Sonoma stole

Sonoma is my answer ... "yes!" ... to all of those requests for a pueblo stole pattern that doesn't require buying a kit.

With your stash and creativity you can create your own striped colorway, using this crescent-shaped stole with its wide bias ribs and knit-in fringe as your canvas ...

... as my friend elle did here (above) with the leftover yarn (eleven colors) from her Milano pullover - fabulous!

Use a couple of colors or a lot of them (my sample used seventeen).
Make your stripes narrow or wide or mix them up.

Construction: Work stole in two sections and graft. Change colors or cut yarn every two rows, using loose ends to make up the fringe.

Finished size: 88" long by 14.5" wide including fringe.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply yarns (246 yd / 225 m per 50-gm skein, or any light sport or plump fingering weight yarn that works nicely to gauge. Work stripes in any number of colors: 850 yds total.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles, tapestry needle, a row marker may be helpful.

Gauge: 25 stitches and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch. Measure gauge on large washed swatch; adjust needle size if necessary.

Skills used: Increases and decreases, wide rib, Kitchener stitch.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, a few tips and suggestions for choosing colors and stripes, and supplementary charts to help keep track of initial increases, decreases and ribs.

Knit Sonoma