Shirazz by Tatiana Laremore


June 2013
Lace ?
32 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in main pattern, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
800 - 880 yards (732 - 805 m)
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Shirazz is a rectangular stole knit from the bottom up, and the two resulting halves are grafted in the center. The bottom edges organically transition into the main pattern as they are simply a repeat of one of the main pattern rows. The side panels are knit in a variation of Herringbone lace pattern (Barbara Walker, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, p. 198).
The stole shown here was made with 2 skeins (100 g) of Knit Picks Shimmer, colorway Sherry (Lace 2 ply, 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk, 440 yds/skein) on US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needles. You will also need a yarn needle for grafting. Stitch markers are optional but highly recommended.
Finished size is appr. 60” long and 17” wide (152 cm x 43 cm) blocked.
This is an advanced level project only because it requires the ability to knit several stitches together (a.k.a. Estonian star stitch, gathered stitch, or crossed stitch). Other stitches used in the pattern are yo, k3tog, k2tog, sl1-k1-psso, make nupp (optional).
The pattern includes four charts: bottom border and three variants of the main pattern which differ in arrangement of ‘grape bunches’.