Saoirse (Sair-shuh), an Irish word meaning “freedom,” is the essence of this bordered rectangle that can be styled in myriad ways. A cord threaded through the center of the rectangle transforms the stole to a cardigan that can be worn with a draped lapel or a long hem. Create your own way of wearing this garment!
Designer: Doris Chan
Finished Size: About 80″ long by 20″ wide, blocked; dimensions will vary when assembled or worn.
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Zarina (Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (100% extra fine superwash merino wool; 181 yd [165 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; CYCA #2): #1773 taupe heather (MC), 4 balls; #1629 crimson heather (CC), 4 balls.
Hook Size: G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ and 6 rows = 3½” in edc, after blocking.