Otranto Stole by Anna Novitzky
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Otranto Stole

Knitting
December 2010
Cobweb ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
766 - 984 yards (700 - 900 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Lace stole can be made in cobweb or lace weight yarn, in beaded or nupp versions. Gauge is not critical, and depends on the yarn used. For symmetry, the stole is knitted in two parts and grafted in the centre.

Lace has charted instructions only.

From the pattern introduction:
The curves and angles of the lace patterns in this stole evoke opulent architectural forms, and the combination of black yarn and red beads is darkly romantic. So I have named it after the ultimate gothic ruin: the Castle of Otranto, the namesake of the very first gothic novel, published by Horace Walpole in 1764. But you need not confine yourself to my literary tastes: make it in grey, with nupps instead of beads, for the castle of The Mysteries of Udolpho or the Arthurian Camelot; make it in green for the woodland palaces of Lothlórien or Rivendell in The Lord of The Rings; or make it in pink with blue beads to gratify your inner Disney princess. Whatever your fairy-tale proclivities, this is the stole to make you feel like royalty.