Sep 262011

Utsukushii means lovely or beautiful in Japanese, and this lovely stole knit in Silky Alpaca Lace features a Japanese Feather lace pattern framing simple Stockinette panels.
The lace undulates gently from side to side, creating a feeling of lightness and movement. Knit at a large gauge, and generous enough to enfold you comfortably, Utsukushii is a warm yet weightless wrap that lends any occasion a touch of loveliness.

Size: 64” x 22”.

Techniques Used: Knit, Purl, easy lace.

Experience Level: Intermediate or Adventurous Beginner. This pattern contains both written and charted instructions.

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace.

Gauge:  18 st x 23 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more and for a link to the Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter free download.


  2 Responses to “Utsukushii”

  1. Dear Jennifer

    Re” your Utsukushii Wrap directions.

    They are very clear and wonderful . I am confused by the Est Main Section Directions:”Rep main section 11 times total, end after RS row 28 of Japanese Feather St.

    I would appreciate clarification of the directions.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!!

    • Hi Georgia;
      “Rep main section 11 times total” means to repeat the (28 row) rep 11 times total, before beginning the ending edging. The Main Section is the middle part, where there is Japanese Feather at the outer edges, and Stockinette Wave in the center.
      Hope this clarifies; you can see what it’s meant to look like in the pictures, as well.
      Happy New Year!