Harray Stole by Heather Pfeifer

Harray Stole

April 2018
Lace ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in 3.5 x 3.25" in Chart A
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
One Size - adjustable
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Neolithic artwork provides an incredible treasury of inspiration and those found at the Ness of Brodgar on Mainland Orkney are second to none. Zigzags, chevrons, and diamonds are the basis for many of the motifs found in traditional lace knitting across Europe and happen to also be easily inscribed on stone.

The motifs used in the Harray Stole are loosely based on this photograph of a piece of stone artwork found at the Ness of Brodgar (currently at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.) This archaeological treasure trove lies between Harray and Stenness lochs.

Yarn Requirements:
Poppy Yarn and Fibre
Bruges Lace (1312 yds / 100 g)
45 – 50 g or 600-700 yds

16 x 70”

US 6 (4.0mm) 32” circular

19 sts x 24 rows = 3.5” x 3.25”
Chart A sts 15-33 x rows 1-24
wet blocked aggressively with lace wires
Take time to check gauge

Yarn needle
Lace wires and pins

Structure Details:
Knit flat from the bottom up
Lace sts only on RS
Short row, knitted on edging to Bind Off
Picked up sts for short row, lace edging at Cast On edge

Stitches Used:
K / P
K2tog / SSK / K3tog TBL

Many thanks to the incredible talent of YuliaAV for test knitting.