Stones & Stripes by Nancy Bush

Stones & Stripes

Knitting
May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Chart Pattern with Size A Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
825 yards (754 m)
18" wide and 64" long
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Nancy Bush is a scholar on the history of Estonian knitting and works to create fresh new designs that incorporate historic motifs and patterns from her research.
In this scarf she pairs a lace “Stone” pattern (eyelet diamonds) alongside columns of Estonian nupps to achieve a textured vertical stripe. The scarf is trimmed at each end with a decorative garter stitch edging.


CONSTRUCTION
Wrap is worked flat. Top and bottom edgings are worked first, followed by the center portion, after which the top edging is joined to the live stitches of the center rectangle using Kitchener Stitch.

MATERIALS
Approximately 825 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Postcard

GAUGE
Working Gauge:
20 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in Chart Pattern with Size A needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge:
18 stitches & 31 rows = 4” in Chart Pattern with Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking (with slight stretch)

NEEDLES
Size A (for Shawl):
One 24” long or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Cast On):
One 24” long or longer circular needle one size larger than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
18” wide and 64” long, after blocking

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

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