Gardenia Stole by Cheryl Toy

Gardenia Stole

January 2019
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Lace ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st with 2 strands held tog.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2240 yards (2048 m)
72" long and 17¾" wide.
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The lace patterning of the Gardenia Stole was inspired by angel wings and peacock feathers. The stole is worked fl at in two pieces, starting with the lace edges, and then grafted in the center using Kitchener stitch. The merino-silk laceweight yarn creates an elegant drape, even while held double throughout the project.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 0

Finished Size 72” long and 17¾“ wide.

Yarn Jagger Spun Zephyr Lace (50% merino wool, 50% silk; 1120 yd (1024 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): pewter, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st with 2 strands held tog.

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  • Each end of this stole is worked back and forth in rows from the border to the center. The two ends are grafted using Kitchener stitch.

  • Work with two strands of yarn held together throughout.

  • Slip stitches purlwise.