Fortuny by Kathleen Dames


March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Fortuny stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 830 yards (732 - 759 m)
One size: 64 x 16 inches
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Inspired by the elegant Delphos dresses of Fortuny Venezia, with their secret pleating techniques and block-printed silk belts, this stole makes excellent use of two skeins of fingering weight yarn with virtually no finishing work. Fortuny Stitch evokes the organic motifs that were hand-printed on the sashes for each dress, while Ribbon Rib brings to mind the pleats, which are a hallmark of Fortuny dresses.

You will need approximately 800 to 830 yards of a fingering weight yarn to complete the project as written. Note that the lace patterns are presented in charted form only.

Finished Size
Rectangle: 64 inches long x 16 inches wide (162.5 x 41 cm)

Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Opal (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere), 415 yards/115 g skein, color: Tupelo Honey, 2 skeins
Needles: US size 6 (4 cm) 24-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle to weave in ends

3 inches wide x 2 ½ inches high = 1 repeat of Fortuny Stitch

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