Melite, Nymph of Calm Seas by Peggy Jean Kaylor

Melite, Nymph of Calm Seas

November 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch (US)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 900 yards (640 - 823 m)
one size fits all / customizable
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Every element of Melite is totally reversible. The beads sparkle from both sides of the fabric. The lace and solid sections are created from reversible stitch patterns. It makes the perfect wrap to just grab and go.

Stitches used in the pattern: k, p, yo, k2tog. While the techniques are not difficult, most knitters will need to pay regular attention to either the written instructions or the chart to successfully insert the solid zigzags into the lace ground and to place the beads correctly within the zigzags.

Beading is optional but adds a subtle sparkle. If knitted exactly as the pattern directs, Melite requires 1,213 size 6/0 glass seed beads. Placing the beads requires either Threader Floss dental floss or a small steel crochet hook that will fit through the center of the beads.

The pattern includes complete abbreviated row-by-row written instructions as well as fully charted directions.

The pattern sample was made with 800 yards of light fingering yarn and is 21” x 78” (53.5cm x 198cm), after blocking. The directions are very easy to customize if you want to make your stole shorter … or longer … or wider. Just make sure you have enough yarn and beads.


20 July 2014: The correct number of size 6/0 beads required to make the Melite as directed is 1,213 … with 47 beads needed for each pattern repeat. I apologize deeply for any inconvenience this error may have caused anyone. A corrected .pdf file has now been uploaded to the Ravelry pattern sales platform. Buyers who purchased before 20Jul2014 should make sure they have downloaded the updated version.

Thank you to Willa Cather for the superb technical edit of the pattern. Thank you to FPT members lisagoknit, Jubbers, and Robebe for so thoroughly testing the pattern. Thank you to my daughter Samantha for modeling the pattern sample.