800 miles from Lerwick
This stole is based on the traditional shawls worn by women in the Shetland isles but with a modern twist. Knitted in one piece, the stole begins with a provisional cast-on from which the centre lace panel is worked flat. Stitches are picked up around for an Old Shale border in the round. Finally, a short provisional cast-on is made and a knitted-on edging is worked. The only "seam" required is the graft between the beginning and end of the knitted-on edging.
The stole uses approx. 1500 yds of lace weight yarn, and 3.5mm (US 4) needles (for working both flat and in the round). Recommended length of circular needle at least 60"/150cm. Gauge is not vital but may affect yardage and the finished size of your stole.
You need to be able to: work a provisional cast-on (links to suggested tutorials are provided), work lace knitting with patterning on both wrong side and right side rows, work yarn-overs, single and double decreases (ssk, k2tog, k3tog), graft in garter stitch (link to tutorial provided).
Pattern includes both charted and fully-written instructions.