Springy Vale, garter stitch, and eyelet lace all come together in Gilda, an heirloom-quality stole with understated grace and magnetism. Arranged on a plane of spongy garter stitch are eyelets zigzagging at diminishing scale, then bordered by a pillar of ever familiar Mrs. Hunter’s lace. This is a stole that won’t look quite the same every time you wrap it around your shoulders or neck. One occasion may f ind the slipped stitch lace pillars more prominent, while another may f ind the zigzagging eyelets taking center stage — all thanks to a chameleon-like, but nonetheless cohesive and carefully-chosen medley of motifs.
Brooklyn Tweed Vale — 100% American Rambouillet Wool (450 yards/50 grams) 3 skeins
1330 total yards of laceweight wool yarn Photographed in colors Barberry and Nocturne
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4" in charted Small Zigzag Pattern, after blocking
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5) *Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
20¾" [52.5 cm] wide; 70½" [179 cm] long
Stitch markers, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, blocking wires (optional)
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