Flossie by Deb Hoss


November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
875 yards (800 m)
one size - 20" x 72" rectangle
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The generous dimensions of my all-season Flossie Stole serve the wearer well – as a neck wrap fending winter winds or around the shoulders for gentler breezes. Answering my search for a simple yet interesting lace, is this 11 stitch by 20 row repeat of zigzag vine (actually 10 rows x 2, duplicated in reverse direction).

Briefly trimmed with garter stitch, you’ll find this an enjoyable project to make, suitable for most knitters, and luxurious to wear.

Shown in Venezia Worsted by Cascade Yarns. (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 218 yds per 100g skein); color: Orchid Haze #177; 4 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 875 yards.

Needles and notions, etc.
1 set US #8/5.0mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers for indicating lace set repeats
Yarn needle
T-pins for blocking
Blocking wires for best results - optional

20 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
16 sts and 21.25 rows to 4 inches (2.75 by 3.75 inches for each 11 st by 20 row lace repeat) in zigzag vine lace pattern after blocking

Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Techniques: knit, purl, garter stitch, long-tail CO, k2tog, ssk, yo, and blocking.

The 4 page pdf includes a lace chart, abbreviations/definitions, and photos.