Made good use of the wonderful weather we had in the past few days and finally got round to take pictures of some of my older designs - like the Tubac Stole!
This one was published in Interweave Knits a while back and the theme of the issue was the Southwest of the United States. Doesn't the colours used remind you of the blue sky and the desert-like landscape of that area? In addition I added in a mosaic slip stitch pattern in a nod to the culture of the Native Americans living in that area.
The stole has an unusual contruction method: it is knit from the centre out. The knitting begins with a double sided cast on in the middle of the stole and from there it is worked in rounds with increases at four corners. The first colour change is done in a geometric slip stitch pattern; the second colour change blends the colours into each other.
The stole can be worked to any size, but the number of stitches cast on determines the sizes, since all four sides grow the same number of rows from the cast on line.
Are you game to knit your own Tubac Stole? The pattern is now availabe from my Ravelry store, here.