Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, ...
Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art.
Kay blogs about her craft at http://www.stitchingtimes.blogspot.com. She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She could do it all from sewing to tatting, crochet, knitting, embroidery. I learned to knit when I was about 6 or 7 and just never stopped learning new crafts and techniques."
This crochet lace stole works up surprisingly quickly considering it takes over 1200 yards of fingering weight yarn. The end result a beautiful lacy stole or scarf that will go equally well with blue jeans or a dressed up evening sheath. I made this one to wear as a wrap over a sleeveless outfit to a spring evening wedding.
The Noro Kureyon yarn I used was color was S150 which is a muted (for Noro) mix of lavender, turquoise, teal, grey, green and brown. It is 70% and 30% nylon, which gives it a nice spring. If you have never worked with Noro Kureyon yarns, you should know that it tends to twist back on itself and knots up easily. However the remarkably natural way that the colors blend more than make up for the challenges of working with this fiber.
25 stitches and 21 rows - 4 x 4 swatch
If substituting a different yarn, checking your gauge is more critical. To achieve the desired dimensions, you may need to go up or down a hook size, and add or decrease the number of stitches and rows to achieve the finished dimensions of the pattern.