Birds and Bees Stole

US $6.00US $11.00

pattern by Fiddlesticks Knitting

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Lace motifs which include 'wings of the swan' and 'bee' inspired the Birds and Bees Stole. The wedge-shaped centre panel gives the stole a slightly Vee shape for ease in wearing, and creates two 'wings' of lovely lace on either side.

The stole begins with a centre panel from which stitches are picked up to work each 'wing.' Then, stitches are picked up all around and a simple garter stitch edging is worked in an optional second colour. This is a stocking stitch stole with lace on one side only, except for the delightful 'bee' motif (detailed explanation of how to work is included).
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Recommended for Advanced Intermediate lace knitters.

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Recommended yarn:
light fingering weight yarn, each ball 50 g / 240 m
Main Colour: 3 balls
Edging Colour: 1 ball
Note that you can optionally knit the stole all in one colour.

Finished size: Approx. 25 inches wide and 35 inches along top edge of each ‘wing’ – stole can easily be made longer or shorter.

Needles – all 3.5 mm (US 4):
24-inch circular or straight needles for main body of stole
32-inch circular needles for picking up edging stitches
one double-pointed needle for working edging
or sizes of all needed to obtain gauge

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