Faux Fur Stole

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This must be the fastest time in which I knitted a stole. I started a few rows on Thursday, left it alone on Friday but put some serious elbow grease in it over the weekend. Something happened yesterday which left me seeing stars and every colour of the rainbow but not in a good way. It was not physically possible for me to stab the person with my sharpest and longest stileto - I believe they call it first degree murder - so I channeled all homicidal thoughts into my project instead. I must have knitted at bullet train speed for I finished the remaining two thirds in no time at all.

This is a self-styled pattern (meaning I made it up) using specialty yarn I bought last week.

It's a good place to start if you've never knitted before because all you need to do is:
  1. Measure off the width you'd like your stole in and cast off the necesary number of stitches.

  2. Using garter stitch, knit away until stole fits snugly around your shoulders.

  3. Bind off stitches.

  4. Here's the clever design bit. Lay stole flat, flip one side to twist it then join the two sides together using either a darning needle or crochet hook.

  5. Try it on and preen away.

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The Dutchess of Cookalot whipped this up at 3:58 am

2 calories
Seriously gorgeous!
Thanks Rachel!
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