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Textured patterns found on traditional fishermen’s sweaters adorn this simple and practical stole. The knitting is straightforward, accessible to the adventurous beginner. The wrap achieves its generous dimensions and fluid drape through the use of blocking wires, typically used to put knitted lace under tension as it dries to open up the stitch motifs. Wires allow for even stretching of the fabric while maintaining a crisp, straight edge on all sides.
- Approximately 1160 total yards of DK weight yarn
- Approximately 630 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 8 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50g)
- 5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Samples photographed in colors Degas (Arbor) and Soot (Shelter)
- 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in textured pattern, after stretch-blocking
- 14 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ in textured pattern, after stretch-blocking
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
- 16½” (42 cm) x 77 ½” (197 cm) rectangle
- 16½” (42 cm) x 77 ¼” 197 cm rectangle
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after stretch-blocking.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Method)
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