Birnam Wood Wrap

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Birnam Wood Wrap

Description

A rectangle stole in two sizes (petite/tall) and two yarn weights, featuring a tiny repeating diamond pattern which shifts direction over several pattern arrangements to evoke the confusing brambles and mysterious surprises of Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood. Stole is worked in two pieces from the bottom hem, then grafted at center back.
 
Suggested Yarns: 
Sport weight: Finn Dandy Sport or any sport yarn with 100 yards per ounce
Laceweight: Fresh Lace, Yak + Silk Lace, Cormo Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or any laceweight yarn with 500 yards per 2 ounces
   
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
   
Finished Size: 
Sport weight: 18.5(23) inches wide x 72(84) inches long (stretched and blocked) 
Laceweight: 19.5(23.5) inches wide x 72(84) inches long (stretched and blocked)

Yarn Requirements: 
Sport weight: 630(900) yards
Laceweight: 1100(1400) yards

Gauge: 
Sport weight: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle (unblocked)
Laceweight: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle (unblocked)

Needles: 
Laceweight: size 4US (3.5 mm)* and size 3US (3.25 mm) or one size smaller than body needle
Sport weight: size 6US (4.0 mm)* and size 5US (3.75 mm) or one size smaller than body needle
*or size to obtain correct gauge