July 30, 2010


Arrowhead Stole

The Arrowhead Stole is now available for purchase as a download, for $6.00 either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog by clicking the buy now button.

Knit on larger needles, with the yarn held double and an easy to memorize stitch pattern, this stole works up very quickly. The entire main body of the stole is knit in one piece, then the border stitches are picked up and an inside border is knit, with an outer border knit on.

With the outer border echoing both the diamonds and the arrows in the main body, this piece has a geometric continuity. On the larger end of stole sizing, this piece can either be worn wrapped around the shoulders for a more elegant look, or it can be worn as a large cozy scarf with something more casual. Another alternative is simply to curl up in it with a good book and a cup of tea or coffee for a relaxing evening.

With this pattern I’ve decided to explore the idea of offering a “printer friendly version” of photo heavy patterns. The idea being for the knitter to have a much smaller file, with all of the essential pattern information, but without the very large color intense photos. Along with a larger file, with the pattern and lots of photographs, as well as a description, and spacious formatting.

Yarn: either 1100 yards (1006 meters) or 2000 yards (1826 meters) of JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18, or another lace weight yarn

Needles: 1 pair of US size 6s (4.00mm) circulars, and 2 US size 6 DPNs

Notions: 8 stitch markers

Gauge: 6sts/inch; 7 rows/inch in stockinette stitch

Blocked Dimensions: 24″x71″

Skills Used:
provisional cast on
blocking lace
picking up and knitting stitches
knitting and purling
slip, slip knit
knitting two stitches together
yarn overs
slip 1, knit two stitches together, pass slipped stitch over
purl two stitches together through the back loop