Hoopla by Jennifer Dassau


August 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 360 yards (320 - 329 m)
one size
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Luxury yarn and beads paired together make Hoopla an elegant long stole with a fancy hoopskirt border, while short row shaping creates a face framing beaded shawl collar. Unusual edging stitches keep the knitting interesting, and soothing garter stitch ensures rapid progress; together the result is stunningly simple.

Techniques & Skills Used: beaded CO, knit/purl, lace, beading (prestrung and crochet hook methods, with link to video tutorial), short rows; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions for the border.

Size: 12” deep and 60” long, after blocking.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards/329m); 1 skein, shown in Composition Book Grey.

Other Materials: US 7 40” circular needle; Stitch markers (11); Yarn needle; 389 size 6/0 seed beads; Beading needle for stringing beads; Size 1.25 mm crochet hook for placing beads.

For questions or to show off your stole, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.