What could be more versatile outerwear for late-summer evenings than a wide lace scarf or stole? This pretty rectangle is strung with leaf motifs that are highlighted all around in yarnovers, like moonlight peeking between garden vines. The piece is worked in two parts from hem to center back, then grafted together to finish (it may be also be worked in one piece for a somewhat asymmetrical result). With incorporated side edgings and an easily-learned motif, this project makes a great traveling companion for that end of summer trip.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in shawl size. Suggested Yarns:
Spirit Trail Fiberworks Nona, Fearless Fibers Merino Laceweight, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace, Woolen Rabbit Kashmir, Alisha Goes Around Panoply of Peacocks Lace, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci, Indigodragonfly MCN Lace, Abstract Fiber Hedonism, Kaalund Yarns Classic 2, or any springy, laceweight yarn with 300-400 yards per 2 ounces Finished Size:
13.5(21) inches wide and 60(76) inches long (stretched and blocked)Yarn Requirements:
550(1150) yards Gauge
: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)Needles:
size 4US (3.5 mm), or size to obtain correct gauge