Earn an advanced degree in lace with this stunning stole from Leila Raabe, a long-time contributor to Wool People and Brooklyn Tweed collections who’s given us favorites like Stasis (Spring Thaw) and Bough (Wool People 6).
Mirepoix’s geometric zigzags of three distinct motifs involve double-sided patterning, but the work becomes rhythmic and intuitive after the first repeats. The chevron mesh border is worked together with the main fabric of the stole and wraps the corners to become a knitted-on edging at the short ends. Two short grafts make for an all-but-invisible finish.
Choose a light color to best show off the delicate stitchery in Mirepoix. We used Barn Owl for the sample; a bright hue like Hayloft would create a bold accent piece to wear with greys and other neutrals.
- Approximately 870 yards fingering weight wool yarn
- 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Barn Owl
Please note: the stitch patterns in this stole are charted only.
- 20 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, relaxed after blocking
- 46 stitches & 48 rows from Chart B measures approximately 9″ wide x 6½” long, after blocking
- 22 stitches & 12 rows from Chart A or C measures 4″ wide at widest point (Row 12) x 1⅝” long, after blocking
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
- 17″ wide; 73″ long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Provisional Cast On (crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)