Sola by Becky Wilkins


October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 1800 yards (329 - 1646 m)
12 (37.25)” Square
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July’s blanket and picnic spread offer perfect cottony coolness for the heat of summer. The paired recipes include garden picnic pockets and luscious blackberry oat pancakes.

The name Sola comes from the latin name for the humble potato. This picnic set includes a table cloth and napkins knit from the center out with edging knit on afterwards. Both pieces are worked the same way, although the napkin has fewer repeats of lace around the edges because it is smaller.

Small (Large): 12 (37.25)” Square

Green Mountain Spinnery, Cotton Comfort;
Small: Violet; 2 skeins
Large: Leaf; 10 skeins
US #6/4mm dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge
24-inch circular needle
60-inch circular needle (large size only) in same size
4 stitch markers
Yarn needle

Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item.

Required Skills
Basic knitting skills
Knitting in the round
Knitting with double-pointed needles
Provisional cast on
Working simple/intricate lace from chart or written instructions
Knit-on edging
Kitchener stitch (grafting)