FD-03 South Seas Stole
A number of years ago my husband and I took an unforgettable vacation to the Solomon Islands. When I got this yarn this summer, I didn’t think of the Aegean Sea that the color was named for, but of the islands and the waters of the South Pacific. I wanted to knit a stole that reminded me of that incredible trip. For stitches I chose sea foam, two shell patterns, lots of sun, and surrounded them with gently lapping waves.
Yarn: Lace weight, 1,000 yards.
Gauge: Approximately 23 stitches x 26 rows to 4 inches in the Shell Lace stitch, blocked.
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) circulars and DPNs.
Crochet hooks: US size E (3.5 mm) or larger crochet hook for the provisional cast on. US size 13 (.85 mm) crochet hook, or whatever size fits through the hole in your beads.
Beads: Size 8/0 seed beads, 13 grams, silver lined, clear.
Finished size: 24 x 72 inches (61 x 183 cm).
Notions: Waste yarn for provisional cast on. Lifelines and stitch markers are optional.
Stitch instructions: Charted.