This handsome rectangle in several sizes is complex in appearance, but relatively easy to work, delivering stunning results for the effort involved. Its heavily embossed areas are offset beautifully by lighter openwork stitches that provide contrast in weight and density. A few nupps and twist stitches add dimension with lacy openings to highlight the variety of textures, making this pattern a good candidate for silky yarns with a bit of sheen. Beads may be substituted for nupps if desired.
Sample is shown in the petite stole size, knit in Bare Naked Wools Modern Deco Lace, color Chrome.
Kent Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, or any heavy lace/light fingering with a firmer twist that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in a variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.
14(17, 21) inches wide and 70(76, 82) inches in length (stretched and blocked)
800 (1150, 1525) yards
23 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using Deco Lace yarn (unblocked)
21 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (washed and air dried)
size 4US (3.5 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)