Knit from the bottom up, this stole features a pleated ruffle and then a row of beads framed by horizontal braids. The body is knit in a textured eyelet stitch. The sides of the stole are slanted to give a tilted rectangle shape. The top edge of the stole features the framed beads again plus a tiny ruffle.
Instructions are given for making modifications to overall size and to the size of the ruffle. Just be aware of changes in yardage requirements if you increase the size or if your gauge is different than that stated.
Finished measurements: Approximately 157.5 cm wide (along one edge) and 30.5 cm deep, after blocking
Gauge: 21 stitches and 34 rows to 10 cm of blocked textured eyelet pattern
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.
- Knitting pattern for tilted rectangular stole in eyelet pattern with ruffle and beading
- Schematic included
- Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
- Approximately 660 m of sport-weight yarn. Sample was knit in Madelinetosh Pashmina (wool, silk, and cashmere)
- 4.0 mm/US 6 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Needles a size or two larger for binding off
- 216 size 6/0 seed beads
- Your favorite tool for adding beads (tiny crochet hook, dental floss)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!
I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.