Cure Your Summer Knitting Dry Spell with the Buena Vista Stole Kit

I was born and raised in the middle of the Midwest, where the summers are unbearably hot and the only way to survive is to participate in the sweaty shuffle between freezing air-conditioned buildings. You absolutely need to bring an additional layer when you go out—especially when it’s over 100 degrees outside. I know that a lot of people stop knitting in the summer, but a warm project that keeps my hands moving in a chilly room sounds amazing! Fortunately, I’ve found the perfect summer project to keep me warm: the Buena Vista Stole.

The Buena Vista Stole is the perfect project for this time of year because you can both knit and wear it in the summer. The beautiful lace pattern is light enough for summer wear, and the yarn knits into a great fabric with killer drape that doesn’t make your lap too warm while you knit. Its rustic elegance matches perfectly with the Southwestern-inspired stitch pattern, thanks to its raw fibers and metallic shine.

buena vista stole

It’s a great-looking stole that can be styled in multiple ways, and the yarn makes it a feel-good purchase. That’s because Milo, a merino and linen blend, is from Manos del Uruguay, a nonprofit organization that creates cooperatives throughout the countryside of Uruguay to bring economic and social opportunities to women in rural areas.

Making something for yourself is only made better with the knowledge that your purchase has somehow helped another. Knit it forward and pick up the kit for this lovely stole. Your needles will not be disappointed, and your wardrobe will thank you.

What are you working on this summer? Let us know in the comments!

—Sarah


Pattern Details

Finished Size 75¾” long and 18¼” wide.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Milo (65% merino wool, 35% linen; 380 yd [347 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #i2156 Venezia, 3 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in charted patt.


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