I didn’t take any pics of it finished, so I would like to thank Jen for kindly giving me some pics she took herself.
This is a big stole – if I remember well, I managed to get 19 repeats of the big closed bud lace. I used most of the 2 skeins I had been given, with only 5g left. I was able to estimate that each repeats were using about 10g of the yarn, and the garter border about 5g in total. Yes, there was a lot of weighing involved, to check that my estimations and maths were correct!
I knitted the stole in 2 weeks (I did knit pretty intensively on it!). The Scrumptious 4ply is the perfect blend of wooly merino and shiny silk and makes for an easy to knit yarn. With its deep colours and shininess, it feels very luxuous indeed!
The pattern is a combination of 2 lace motifs (a small one for the border and a big one for the centre). They do NOT repeat at the same time. For this reason, it is important to be able to read your knitting to ensure you are on track with each lace pattern. I didn’t write it at the time, but each patterns’ row 1 align every few repeats of the closed bud motif.
Other than that, the lace is pretty easy going, using the usual decreases / yarn over combinations. It might not be the right project for the first time lace knitter, but if you have knitted any kind of lace before, then this one shouldn’t be a problem at all.
I can’t wait to see more iterations of this pattern!!