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HeartStrings' Buds in the Breeze Stole
is as enjoyable to knit as it is lovely to wear. This light-as-a-breeze stole
features a field of flower-like medallions centered with nupp "buds" and is knit
in only 700 yards of a lace weight yarn.
Even though this stole might
appear to have complex shaping, it is knitted in the same number of stitches
from end to end. The shaping along the edges is achieved by 2 things:
1. An illusion created by the varying width of the garter stitch rows along the
side edges as they dip into the main stitch area at regular intervals.
2. Accentuating the points during the blocking process (blocking guide photos
included in pattern).
Finished Size: 15" by 72"
Yarn: 700 yards light
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4
inches over blocked lace stitch
Suggested needles: US 6 /
Construction: worked flat
in rows from end to end in one piece, no sewing or grafting
charted and written
Stitches used: knit, purl,
slip, ssk, k2tog, yarn over
Special techniques: Estonian
Skill level: intermediate
or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter