Orenburg-Style Lengthwise Stoleby Dawn Catanzaro
This gracefully modern interpretation of the traditional lace stole plays with clever, knitterly construction. Dawn Catanzaro gives her piece an unexpected 90-degree twist to make an impact with long lines of garter stitch. The center of the stole is knit up from a long foundational strip of lace, the lace of the short edges is accomplished together with the body, and the second long lace edge is worked as the garter stitches are bound off. Knit in Loft at an airy gauge, the fabric is light and warm as down.
MATERIALS1190 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Fossil
GAUGE17 stitches & 29 rows (14½ garter ridges) = 4" in garter stitch, after moderate blocking
Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing
NEEDLESOne 40" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
FINISHED DIMENSIONS22" wide; 80" long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after moderate blocking
SKILL LEVEL3 of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this stole are charted only.