HeartStrings #H73 Bi-directional Lace Strips Stole »
InstructionsThis gem of a stole is made in jewel-tone colors of narrow lace strips that are joined as the panels are knitted, thus eliminating the need for any sewing later on. There are three sets of strips, each in a different color. The undulating edges around the stole and between the strips add movement and interest to this eye-catching stole.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Casual, Classic
Himalaya Duke Silk yarn, 100% silk: 3 - 100g skeins total. One skein each of 3 colors #SI-013, #SI-006 and #SI-007.
What was your inspiration?
The lengthwise separation to form two narrower sections of three strips each gives variety to the ways this stole can be worn. I especially like this stole with the wider section laying on one shoulder and the tails simply flung over the other shoulder.
What are you most proud of?
An unusual feature is that the panels are worked in the opposite direction of the panel to which they are joined, thus creating vertical symmetry of the tear-drop pendant motifs across the six adjoining panels.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
SIZING: one size fits all
YARN: DK or light worsted weight, 225 yards of each of 3 colors for a total of 675 yards
GAUGE: 5 stitches per inch over lace stitch pattern
SUGGESTED NEEDLES: US 7 / 4.5 mm
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
STITCH INSTRUCTIONS: written
SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES USED AND DESCRIBED:
chain selvedge edge
p2tog bind off
attaching a strip of knitting to another strip as you knit