In architecture, a cloister is a square or rectangular courtyard, completely enclosed by covered walkways often having rooms or buildings along the outside edges, and is part of a church or monastery. The edges of the covered walkways, on the garden side, often have lovely archways. This pattern is named for Isola di San Michele, the 15th century cloister in the church on Venice’s cemetery island.

Isola is knit in two pieces, each from the cast on edge to the center of the scarf. After both sides are knit they are grafted together.

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Pattern details
  • Yarn: Sport weight, 315 yards.
  • Model: Classic Elite Fresco in Ashley Blue.
  • Gauge: 17 sts and 21 rows to 4 inches in lace pattern, blocked.
  • Needles: US 6 (4 mm).
  • Finished size: 7.5 x 61 inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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