Creeping steadily along…

The Mystery Stole continues to grow, albeit slowly. I have almost finished half of one “full repeat” – there will be four of these 84-line repeats to make the body of the stole. I’ve done 39 rows plus the edging.


This geometric pattern is mirrored on the two sides. It reminds me of the angularity of Branching Out. The lattice-y stuff is Chart A, the strong line next to it is Chart B.

This shows the pattern that makes up the main body of the stole, which is Chart C. It started out looking like a row of flowers at first, but now the undulating lines of the decreases almost suggest flowing water or waves.

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  1. baba_studio
    baba_studio says:

    This is beautiful – and worth the time and effort I think. Do you know the Shetland “lace” shawls? This reminds me very much of those. Lovely work.

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Thanks! Yeah, I definitely learned my lesson a few weeks ago, with the lifeline thing…. I wouldn’t want to be without them.

  3. admin
    admin says:

    I’ve read about the Shetland shawls, although I haven’t seen any in person. They’re using a MUCH finer yarn, but I want to learn to do the style some day. And see if I can do it in reeled silk, of course.

  4. baba_studio
    baba_studio says:

    I used to crochet lace in very fine threads and I always found silk (when I could get it) quite tricky compared to cotton – although of course the end result is worth it.

    Good luck with this project – please post more pictures as it progresses, I love to see this kind of fine work.

  5. sskipstress
    sskipstress says:

    Gorgeous work.

    One of these days I’ll have time to try reeling my own silk. I haven’t found a commercially available reeled silk I like to knit with, so maybe I can make one I like. After I make teeny knitting needles I like.

  6. admin
    admin says:

    The tussah that I’m working with is reeled; it’s making up beautifully. I think a lot of it has to do with the twist and the weight.

    This is Zephyr, which is 50% merino and 50% tussah; it’s a very nice soft yarn, but a lot more fuzzy than the reeled silk.

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