The thistle is the Flower of Scotland; hardy, undemanding and prickly. This seems an apt symbol of old-time Scottish peasants, who survived for eons farming and foraging on this often inhospitable northern land.
Thistle is a simple and classy scarf which can be easily adjusted to make a wider stole or a throw blanket, and may be knit in any weight of yarn.
The thistle pattern is available as an individual pattern download, or as part of Handmade in the UK.
|buy Thistle Pattern||$5|
|buy Handmade in the UK ebook||$16 (10 patterns)|
|sizing||In 4-ply yarn at suggested gauge, the stole will measure about 12" wide by 80" long, depending on how aggressively you block the lace. To adjust width, add or subtract a multiple of 10 sts.|
|materials||600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn
(sample in Juno Fibre Arts Belle in 'golden')
|gauge||24 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch|
|suggested needles||US # 5 / 3.75 mm; (or as req'd to meet gauge)|
|notes||Lace pattern is described in line-by-line written instructions, and also shown by a chart. Lace is worked on right side rows only, wrong side rows are simply purled.|
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