Detached cables create a self closure that makes this cozy stole as practical as it is elegant

Simple short rows shape the shoulders for a nice fit around the neckline.

And it's also yummy as a scarf.

Construction: Stole is worked in one piece from end to end. Simple short rows shape the shoulders for a nice fit. The slotted cabled closures are picked up and knitted then stitched or grafted to secure.

Finished Size: 16" wide by 71" long at the neckline edge and 80" long at the lower edge. The shape is a rectangle that has two bends or arcs flanking the center.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); 246 yd / 225 m per 1-3/4 oz / 50 g skein: 7 skeins. Shown in Angelic smoke.

Substitute 1750 yards of any sport weight wool or wool blend yarn that works well to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm straight or circular needles, cable needle or double- pointed needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn.

Gauge: 25 stitches and 33 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Skills used: Cables, short rows (explained), reading charts.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch pattern in charted format, glossary.

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