Orenburg-style Lengthwise Stole

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This gracefully modern interpretation of the traditional lace stole plays with clever, knitterly construction. Dawn Catanzaro gives her piece an unexpected 90-degree twist to make an impact with long lines of garter stitch. The center of the stole is knit up from a long foundational strip of lace, the lace of the short edges is accomplished together with the body, and the second long lace edge is worked as the garter stitches are bound off. Knit in Loft at an airy gauge, the fabric is light and warm as down.

Please note: the stitch patterns in this stole are charted only.


  • 1190 yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 17 stitches & 29 rows (14½ garter ridges) = 4″ in garter stitch, after moderate blocking

Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing

  • One 40″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Finished dimensions
  • 22″ wide; 80″ long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after moderate blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Provisional Cast On: Waste Yarn Method
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Wet-Blocking
Dawn Catanzaro
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Dawn Catanzaro