South Seas Stole

  • (Quite) a number of years ago my husband and I took an unforgettable vacation to the Solomon Islands. I got this yarn many years later, but I didn’t think of the Aegean Sea that the color was named for, but of the islands and the waters of the South Pacific. I wanted to knit a stole that reminded me of that incredible trip. For stitches I chose sea foam, two shell patterns, lots of sun, and surrounded them with gently lapping waves.

    Shawl begins with a provisional cast on, and is knit to the far end. The applied border starts in the middle of a row, and wraps around the corner, down the side, and around the next corner before stopping midway. The second part of the applied border does the same thing, in the other direction, so that the lapping waves mirror each other on each side of the stole.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: Lace weight, 1,000 yards.
    • Model: JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 in Aegean Blue.
    • Gauge: 23 stitches and 26 rows to 4 inches in the lace stitch, blocked.
    • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), and a double pointed needle the same size for the applied border.
    • Crochet hooks: US E (3.5 mm) or larger for provisional cast on; US 13 (0.85 mm) or size that fits through bead.
    • Beads: 13 grams size 8/0 seed beads.
    • Finished size: 24 x 72 inches.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted only.