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Grand River Stole Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs

Phibersmith Designs

Grand River Stole Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs


There is an order here, but not at first glance. First it is waves of lace and ripples of colour, layers of texture, and an unexpected splash - just there, behind you! But once you are out in the middle of it, you begin to see the pattern, the way it all moves together, the order, and your place in it.

Inspired by the changing face of the Grand River as it winds its way through Southwestern Ontario (passing less than a kilometre from Wellington Fibres), this stole combines two engaging lace patterns with calming sections of garter stitch in varying widths. It starts at the widest point, and decreases rapidly. So, like the river, you follow the path of least resistance - downstream.

Pattern includes complete written instructions, as well as charts showing lace patterns in increase and decrease sections.

Special Techniques

  • Rather than breaking the yarn each time a colour change occurs, the pattern includes instructions for using a crochet hook to slip-stitch the unused yarn along the border of the just-worked section.

Tools & Materials:

  • Yarn: Wellington Fibres 60% Mohair/40% Wool 115g = 400 yds/ 365 m)
  • Yardage: 540 yds/ 494 m
  • Needles: US 4/ 3.5 mm
  • Gauge: 19 sts & 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked.


Stitches Used (beyond K & P)

  • K2tog
  • SSK
  • SK2P
  • YO

Full list of abbreviations included in pattern.

Yarn buying information: Wellington Fibres

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