Just in Time Stole: Whip Up a Sexy, Lacy Wrap to Ring in the New Yearcomments (6) December 29th, 2011
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.
This project is so easy that you can enjoy a few cups of high-octane eggnog without the worry of messing up the pattern!
• 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)
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
2 sts = 1 inch in garter stitch (knit every row)
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.
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.
Pattern courtesy of Ironstone Yarns, designed by Debbie Miller.