I was so ‘enamored’ of some of the techniques used in Fabergé that I wanted to use them again! This shawl or stole is also knit from the bottom up beginning with a pleated ruffle and then a row of beads framed by horizontal braids. The body is knit in a textured eyelet stitch. The sides of the stole are slanted with increases on one end and decreases on the other to give a tilted rectangle shape. The top edge of the stole features the framed beads again plus a tiny ruffle.
The triangular shawl was knit from one skein of tosh merino light and then blocked moderately. The stole was knit from two skeins of madelinetosh Pashmina and then lightly steamed.
Instructions are given for making modifications to overall size and to the size of the ruffle. Just be aware of changes in yardage requirements if you increase the size or if your gauge is different than that stated. (Note: there was very little yardage left over when knitting the samples so check your gauge if you are using the same yarn and yardage!)
Techniques: decreasing, horizontal braid, beading.
Size 6/0 beads: 80 for the triangular shawl, 220 for the stole.
Triangular shawl: 44” wingspan, 16.5” deep
Stole: 66” wide (one edge), 12” deep