Pattern: Mystery Stole 3 / Swan Lake
Designer: Melanie Gibbons - she says, “My interpretation of the classic ballet in a knitted stole, Swan Lake combines many lace patterns into a single, stunning stole design.” (read more about the meaning of her original, asymmetrical, design at the link above.)
Knitting Started: July 6, 2007
Knitting Finished: December 11, 2007
Blocked: December 12, 2007
Being gifted: Christmas day
Yarn: approx. 1,000 yds of JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 in “Ebony” (50% merino wool and 50% Chinese tussah silk)
Needles: 24” Knit Picks Classic Circular Knitting Needles in Size 3 with lace panel connecting halves done on size 1 straight needles.
Modifications: Instead of doing the mystery stole as it was originally designed, I followed Melanie’s directions for the symmetrical version.
Finished size: 67 inches from tip to tip and 17.5 inches wide at the center.
Pre-blocking dimensions: 54 inches from tip to tip and 12 inches wide at the center.
Comments: Love it! The stole is light, airy, and *warm* and I hope my MIL loves it. It’s the most intricate lace I’ve knit so far and as far as I know, it’s without mistakes. :)
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