Faux Russian Stole by Katie Nagorney and Ann Swanson

Faux Russian Stole

November 2000
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
24" x 72"
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: 24” x 72”

Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Jumperweight Shetland (1oz/28g; 150yds/137m; wool) 8 skeins Gilly Green #FC46


  • Size 6 (4mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 2 (2.75 mm) needles, for picking up stitches
  • Optional: One size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needle (dpn), for top border


  • Stitch markers
  • Small amount of waste yarn

Blocked Gauge 24 st and 48 rows to 5”/12.5cm in center motif pattern using size 6 (4mm) needle. Actually, it was just a tad under 72 sts and 144 rows to 14.75”/36cm

Construction Notes: “This shawl, knit on a garter st ground, has no bound-off edges. It begins with the bottom border, then sts are picked up along the inside edge of the border for the center panel and along the cast-on edge of the border for the right edging. The left and right edgings are knit at the same time as the center panel. The top border is knit last, attaching to the shawl as you go, and its end is grafted to the top of the left edging.”

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