Yvaine Shetland Stole
Yvaine, a Scottish name meaning “Evening Star”, is a lovely rectangular stole using traditional Shetland lace stitches, which can be knitted in a cobweb/1-ply or standard 2-ply/laceweight yarn. This was originally designed as a Mystery Knitalong in Summer 2021.
Julie used 100g/1,600m of our Shetland Cobweb Lace in Iris Under a Summer Sky for the cobweb/1-ply version and 200g/1,600m of our BFL Purest Lace in Foxgloves at Dusk for the laceweight/2-ply stole. Purists will enjoy working the design in these pure wool yarns, as they do show off the lace stitches particularly well, but other fibres and blends can be used very successfully, as long as they block well.
The stole is ideal as an introduction to Shetland lace but not recommended for a beginner to lace as, although it is knitted on a garter stitch ground, there are not many rest (plain) rows in the pattern! It’s made using the modern centre-out method, starting with a provisional cast on and working the main centre pattern which is the easiest of the Shetland stitches used. Another slightly more complex design is then worked at both ends, followed by a third still more challenging design to complete the main part of the stole. A knitted-on edging is then worked flat in rows by using the held stitches at either end of the stole and picking up stitches along each long edge, with just a few stitches to be grafted together when the edging is complete.
Please get in touch if you’d like to custom order your yarn for this project. Julie recommends a yarn which is not too variegated or multi-coloured, as these don’t always suit a garter stitch ground.
The pattern is copyright Julie Harris Designs and for personal use only, and may not be copied or distributed without my permission. Knitted items made from this pattern may not be sold or produced commercially.
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