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Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole

Knitting
September 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
6.0 mm (J)
1215 yards (1111 m)
23" (58.5 cm) wide and 70" (178 cm) long, after blocking, not including fringe

Pattern Description from Scarf Style: “A good knitted design is a sound marriage of stitch pattern and yarn. In this case, Kathleen Power Johnson uses the faceted surface of entrelac to show off the beautiful nuances of handspun and hand-dyed yarn from La Lana Wools. Kathleen has named her stole Eleanor because its combination of rich, elegant colors and soft yet rustic hand suggest a garment that might have been worn by a medieval lady during a walk in the woods, maybe to keep a tryst or to dream by a castle fire. The long, knotted fringe adds a touch of drama and romance.”

Finished Size: 23” (58.5 cm) wide and 70” (178 cm) long, after blocking, not including fringe.

Yarn: La Lana Wools Forever Random Blends (60% wool, 40% mohair; 81 yd (74m)/ 2 oz (57) g): Faerie Queen, 15 skeins.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. You may also find it helpful to use a 32” (80-cm) or longer circular needle so the weight of the project can rest in your lab as it grows.

Notions: Markers (m, optional); tapestry needle; size J/10 (6-mm) crochet hook for applying fringe; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 18 rows = 4” 10 cm) in St st. Each entrelac rectangle measures about 3½” (6.5 cm) wide on the diagonal (at right angles to the sides of the piece being worked).

Notes:

  • Gauge can be measured on an ordinary St st swatch at least 4” (10 cm) square. However, once you have completed several tiers, check the size of the finished rectangles in case you need to adjust needle size.
  • Slip stitches as if to purl (pwise) with yarn in back, unless directed otherwise.
  • You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker at the end of every section to keep them distinct, but remove the markers from the previous tier as you encounter them.

La Lana Wools has changed this yarn’s name and the way that it is put up. The yarn information listed above is the yarn available as of 5/20/2007.