Marsala Lace Stole

A soft brushed yarn in marsala, the Pantone color of the year, shows off four different lace patterns in this soft and cozy summertime shawl. Large enough to be wrapped around the body for warmth but light enough for constant summer use, the Marsala Lace Stole is the perfect bonfire companion.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 31” x 86”

Gauge: 14 sts x 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in any of the lace patterns using larger needle after wet blocking 

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Amphora (60% acrylic, 20% alpaca, 20% mohair; 306 yards [280 meters]/100 grams): #102 Oxblood (5 balls)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles, 2 dpns, 40” circular needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The stole body is worked from one end to the other. Stitches are picked up all the way around the perimeter of the stole body, and the border is worked as a knit-on edging.
There is a garter stitch selvedge along both sides of the stole body. When picking up stitches for the border, slide the needle through the outermost loop of each garter stitch ridge. 

Pattern

Stole Body

Cast on 77 sts. Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K3, purl to last 2 sts, p3.

Section 1
Work Rows 1-12 of Switchbacks patt, 1 time, then rep Rows 1-6, 1 time. Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K3, purl to last 2 sts, p3.

Section 2
Work Rows 1-16 of Diamond Bows patt, 3 times, then rep Rows 1-2, 1 time. Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K3, purl to last 2 sts, p3.

Section 3
Work Rows 1-8 of Cables and Lace patt, 31 times. Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K3, purl to last 2 sts, p3.

Section 4
Work Rows 1-16 of Diamond Bows patt, 3 times, then rep Rows 1-2, 1 time. Knit 5 rows.
Next row: K3, purl to last 2 sts, p3. 

Section 5
Work Rows 1-12 of Switchbacks patt, 1 time, then rep Rows 1-6, 1 time. Knit 5 rows. Bind off all sts kwise over the next WS row.

Finishing – Border

Long Edge 1
With circ ndl, working along one long edge of stole, pick up (do not pick up and knit) 216 sts, about 1 st for each garter stitch ridge, beginning 4 rows from one end, and finishing 4 rows from the other end. Cast on 12 sts to dpn.
Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Border patt to last st, k2tog tbl (last Border st together with next picked up st), turn.
Row 2 (WS): Work Row 2 of patt to end. Rep Rows 3-16, then rep Rows 1-16, 26 more times – all picked up sts have been worked. 

Corner 1
Pick up 2 sts from remainder of long edge, pick up 2 sts from end of stole. Work Rows 1-16 of Border Corner.

Short Edge 1
Pick up 72 sts from end of Stole ending 2 sts before next side. Work Rows 1-16 of Border, 9 times.

Corner 2
Pick up 2 sts from remainder of short edge, pick up 2 sts from long edge of stole. Work Rows 1-16 of Border Corner.

Long Edge 2, Corner 3, Short Edge 2, Corner 4
Work as Long Edge 1, Corner 1, Short Edge 1, and Corner 2. Bind off all sts. Sew Border Bind-off edge to Border cast-on edge.
Weave in ends. Wet block, pinning out points from border. yarn ball

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