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Buds in the Breeze Stole

HeartStrings knitting pattern #H77 Pin It

Picture yourself in this light-as-a-breeze stole featuring a field of flower-like medallions centered with nupp "buds". As enjoyable to knit as it is lovely to wear.

Buds in the Breeze Stole

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Although this stole appears to have complex shaping, it is actually knitted on the same number of stitches from end to end. I've designed this stole to leverage both illusion and the blocking process to achieve the shaping:

  • An illusion is created by the varying width of the garter stitch rows along the side edges as they dip into the main stitch area at regular intervals.
  • Accentuating the points during the blocking process (blocking guide photos included in pattern).
Buds in the Breeze Stole

Finished Size: 15" by 72"
Yarn: 700 yards light fingering weight
Shown in Schaefer Audrey 50% Merino wool 50% cultivated silk, color Indigo
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches over blocked lace stitch
Suggested needles: US 6 / 4 mm
Construction: worked flat in rows from end to end in one piece, no sewing or grafting
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Stitches used: knit, purl, slip, ssk, k2tog, yarn over
Special techniques: Estonian nupps
Skill level: intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter

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  • I would like to use the beads in place of nupps in the Buds in the Breeze shawl. I have roughly 1400 beads are there enough? I also want to use tear drop beads on the short edge points and need to know how many points there are in the finished garment. Can you help?
  • I am thinking of making the Buds in the Breeze shawl for my sister in law, whose mother was Estonian. I am wondering if I can do this without nupps and don't want to substitute beads. My SIL is not the nupp/bead type. I am a new lace knitter. I have done one feather and fan baby blanket and am practicing making a lace scarf with diamonds before I start the shawl. Do you think this is too ambitious for me?

See more Lace Scarves/Stoles, Faroese Shawls and Other Shawls in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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