Yarn - Handspun yarn was used for model 
- US 5 (3.75 mm needles)

 5.75 sts = 1” blocked

K: knit 
P: purl
K2tog: knit 2 sts together 
RS: right side (only to keep track of your rows)
SK2P: slip 1 st knitwise to the right-hand needle, k2tog, pass the slipped st over the knit sts. 
SSK: slip two stitches, then knit together
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side (only to keep track of your rows)
WYIB: with yarn in back

WYIF: with yarn in front
YO: yarn over (note: there are 3 yarn overs in a row to create the circle)

Pattern Stitch: (multiple of 8 + 3)
NOTE: slip first st of each row wyif purlwise on RS and wyib knitwise on WS
Row 1 (WS) and all odd numbered rows: slip one st knitwise wyib, purl across
Row 2 (RS): sl1, K1 *YO, SSK, K3, K2tog, YO, K1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 4:  sl1, K1 *K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K2; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 6:  sl1, P1, *K2, YO, SK2P, YO, K2, P1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16:  sl1, P1, *SSK, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, K2tog, P1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1

Cast on 83 sts
Work in pattern stitch to desired length (or width if making lengthwise).
Purl one row.
Bind off loosely. 
Block and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I cannot find where you state the length of the stole.
Thank you.

Christina said...

I have updated above. This version was 72" long.