Saiph by Irina Dmitrieva


May 2016
Lace ?
21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern from charts, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 yards (1052 m)
21¼" [54 cm] wide; 83" [211 cm] long
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Islands and ripples of stockinette in a sea of delicate lace mark this beautiful stole. The sense of balance and organic movement in Irina’s distinctive aesthetic makes this piece feel like an instant heirloom. A provisional cast-on allows you to work in two directions, knitting the center panel and one end before picking up stitches from the cast-on to mirror the motifs on the other end. Saiph’s generous dimensions make a commanding statement when the ends are flowing loose, but the airy fabric of Plains allows for easy wrapping and gathering without bulk when you want to warm your shoulders and frame your face.


This wrap is worked flat on a circular needle. It is worked in two directions beginning with a Provisional Cast On. The first part is composed of the center panel and one ending panel, and the second part is another ending panel worked from the released stitches of the cast on.


1150 yards of lace weight wool yarn


3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Plains (100% American Rambouillet wool; 440 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Treehouse


21 stitches & 25 rows = 4” in Lace Pattern from charts, after blocking


One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

21¼“ (54 cm) wide; 83” (211 cm) long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Provisional Cast On (Crochet Chain Method)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.