Leadlight by Amy van de Laar


June 2017
Lace ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Chart D pattern, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1170 yards (1070 m)
22½” [57 cm] wide; 68¾” [174.5 cm] long
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Inspired by patterns of sunlight through antique leaded windows, a branching geometric tracery radiates from a pinhole cast-on. The central square of this lace stole is worked circularly, with two sides extended working flat to form a large rectangle. A garter stitch edge finishes the perimeter. Knit in laceweight Vale, Leadlight makes a weightless and intricately beautiful accessory to elevate simple outfits or crown a formal dress.


1170 total yards of laceweight wool yarn


3 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Heron


19 stitches & 34 rows = 4? in Chart D pattern, after blocking
One 32-stitch panel from Chart D measures 6¾” wide, after blocking
Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing.


One each 16?, 24?, and 32? circular needles, and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32? circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. center of stole).

Finished Dimensions

22½” (57 cm) wide; 68¾” (174.5 cm) long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Pinhole Cast On
K2tog-tbl Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5

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