Ancestors' Stole by Sarah Shepherd

Ancestors' Stole

November 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1760 yards (1609 m)
25 ¼" wide and 94 ¾" long
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Envelop yourself in the generously sized Ancestors’ Stole and find instant comfort in its blanket-like dimensions. Worsted-weight yarn accentuates the lacy, geometric texture, creating a true statement piece. This stole is worked in two halves and grafted together at the center.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 25 ¼“ wide and 94 ¾” long.

Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yd 201 m/ 3 ½ oz 100 g): #708 Honey, 8 skeins.

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch holders; spare size 9 (5.5 mm) or smaller needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 15 sts and 24 rows = 4” in charted patt.

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  • This stole is worked in two halves and grafted in pattern at the center.

  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.