Cantilevering Leaves by Janelle Martin
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Cantilevering Leaves

September 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in in lace repeat from Chart C, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 yards (1372 m)
23” wide x 77” long (57.5 cm x 192.5 cm), after blocking
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A medium-weight lace stole featuring Japanese lace designs. The stole is worked in two pieces from bottom edge to centre back and then grafted together. The 15 page pattern includes both charts and written instructions, as well as a photo tutorial for one of the stitches.

Information is also provided on gauge/size to work this design in fingering or lace-weight yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 1,500 yards of DK weight, silk/wool blend yarn with a gauge of 5.5 sts/inch; preferably in a semi-solid or solid colour.

Sample: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (45% Wool, 35% Silk, 20% Nylon, 192 yds / 175 m per 50 gram skein); colour 58, Columbine, 7 skeins. Tutorial samples knit in colour 14, Sweet Green.

Finished Size: 23” wide x 77” long (57.5 cm x 192.5 cm), after blocking

Other possible yarns:

  • Fiddlesticks Knitting Silk Sensation (100% Silk, 125 yds / 114 m per 50 gram skein).
  • Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3 ply (65% Wool, 35% Silk, 251 yds / 230 m per 100 gram skein).
  • Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed DK (85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere, 147 yds / 134 m per 50 gram skein).
  • Harrisville Designs Silk & Wool Yarns (50% Wool, 50% Silk, 175 yds / 160 m per 50 gram skein).
  • Gepard Garn SoftWoolSilk (65% Merino Wool, 35% Silk, 191 yds / 175 m per 50 gram skein).

Other Materials:

  • Stitch markers (6)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on chart)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn in constrasting colour for grafting rows
  • Stitch holder(s) or waste yarn to hold first half of stole

Skills Required:

  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Lace
  • Following complex charts
  • Grafting
  • Blocking

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from Shall We Knit?