Get the pattern with yarn!
The yarn used in this design is a limited edition BFL/silk/cashmere fingering weight blend. It is being sold with the pattern now through September 1, 2013 ONLY! Get the yarn (includes pattern) on my website: http://www.fiddleknits.com/miss_annie.html
Pattern includes line by line written instruction and full charts.
This stole was designed for my little sister and model, Annalee, to wear to our cousin’s wedding on Memorial Day weekend 2013.
When I designed the Miss Annie stole, for Miss Annie herself, I used a BFL/cashmere/silk blend yarn that I’d received as a test skein from my base yarn supplier. I dyed it in the Raven colorway, which comes out a dark tonal gray on this fiber blend. The yarn was lovely to work with, soft with a very subtle sheen from the silk content. Normally I’m not a fan of primarily BFL yarns, however, the 20% silk/10% cashmere made a huge difference for me.
As much as I enjoyed the yarn I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s a little too pricey for me and you to keep in stock on a regular basis. So I brainstormed and came up with this:
for a few short weeks (now until September 1, 2013) you can order the yarn and pattern as a combo package. You will receive 2 skeins of Grace yarn 438 yds; 100g; 70% SW BFL / 20% silk / 10% cashmere; fingering weight dyed in the colorway of your choice plus a PDF copy of the Miss Annie stole (for an additional $6 you can add on a full color printed copy of the pattern as well).
Yarn and patterns will begin shipping on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Knitting begins with a provisional cast on. One half of the stole is worked from the center out to the bind off edge. For the second side stitches from the provisional cast on are picked up and worked outward to to complete the pattern. (Provisional cast on, work side one, bind off, pick up live stitches, work side two, bind off.)
Yarn and Colorways
A semi solid/solid colorway is recommended for this design.
Miss Annie is adorned with 166 size 6 seed beads in a contrasting color (I used silver). While they are not 100% critical to the design having them does make a statement and is recommended. In the main photo you can see some of the diamond shapes formed with the beads at the edge of the stole.
Beads are added as you go (not pre-strung) using either a small crochet hook, or preferred beading method. - See more at: http://www.fiddleknits.com/miss_annie.html#sthash.zdUbeUF...