Blackberries Stole by Anne Podlesak
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Blackberries Stole

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Blackberries Chart, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 865 yards (366 - 791 m)
Scarf: 7” (17.75 cm) wide x 78” (198 cm) long. Stole: 20 ½” (52 cm) wide x 60” (152.4 cm) long.
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This rectangular scarf and stole are knit from the center out to one end, beginning with a provisional cast-on. The second half is worked from the provisionally cast-on stitches, and knit in the opposite direction. The scarf and stole feature stylized blackberry vine cable patterns with small twisted briar cables as accents.

Inspired by the Ogham alphabet and it’s lore, the Blackberry plant was supposedly property of the Faery people, and could be picked only with their good grace and approval. A long-awaited fruit of the summer, blackberries were used not only to eat, but also in wine, as well as a treatment for whooping cough.

If choosing to substitute yarns, pick one with a nice drape without too much halo, as that will obscure the cabled patterns. You will need approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn for the scarf and approximately 865 yards for the stole as written. The length may be adjusted by adding or subtracting chart repeats. Note that the motifs are presented in chart form only.

This pattern contains instructions for BOTH the stole and the scarf.