Ruby Stole

Master simple short rows, twisted stitches, and basic lace by working up the Ruby Stole. Its many different elements combine to form a pear shape inspired by one of the many forms rubies take. This versatile piece can complement both your day dresses and your more upscale night attire.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 5” x 64”, blocked.

Gauge: approx. 8 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pear shaped-motif stitch pattern after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight Mrs. Crosby Satchel (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 370 yards [338 meters]/ 100 grams): Scarlet Ibis, 1 skein

Needles : US size 2 (2.75 mm)

Notions: Markers (4); tapestry needle

Abbreviations

tbl – through the back loop

sk2p – slip 1 st knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over k2tog

sl 1 wyif – slip 1 with yarn in front

sl 1 wyib – slip 1 with yarn in back

ppso – pass previous stitch over

ssp – slip 2 sts as if to knit, pass both sts back to left needle, purl both sts tog tbl.

Pattern Notes

A custom pear-shaped motif inspired by ruby gemstones is used throughout this pattern. It is accomplished using a combination of short rows (no special methods like wrap and turn or German short rows are used) and easy pairings of yarn over increases with a corresponding decrease.

The chart included in this pattern illustrates how the stitches come together to form the pear- shaped motif. The rounded bottom of the motif is worked using short rows in Rows 4-12, then the top pointed end of the pear-shaped motif is created by working all the way across Rows 13-23. A video has also been provided to demonstrated how to create the motif.

Pattern updated 5/2/2018

Pattern

CO 39 sts using a long tail cast on.
Rows 1-2: Sl 1 wyif, k 38.
Row 3 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, pm, (p12, pm), rep ( to )
3 times, p1, k1.
Row 4 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, p1, k4, M1R, k1, M1L, ssk, turn.
Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, p1 tbl, p1, p1 tbl, p2tog, turn. 
Row 6: Sl 1 wyib, k1 tbl, M1R, k1, M1L, k1 tbl, ssk, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, p2 tbl, p1, p2 tbl, p2tog, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1 wyib, k2 tbl, M1R, k1, M1L, k2 tbl, ssk, turn.
Row 9: Sl 1 wyif, p3 tbl, p1, p3 tbl, p2tog, turn.
Row 10: Sl 1 wyib, k3 tbl, M1R, k1, M1L, k3 tbl, ssk, turn.
Row 11: Sl 1 wyif, p4 tbl, p1, p4 tbl, p2tog, turn.
Row 12: Sl 1 wyib, k9 tbl, k1, p1, sm, p1, k4, M1R, k1, M1L, ssk, turn.
Rows 13-20: Rep rows 5-12.
Rows 21-27: Rep rows 5-11.
Row 28 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, k9 tbl, k1, p1, sm, k1, turn.

You have now finished the short rows section.

Row 29 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, sm, (k1, p1, p9tbl, p1, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k2.
Row 30: Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, (yo, ssk, k7 tbl, k2tog, yo, p1, sm) three times, k1.
Row 31: Sl 1 wyif, sm, (k2, p1, p7 tbl, p1, k1, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k2.
Row 32: Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, (p1, yo, ssk, k5 tbl, k2tog, yo, p2, sm) three times, k1.
Row 33: Sl 1 wyif, sm, (k3, p1, p5 tbl, p1, k2, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k2.
Row 34: Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, (p2, yo, ssk, k3 tbl, k2tog, yo, p3, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k1.
Row 35: Sl 1 wyif, sm, (k4, p1, p3 tbl, p1, k3, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k2.
Row 36: Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, (p3, yo, ssk, k1 tbl, k2tog, yo, p4, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k1.
Row 37: Sl 1 wyif, sm, (k5, p1, p1 tbl, p1, k4, sm), rep ( to ) three times, k2.
Row 38: Sl 1 wyif, p1, sm, (p4, yo, sk2p, yo, p5, sm) three times, k1.
Row 39: Sl 1 wyif, p 37, k1.

Rep Rows 4-39 to desired scarf length less approx. 21⁄4”, or until about 4 grams of yarn remain.

Finishing

SHORT ROW BIND OFF

Rows 1-26: Rep Rows 4-29 from Scarf Body section.
Row 27 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, p1, ppso, rm, ssk, ppso, k8 tbl, turn.
Row 28 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, p6 tbl, ssp, turn. Row 29: Sl 1 wyib, k6 tbl, turn.
Row 30: Sl 1 wyif, p4 tbl, ssp, turn.
Row 31: Sl 1 wyib, k4 tbl, turn.
Row 32: Sl 1 wyif, p2 tbl, ssp, turn.
Row 33: Sl 1 wyib, k2 tbl, turn.
Row 34: Sl 1 wyif, ssp, turn.
Row 35: (Ssk, pass last st to left needle), rep ( to ) 4 times, ssk, p1, ppso, rm, ssk, ppso, k8 tbl, turn. Rows 36-43: Rep Rows 28-35.
Rows 44-50: Rep Rows 28-34.
Row 51 (RS): (Ssk, pass last st to left needle),
rep ( to ) 4 times, ssk, p1, ppso, rm, k1, ppso. Break yarn and draw tail through.

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Comments
  • It’s kind of hard to “repeat Rows 4-11…when Rows 5-12 are missing from the pattern…where is the rest of the pattern?

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    • Crazy Q.

      I am seeing the same problem. Would you please edit pattern, and reply to comments so we know what to do? It is a gorgeous pattern. Thanks.

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  • Carla E.

    Yes, there is something wrong with this pattern. There are rows missing.

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  • Ruby T.

    It would be nice if the entire pattern was presented!! Pattern stitches and short row bind off are both lacking instructions!!

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  • Mary N.

    I can see why this is a “free pattern”. Where are the directions for Rows 5-12? It is a beautiful scarf that I would love to make…with a complete pattern.

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  • Lucy M.

    Not only are rows 5-12 missing or not identified but what does sm and pm mean?

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  • betty j.

    can you email me the missing rows5-12 I would appreciate it so much

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  • Bonnie M.

    What is meaning of pm and sm in directions? I couldn’t find in the abbreviations section.

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  • Polly B.

    This pattern needs much more verbiage. Even for extremely professional knitters, it needs to be clearer and more explanatory!!!

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  • Kathleen

    I , like Tricia and Betty, need the missing rows 5-12. Thank you, the stole pattern is gorgeous.

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    • Tech E.

      Our apologies. We’ve reached out to the designer for some help. As soon as we hear back, the information will be posted here.

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  • Sandra R.

    Where is the link to the video that is mentioned in the directions????

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    • Nicola P.

      Sorry about that! There was a glitch with our video player. Video is now fixed and at the bottom of the pattern. Happy knitting!

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  • I would love to get an answer to what does ‘pm’, ‘sm’ and ‘rm’. mean??? please answer

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    • Tech E.

      pm = place marker
      sm = slip marker
      rm = remove marker

      I hope this helps!

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