Interweave Knits Summer 2018: Moab Stole
With a rugged Western terrain serving as inspiration, the “High Desert Lace” story found within Interweave Knits Summer 2018 boasts seven projects. Every one of them seem to come alive against the craggy, rocky-heavy setting. The Moab Stole is no exception.
The arrowhead motifs featured in Sandhya Shadangi’s design seem especially apropos when considering Moab, Utah, which sits in a valley bordered by the Colorado River on one side, and the La Sal Mountain range on the other. Now home to Arches National Park, this stunning landscape provided a home to Pueblo, Ute and Navajo tribes for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived in the late 1700s.
Being an avid hiker and camper with stomping grounds in the Rocky Mountain West, I can picture this wool stole getting stashed in my camping kit for the season. The frigid nights of the high desert would absolutely call for it: a bit of stylish functionality meant for the inevitable campfire gathering. Keeping it handy in the tent means rising to greet the day wrapped in an extra layer of comfort, a feeling that will linger long past your morning cup of cowboy coffee.
Should you not elect to pack this simple, yet elegantly designed item next to your favorite camping hat and pair of fingerless camp mitts, it is of course a lovely and versatile option for date night in any air-conditioned environment. Can’t decide if you really want to commit to this easy garter stitch project? Take a visit to the Brooklyn Tweed website to see the 37 color options for Loft. Once you cast your eyes upon the colorful possibilities, you’ll be knitting this project before you know it.
DESIGNER Sandhya Shadangi
FINISHED SIZE 78¾” long and 18½” wide.
YARN Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): foothills, 5 skeins.
NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in charted patt.