Just in Time Stole: Whip Up a Sexy, Lacy Wrap to Ring in the New Year

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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An elegant wrap is the perfect complement to your New Years Eve outfit.
Three strands of different yarn make an intriguing look. Try stranding your own by combining fun yarn you have in your stash.
Wear the stole with your favorite jeans for added bling.
An elegant wrap is the perfect complement to your New Years Eve outfit.

An elegant wrap is the perfect complement to your New Year's Eve outfit.

Photo: Tina Hilton

New Year's Eve is a great time to wear something wild and fun. This is a perfect project to keep you occupied on your drive over the river and through the woods to visit family this holiday season. If you have several hours of relaxing time in the car or in front of the TV, you can make this festive stole in time to dress up your New Year’s Eve ensemble.


I love to knit on long car trips.

This project is so easy that you can enjoy a few cups of high-octane eggnog without the worry of messing up the pattern!

Supplies
• Yarn: Three skeins of Showstopper Yarns by Ironstone  (100 yards comprised of three strands including an eyelash, sparkle nub, and a mohair yarn, suggested retail $36)


Three strands of different yarn make an intriguing look. Try stranding your own by combining fun yarn you have in your stash.

Another fun yarn but a bit pricier is Wild Stuff by Prism (300 yards, suggested retail $99).
• Knitting needles: size 15, either straight or circular
• Tapestry needle

Gauge
2 sts = 1 inch in garter stitch (knit every row)

Finished Measurements
Approximately 17 inches wide (after you drop the stitches) and 54 inches long. You will have plenty of yarn to make it longer if you desire.

Step by Step
Cast on 35 stitches.
Work in garter stitch until the stole measures 53 inches or to your desired length.
Drop stitch row: Knit 3, drop the next stitch and unravel several rows, then pick up and knit the uppermost strand of yarn to replace the dropped stitch.


Who would've thought that dropped stitches were a good thing?

 


Pick up and knit the top strand of the row that you just dropped the stitches.

Repeat across and end with knit 3.
Bind off loosely.
To create the lacy effect, completely unravel all the dropped-stitch rows down to the bottom. Weave in the loose ends.


Wear the stole with your favorite jeans for added bling.

Pattern courtesy of Ironstone Yarns, designed by Debbie Miller.

posted in: Glitzy knitted lacy wrap, easy lace shawl, quick knitted stole

Comments (6)

EchoLin writes: love the color and the style, good work.
Posted: 4:46 am on May 3rd
Nackmine writes: Very nice
I'd love it for summer. Hopefully My Darling Smart Wonderful Mother will make me one!
Posted: 10:24 pm on January 26th
gracie_girl writes: Nice idea...I may just try it. Thanks for sharing....
Posted: 11:43 am on March 9th
emmacoker51 writes: beautiful and so easy
Posted: 5:03 pm on January 1st
Tina_Hilton writes: This wrap is so simple and quick I whipped up two! I may make my third in a stranded yarn I whip up from my own stash!
Posted: 3:16 pm on January 1st
walkinthewoodsllc writes: I love simple wraps and this is so lacy and lovely!
Posted: 7:23 am on December 27th
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