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free knit stole pattern

Wear this triangle stole either
tied (or use a brooch to fasten it)
in front (detail below).
Or, wear it tied on the shoulder
as in the bottom photo.


Above is the back of the stole
when it's tied in front.
Below shows the stole worn
with the tie on one shoulder.

PARTY Triangle Stole
Combined with Kid Merino to add a little fibery texture

3-50 gr. ball of  PARTY #408 (Red Orchid) nylon ribbon yarn
1-25 gr. ball of Kid Merino #4674  (lacquer red)
Size 17 - 26" circular needles DAISY or
CPY Bamboo Needles

The entire Party + Kid Merino stole is knit in garter st (all rows knit) holding both yarns together with increases at regular intervals.

Gauge: 2.5 sts/inch (although the gauge is not terribly important)

[Tip: since you will be increasing stitches only on one side of your knitting, it can be confusing to tell which side you are working in garter st. I loosely tied a bold, contrasting yarn through a stitch on the side for increasing and moved it up with my knitting.]

To knit stole: [hold both yarns tog throughout]
Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: K
Row 2: Inc 1, K, Inc 1 [5 sts]
Row 3: K
Row 4: K1, inc in next st, place marker, K1, place marker, inc in next st, K1 [7 sts]
Row 5 and all odd rows: Knit moving markers.
Row 6: Cont the inc as described for Row 4 on each side of center st on all even rows until there are 37 sts on needle = total of 18 sts on each side of single center st.

Next Even Row: Now begin to make 4 increases per row thus: Inc once in each of the 2 sts on each side of center markers, thus increasing 4 sts in the row. Continue this inc of 2 each side of center on all even rows until there are 73 sts on the needle (36 on each side of center st).

Next Even Row and all even rows: While continuing to inc 2 on each side of center st markers, also begin increasing one st each at beg and end of each even row 1 st from edge, thus increasing 6 sts in each row.

Continue with this 6 st/row inc on all even rows until there is only a small ball of yarn left - cast off loosely.

Tie the stolette at center or shoulder as shown, allowing the narrower pointed end to form a "collar" at the back.

Copyright 2004 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. and Susan Druding - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Party and Kid Merino are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email
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or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 07, 2012