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Gentle Breezes Stole

HeartStrings knitting pattern #H86

Picture early morning walks on the beach and looking out over gently breaking waves through the morning haze.

Gentle Breezes Stole

The ends of the stole are a wide lace border reminiscent of breaking waves. Beads give a glint of sunlight off the waves. The main lace stitch pattern gives the feel of breezes and the gentle swells of the ocean.

Fittingly, for the sample shown I chose a gently variegated gray/blue/green yarn in a color called Ocean Breeze. But feel free to choose yarn and bead colors to match the picture story you imagine of gentle breezes on a morning or evening walk.

Beading detail of Gentle Breezes Stole
Beading detail of Gentle Breezes Stole

The story unfolds at the Jackie E-S Blog about the inspiration for Gentle Breezes and the design process from concept to completion.

Finished Size 16" by 80" (40.64 cm by 203.2 cm) outer measurements after blocking

Yarn 1 skein Sandrasingh.com Lace (100% merino wool, single ply lace gauge, 950 yds/3.5 oz, shown in color Ocean Breeze; or 850 yards in your choice of lace weight yarn (Note: A Kit with Pattern and Sandrasingh.com Lace yarn is available at Sandrasingh.com)

Gauge 20 stitches x 24.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) over lace patterns blocked

Knitting Needles Size US 6 (4 mm) suggested

For Beading (optional) 952 size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) glass seed beads, approximately 25 g; shown in Miyuki color #536 Turquoise Ceylon; needle for stringing beads

Other Notions
Tapestry needle for grafting and finishing ends
Blocking board; rust-proof blocking wires/pins

Skill Level Intermediate or confident advanced beginner

Stitch Instructions Written and charted

Skills Needed Knit, purl, yarn over, cast on, grafting, stringing beads (optional)

Overview of Construction
Begins with 2 identical "Breaking Waves" border pieces knitted separately (if using beads, the beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting each border); one border piece continues in the main area pattern "Gentle Swells" for the body of the stole, then is grafted to other border piece

Sample cover page of HeartStrings Gentle Breezes Stole pattern

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See more Knitted Lace Scarf and Stole patterns 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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