Sly Maid Stole by Kathleen Dames

Sly Maid Stole

Knitting
April 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
775 - 840 yards (709 - 768 m)
one size
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Sly maids always peek at you out of the corner of their eyes, never straight-on. This stole begins as a straight-up rectangle, but it ends up being all about bias and winking eyelets and never knowing which side is right. Once you get to know a sly maid, you won’t want to be without her – light, cozy, adaptable, never boring yet not difficult.

This pattern is part of a bundle of four inspired by The Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters in New York City. Sly Maid Stole comes from the tapestry fragment known as The Mystic Capture of the Unicorn, where we can see a “sly” maid signaling to the hunters that the Unicorn has been lured into an enclosed garden by the fair maiden.

Pattern is professionally formatted (by me!) to ensure you have everything you need to create your own beautiful Sly Maid Stole.

Size/Finished Measurements
61”/155 cm (long edge) x 28”/71.1 cm (short edge), 16”/40.6 cm wide

Materials
madlinetosh prairie (100% Merino; 840 yds/768 m per 4 oz/114 g); color: Tart; 1 skein {approx. 775 yds}
US6/4.0 mm 29-inch circular needle
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch Note: I am a loose knitter. While gauge is not critical in a stole, you may run out of yarn if your gauge is different from the gauge given.

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing

Thanks!
Technical Editing: Rachel Brown
Test Knitting: dezignmama, pinhappy, pretz2005