Heat Wave

Heat Wave is a lace stole constructed using techniques from traditional Orenberg shawls. It is worked all in one piece, beginning at one of the four corners. This is a challenging and interesting project because the lace pattern is worked on both the right and wrong sides.

I chose the center pattern because it reminded me of sun spots. The border represents rays of sunlight or heat waves rising off hot pavement.

The stole is knit from one skein of Brooks Farm Primero yarn, a soft and luscious 100% kid mohair yarn. It is a perennial favorite at fiber festivals and is also available from the Brooks Farm website.

TECHNIQUES USED:

  • Provisional cast-on – The stole begins at one corner by casting on 14 stitches.
  • Short rows – The corners are worked with short rows, eliminating any inflexible edges.
  • Grafting – The remaining stitches are grafted together to close the last corner.
  • Charts – The majority of the stole is knit only from charts.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Width: 21 inches (after blocking)
Length: 68 inches (after blocking)

YARN & NEEDLES:
1 skein, Brooks Farm Primero [8oz, 500yds]; if you substitute yarn, choose approximately 500 yards of DK weight yarn.
US #8 (5mm) straight or circular needles.


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