Birds and Bees Stole
Lace knitting motifs which include “wings of the swan” and “bee” inspired the Birds and Bees Stole. The wedge-shaped centre panel gives the stole a slightly Vee shape for ease in wearing, and creates two “wings” of lovely lace on either side.
The stole begins with a centre panel from which stitches are picked up to work each “wing.” Then, stitches are picked up all around and a simple garter stitch edging is worked in an optional second colour. This is a stocking stitch stole with lace on one side only, except for the delightful “bee” motif (detailed explanation of how to work is included). NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Advanced Intermediate lace knitters.
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A light fingering weight yarn, each ball 50 g / 240 m
Main Colour: 3 balls
Edging Colour: 1 ball
Note that if you knit the stole in only 1 colour, then 4 balls of Main Colour will be required.
Approx. 25˝ wide and 35˝ along top edge of each “wing”—stole can easily be made longer or shorter.
Needles—all 3.5 mm (US 4):
24-inch circular or straight needles for main body of stole
32-inch circular needles for picking up edging stitches
one double-pointed needle for working edging
or sizes of all needed to obtain gauge