Silken Fog Stole to Knit
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This stole is knitted as one piece, using a Russian folklore theme and Orenburg-style lace elements and patterns, including Diagonals (Kosoryadki, in Russian), Peas (Goroh), Flies (Mushki), Spiders (Pauchki), and Beaded Way (Bisernaya Dorozhka), which creates a diamond shape. The center of the stole contains Beaded Way and Spiders and a frame made of a single chain of Peas; the border is a single row of Diagonals in which Flies create sprig motifs. A chain of Peas borders the stole. The design is called "entire" or "allover." The stole is reversible and is quite easy to knit (you only knit, knit two or three together, and yarn over).
I named this stole after the beautiful Treenway Silks yarn that I used. The finished stole weighs 100 grams (3.5 oz). Silken Fog skeins average between 90 and 110 grams (3.2 and 3.9 oz), with the average being 95 grams (3.4 oz). The Materials box indicates two skeins, but with a slightly heavier skein, only one will be needed.
Finished Size: 66 inches (167.6 cm) long and 18 inches (45.7 cm) tall, after blocking
Yarn: Treenway Silks Silken Fog, 55% bombyx silk/45% yak yarn, thread weight, 1,545 yards (1412.7 m)/95 gram (3.4 oz) skein, 2 skeins of Silken Fog; www.treen waysilks.com
Needles: Addi Turbo Needles, circular size 1½ (2.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; www.skacelknitting.com
Notions: Stitch markers, Tapestry needle, T-pins, Blocking wires
Gauge: 22 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in charted patt, with 2 strands of yarn held tog
Originally Published: PieceWork May-June 2015
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