Filigree and Shadow Stole by Janelle Martin

Filigree and Shadow Stole

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B, blocked and stretched
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1179 - 1953 yards (1078 - 1786 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design:
When visiting the Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada, I took many photos of the tiny plants growing there. Paging through them later I came across the photo that was the inspiration for this piece. In the photo is a dark grey rock that has white patterns on it from lichen. It appeared as if the rock was covered in fancy lace work, columns of eyelets and flower buds, almost like a Faberge egg. Right beside the rock was a tiny succulent plant with leaves of a beautiful red.

The design on the rock and plant colour inspired this design and I found the stitch pattern used for the main body of the stole. The pattern looks like a Faberge egg sitting on a base designed to look like a flower.

Pattern is 5 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working cables
  • Knitting Lace
  • Working with charts
  • Twisted stitches
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Finished Size: 20 (26.5)”/50.8 (67.31) cm wide by 62 (77.5)”/157.48 (196.85) cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers – 7 (9)
  • Cable needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and pins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 1,179 (1,953) yards/1,078 (1,811) meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Spirit Trail Fiberworks ‘Tayet’, (330 yards/302 meters; 100% SW Bluefaced Leicester; 4.06 oz/115 grams). 4 skeins in Ruby Slippers, size Small.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.