Osprey Shetland Lace Cloud Knitted Stole Pattern
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| Based on two classic Shetland motifs, this is a lacy interpretation of a basic garter-stitch stole that appeared in the 1908 Shetland House Catalog published by John White and Company of Edinburgh. Twisted-cord gathers and tassels at each narrow end are typical features of this type of stole.
The two main panels are knitted first. Each consists of five repeats across an elongated version of Van Dyke lace that I call "Osprey" for its resemblance to the silhouette of one of these graceful hawks in flight. The panels are grafted together in mirror image, and then a traditional Cypress edging is applied with short-row shaping at each corner turn.
Finished Size: 79 inches (200.7 cm) long and 16 inches (40.6 cm) wide, excluding tassels
Pattern Requirements: Jamieson & Smith 2-Ply Lace, 100% Shetland wool yarn, lace weight, 185 yards (169.2 m)/25 gram (.88 oz) ball, 6 balls of #L1A Cream; shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk
Needles, size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Standard pack of playing cards, for tassels
Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in Osprey Lace patt
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions Fall 2013