Gilda by Veronik Avery


January 2019
Lace ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in charted Small Zigzag Pattern, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1330 yards (1216 m)
20¾” [52.5 cm] wide; 70½” [179 cm] long
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Springy Vale, garter stitch, and eyelet lace all come together in Gilda, an heirloom-quality stole with understated grace and magnetism. Arranged on a plane of spongy garter stitch are eyelets zigzagging at diminishing scale, then bordered by a pillar of ever familiar Mrs. Hunter’s lace. This is a stole that won’t look quite the same every time you wrap it around your shoulders or neck. One occasion may find the slipped stitch lace pillars more prominent, while another may find the zigzagging eyelets taking center stage — all thanks to a chameleon-like, but nonetheless cohesive and carefully-chosen medley of motifs.


This wrap is worked flat from end to end.


  • 3 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Nocturne


  • 1330 total yards of laceweight wool yarn


  • 23 stitches and 34 rows = 4” in charted Small Zigzag Pattern, after blocking


  • One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

  • 20¾” [52.5 cm] wide; 70½” [179 cm] long

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

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