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Charted Designs for Traditional Knitting

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Charted Designs For Traditional
Knitting
Kilsalagh Stole
One Size
Skills Required –intermediate
Basic stitches -knit, purl, yarn over
increases, paired decreases (SSK and
K2tog), and central double decreases
Chart-reading would be an advantage.

Yarn
Minimum 125gm 4ply density handspun
or commercial millspun equivalent.

Needles

Kilsalagh Stole
Description

2 pairs 3.5 mm straight needles (one for
gauge and one for project).

Miscellaneous

A stole is generally wider than a scarf and more delicate.
This project was a perfect reason to use a small quantity of
handspun Gotland. The lace pattern repeat which has knit
and purl stitches at its centre is stacked in vertical lines
between narrow panels of garter stitch. The stole is
reversible and hangs well because it is a balanced fabric.
The start and end forms a wave under the lace pattern. Two
rows of purl give a practical firm edge at bottom and top
edges. This project is worked on straight needles.

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Gauge
16 stitches and 14 rows in garter stitch
makes a 10 cm square after blocking.

Measurements
Length 1.6m
Width 33cm.

Weight
125 gm

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Construction

Stitch markers, row counter,wool
sewing needle.

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This stole evokes Irish stones, water, rain,
stone walls and sky. Kilsalagh is on the coastal
road between Westport and Louisburgh and sits
at the foot of Croagh Patrick. It is where we
lived in the summers in my childhood.

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Instructions
Having completed a gauge test, cast on 67 stitches using your preferred method. Work
two rows in garter stitch. Organise your stitch markers to accommodate the three lace
panels and the four panels of garter stitch as outlined in the diagram below.
Schematic Drawing of Kilsalagh Stole.

Width
33cm
Length
1.6m

Knit
direction

4 Vertical lines of
garter stitch
(4 stitches).

3 Vertical lines
of repeated
lace pattern
(17 stitches).

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Chart For Lace Pattern for Kilsalagh Lace Stole.

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Figure 1 Construction lines of Kilsalagh Stole are clearly seen. Undyed hand-spun yarns
work well with the ripple effect of the pattern.

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Directions
Following the chart and working 4 garter stitches between lace panels and at the
edges, work stole back and forth until yarn is all used up.
Important Note on Lace Chart
Two and a half repeats of the lace pattern are detailed. Each pattern motif is 17
stitches wide and 8 rows high. Note the chart details both odd and even rows. The
pattern lends nicely to being worked from the back as it is almost symmetrical. The
lace pattern is Fish Scale Lace.
Work two rows of purl to complete the stole, working loosely. Bind-off. Do not weave
in ends yet.

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Written Instructions for Lace Chart

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Finishing and Blocking
Work two rows of purl to complete the stole, working loosely. Bind-off loosely. Do not
weave in ends yet.
Hand- wash gently in a plant-based fibre wash. Rinse and squeeze out excess water. Dry
flat in a warm spot on a thickly-folded towel. Block firmly using T-pins. Pull the vertical
garter stitch lines straight. Pull out the middle and sides. Keep pulling and re-pinning
until pattern opens up and 1.6m length and 33cm width is achieved. When shape has
been established, leave to dry, un-pin and weave in ends.

Figure 2 The Kilsalagh Stole.

Copyright
This pattern is not available to be copied.
The intellectual property contained and detailed in this pattern solely
belongs to Tin Shed Yarns of Helensville, Auckland.

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If you want to use this pattern for teaching, you are obliged to contact me
and ask…..again a quick e-mail will suffice; Again, I would be honoured.

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If you want to use this pattern for charity knitting, you are obliged to
contact me and ask….a quick e-mail will suffice. I would be honoured.

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I am grateful to Pat McCormack for Technical Reviewing.
Contact Details
Fiona MacBride, Helensville, South Kaipara, Auckland.
tinshedyarns@gmail.com

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