Shetlandesque Stole by Melissa Leapman

Shetlandesque Stole

by Melissa Leapman
June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 10 - 6.0 mm
690 yards (631 m)
10" wide and 76" long
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Knit a stole in classic Shetland style: work the central rectangle in stockinette, then pick up and knit an edging with narrow cables instead of lace. A soft hand-dyed yarn picks up all the colors of weathered stone, so the wrap resembles an Iron Age broch, a type of stone tower found all over Scotland and the Northern Isles.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 10” wide and 76” long.

Yarn Space Cadet Cressida (100% superwash merino wool): nine stones, 3 skeins.

Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st.

Notes This shawl is worked back and forth in rows.