I'm humming the old Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' while typing this, because the song is actually the reason for my latest pattern's name: Lucy's Stole.
The stole is knit in traditonal Sheltand lace patterns and it got its name because of the diamond shaped stitch motifs worked all-over the main piece of the stole.
The main body of the piece is knit from one short side to the other. The edging is worked sideways and is knit onto the live stitches and stitches picked up from the small garter border around the body.
As it is tradition in Shetland lace knitting, the overall “background” stitch is garter stitch which leads to a fabric that looks almost the same on the right and wrong sides. The stole has a generous size with a length of approximately 182 cm (72") and a width of 62 cm (24.25"). Knit in a lace weight yarn, it does take a wile to complete - but in my opinion it is so worth it and I'm sure this stole gets a lot of admiration. It truly is a heirloom piece!
Lucy's Stole is included in the latest Knit Picks collection called Sojourn. The pattern is available for individual download or a part of the collection from the Knit Picks website, here.