Nimbus
Nimbus
Nimbus
Nimbus

Nimbus

Orenburg-Style Lengthwise Stole

by 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.

MATERIALS

1190 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Fossil

GAUGE

17 stitches & 29 rows (14 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

NEEDLES

One 40" circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 5)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

22" wide; 80" long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after moderate blocking

SKILL LEVEL

3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this stole are charted only.


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