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Facing Lilies Stole

Knitting
February 2010
Lace / 2 ply ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, before blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1050 yards (960 m)
29" wide and 68" long, after blocking
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2010: “Nancy Bush modifies a traditional Estonian lace pattern called ‘Lily of the Valley and Stones’ for the ground of the Facing Lilies Stole. Graphic eyelet ‘stones’ - diamonds created with chained decreases and yarnovers - alternate with ‘lilies,’ yarnovers forced into a graceful curve by the adjacent lines of decreases. Traditional nupps - one-row bobbles - form flower buds along the yarnover line.”

Finished Size: 29” wide and 68” long, after blocking.

Yarn: Wooly West Horizons (100% wool; 525 yd 480 m/50 g): natural, 2 skeins.

Needles: Center—size 3 (3.25 mm): 10” straight (bamboo or wood recommended). Lace edge—size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular (cir; bamboo or wood recommended). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m; 3 in one color and 1 different); tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; 4 yd cotton waste yarn.

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st, before blocking.