Pygmy Owl by Stephannie Tallent

Pygmy Owl

September 2014
Lace ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
one size, length adjustable
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This lovely stole was the first of the feathered designs I created for this e-book. I love how the beads accent the segments of the feathers.

Pattern Notes
This stole is worked from the bottom up for each half and then grafted at the center.

You have the option of 2 main charts (Charts C1 or C2) depending on your yarn yardage. An additional chart, Chart D, is available if you want an even longer stole.

The feather motif is very heavily modified from Herbert Niebling’s Königskerze.

Finished Measurements (As shown, blocked)
Length: 68in / 172.5cm
Width: 17in / 43cm

Verdant Gryphon Mithril, 100% Merino Wool (750 yds / 686m per 4 oz /114g), 1 skein, shown in Starry Night Over the Rhone. As knit (Chart A, Chart B, and Chart C1 (longer)), stole uses 750 yds / 686m.

US2 / 2.75mm needles or size to obtain gauge

21 sts and 32 rows = 4in / 10 cm in St st (blocked).
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements.
Note that this shawl is blocked quite vigorously.

yarn needle, stitch markers as desired, cable needle for 1/1 crosses
crochet hook, dental floss or Fleegle Beader for beading
minimum (270) 8-0 beads, shown in S/L Crystal, plus 11 beads per each repeat of Chart D

lace knitting, cabling, beading with the crochet hook or dental floss method (see resources), grafting, reading charts

Thank you to my tech editor, KT Vaughan.