Sep 262011

Hoopla | The Knitting Vortex

Luxury yarn and beads paired together make Hoopla an elegant long stole with a fancy hoopskirt border, while short row shaping creates a face framing beaded shawl collar. Unusual edging stitches keep the knitting interesting, and soothing garter stitch ensures rapid progress; together the result is stunningly simple.

Techniques & Skills Used: beaded CO, knit/purl, lace, beading (prestrung and crochet hook methods, with link to video tutorial), short rows; this pattern
includes both a chart and written instructions for the border.

Size: 12” deep and 60” long, after blocking.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards/329m); 1 skein, shown in Composition Book Grey.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 40” circular needle; Stitch Markers (11); Yarn needle; 389 size 6/0 seed beads; beading needle for stringing beads; Size 1.25mm crochet hook for placing beads.

Gauge: 16 st and 44 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; one scallop is approximately 5” long. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished stole, and different yardage requirements.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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