Fingering: S (M) (L)
Fingering (using US size 6[4mm] needles unless otherwise specified)
Fingering: US size 6[4mm] and US size 4[3.5mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge.
Fingering: Stitch markers, locking pin markers, tapestry needle.
Fingering: Civility Fingering, 3-ply worsted-spun, from Elemental Affects Yarn, 70% US merino, 30% mulberry silk, 4 oz (112g) / 500 yds (457 m). 1 (2) (2) skeins.
Fingering: Size M in Amber, #414 used approximately 5 oz (140g) / 625 yds (572m), because I couldn’t find the balance of the yarn. The measurements given assume that the number of rows specified in the pattern are worked.
Somerset stole is a modified wing-span shawl, combining two main stitch patterns, with a third used as balance and borders. The two main stitch patterns have different row multiples, so I’ve used German short rows to accommodate that, and to give some gentle shape to the main body of Somerset.
I love long shawls, but they can be a little hard to manage, so the shaping makes this easy to wear long, or wrapped. Note how the Arrowhead lace is used in a large stitch multiple along one long edge, as a part of the main body, then in a smaller stitch multiple to finish the top edge. I love to “see what’s inside” stitch patterns, and the vertical borders came from the Slip Stitch Cable.
This can be a one- or two-skein project, dependent on the size choice and the amount of knitting you want to do.
Somerset Stole — What’s in There
The pattern includes both written instructions and Action charts; there is a Road Map and a Schematic to help you see the shaping and measurements. Through the pattern there is guidance to keep you on track. Included in the pattern are instructions for the featured closures are included as well.
The pattern is a total of 35 pages, which includes detailed instructions for each size, and every step. With charts for every stitch and stitch pattern transition charts for each size. A Lace version is coming in 2020!
Everything you need is included in the pattern, or linked to any outside sources. Get my descriptions of
- 1/2 LC (3 sts)
- 1/2 RC (3 sts)
- 1/4 LC (5 sts)
- 1/4 RC (5 sts)
- 1/4 sl-LC (5 sts)
- 1/4 sl-RC (5 sts)
- flexible long-tail cast on
- Modified JSSBO / Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
- slip stitch
- wyib sl1
- wyif sl1
- yarn consumption
- Action Chart
- Using Written Pattern Table Instructions
- Waste Yarn in Place of Stitch Holders
Yarn Used in Somerset Stole
Fingering Civility Fingering, 3-ply worsted-spun, from Elemental Affects Yarn, 70% US merino, 30% mulberry silk, 4 oz (112g) / 500 yds (457 m). 1 (2) (2) skeins
Size M in Amber, #414 used approximately 5 oz (140g) / 625 yds (572m), because I couldn’t find the balance of the yarn. The measurements given assume that the number of rows specified in the pattern are worked.
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Yarn Remainder Finder
German Short Rows, GSR & Gtog
incL – Knitting Into the Stitch Below
incR – Knitting Into the Stitch Below
Slip, Slip Stitch, Slipped Stitches
JSSBO or Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
wyif or with yarn in front
wyib or with yarn in back
flexible long-tail cast on