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Gentle Breezes by HeartStrings $8.00

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Picture early morning walks on the beach and looking out over gently breaking waves through the morning haze, this is HeartStrings' Gentle Breezes stole.  A Sandrasingh.com Exclusive Pattern Gentle Breezes is knit in one skein of my Sandrasingh.com Lace.

The ends of the stole are done in a wide lace border reminiscent of breaking waves. Beads give a glint of sunlight off the waves. The main lace stitch pattern gives the feel of breezes and the gentle swells of the ocean.

Fittingly, for the sample shown Heartstings chose a gently variegated gray/blue/green yarn in a color called Ocean Breeze. But feel free to choose yarn and bead colors to match the picture story you imagine of gentle breezes on a morning or evening walk.

Finished Size 16" by 80" (40.64 cm by 203.2 cm) outer measurements after blocking
Yarn 1 skein Sandrasingh.com Lace (100% merino wool, single ply lace gauge, 950 yds/3.5 oz, shown in color Ocean Breeze; or 850 yards in your choice of lace weight yarn)
Gauge 20 stitches x 24.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) over lace patterns blocked
Knitting Needles Size US 6 (4 mm) suggested
For Beading (optional) 952 size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) glass seed beads, approximately 25 g; shown in Miyuki color #536 Turquoise Ceylon; needle for stringing beads
Other Notions Tapestry needle for grafting and finishing ends
Blocking board; rust-proof blocking wires/pins
Skill Level Intermediate
Stitch Instructions Written and charted
Skills Needed Knit, purl, yarn over, cast on, grafting, stringing beads (optional)

Overview of Construction Begins with 2 identical "Breaking Waves" border pieces knitted separately (if using beads, the beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting each border); one border piece continues in the main area pattern "Gentle Swells" for the body of the stole, then is grafted to other border piece.

Gentle Breezes is available as a Pattern only and as a Kit.
Kit includes Pattern ($8) and 1 skein Sandrasingh.com Lace ($22) + Shipping $4.99 = Total $34.99
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