Sonoma stole by Carol Sunday

Sonoma stole

August 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 850 yards (732 - 777 m)
14.5" x 88"
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Create your own striped colorway, using this crescent-shaped stole with its wide bias ribs and knit-in fringe as your canvas. Use a couple of colors or a lot of them (my sample used seventeen colors, yarnartist’s stole (2nd from the top) used eleven). Make your stripes narrow or wide or mix them up.

Construction: Work stole in two sections and graft. Change colors or cut yarn every two rows, using loose ends to make up the fringe.

Finished size: 88” long by 14.5” wide including fringe.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply yarns (246 yd / 225 m per 50-gm skein, or any light sport or plump fingering weight yarn that works nicely to gauge. Work stripes in any number of colors: 850 yds total.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles, tapestry needle, a row marker may be helpful.

Gauge: 25 stitches and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.

Skills used: Increases and decreases, wide rib, Kitchener stitch.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, pictures and suggestions for choosing colors and stripes, and supplementary charts to help keep track of initial increases, decreases and ribs.


Grafting wide ribs - photo tutorial:

Fringe for bias rib stoles - video tutorial:

Russian T splice - photo tutorial:

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