Laura Aylor shares the story of her
Enamored shawl..."I was so ‘enamored’ of some of the
techniques used in Fabergé that I wanted to use them again! This
shawl or stole is also knit from the bottom up beginning with a
pleated ruffle and then a row of beads framed by horizontal braids.
The body is knit in a textured eyelet stitch. The sides of the stole
are slanted with increases on one end and decreases on the other to
give a tilted rectangle shape. The top edge of the stole features
the framed beads again plus a tiny ruffle."
The triangular shawl was knit from one skein of
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light and then blocked
moderately. The stole was knit from two skeins of Madelinetosh
Pashmina and then lightly steamed.
Instructions are given for making modifications to
overall size and to the size of the ruffle. Just be aware of changes
in yardage requirements if you increase the size or if your gauge is
different than that stated. (Note: there was very little yardage
left over when knitting the samples so check your gauge if you are
using the same yarn and yardage!)
Techniques: decreasing, horizontal braid,
Size 6/0 beads: 80 for the triangular shawl,
220 for the stole.
Measurements: Triangular shawl: 44”
wingspan, 16.5” deep
Stole: 66” wide (one edge), 12” deep
Follow the links after purchase to download the
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (420 yds/384 meters,
Needles US 6 (4.0mm)
Yardage: 420 - 700 yds
Gauge: 21 stitches = 4" in textured eyelet pattern