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I adore the silky softness of a kid mohair and silk blend yarn. And (as you can tell), I'm always drawn to lovely lace patterns. This stole features not just one, but two breathtakingly beautiful lace stitch patterns, artfully combined and gorgeously presented when knit up in the kid mohair and silk blend yarn.
A generous bottom border is worked in the first lace stitch, which is simple and repetitive to knit, and creates very pretty results.
This lace is then only continued along the sides to allow the water lily motifs to take center stage as they run down the center of the stole. The stole finishes with the same generous lace border to mirror the beginning. With some patient and very enjoyable knitting, you will have a lovely, ultra-lightweight, and incredibly soft and warm stole that doubles as a luxurious scarf (my preferred way of wearing!).
Finished Blocked Measurements: 17 ¾" [45 cm] x 77" [195.5 cm].
Skill Level: Intermediate in terms of Lacework, must be comfortable using mohair/silk blends (fixing mistakes is very challenging!).
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Aloft (72% Super Kid Mohair/28% Silk); .875 oz/25 g [246 yds/225 m] per ball): 3 balls in Mongoose #25216.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 16 sts = 4 ¼" [11 cm] and 32 rows = 7" [18 cm] in Vine Lace patt, gently stretched to block, then allowed to relax.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A lace-weight in a soft 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend with a gauge of 18-25 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size US 3-8 [3.25-5 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 542 yd [496 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try: Madil Yarns Kid Seta (230 yds/210 m per ball), Garnstudio DROPS Kid-silk (218 yds/199 m per ball), Debbie Bliss Angel (219 yds/200 m per ball), Rowan Kidsilk Haze (230 yds/210 m per ball), Elann.com Silken Kydd (232 yds/212.5 m per ball).
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Patty Perkins on 26th Mar 2016
While I haven't finished it yet, I'm about 1/2 way there. I didn't haven enough mohair/silk yarn on hand, so I used a baby alpaca lace instead. It's a very comfortable knit the produces a beautiful pattern. I'm excited to get it done and blocked! Another great pattern, like the other SweaterBabe patterns I own and have made(and no, this isn't a paid commentary!) :)
Posted by Ann Bate on 26th Mar 2016
This pattern is fantastic. I knit it using 3 balls of Roawn Kidsilk. The pattern was easy to follow and interesting to make up.
The result is spectacular.
Thanks for another great pattern