This rectangular stole is knit from one end to the other, seamlessly. The main color begins the shawl with a lattice-work/diamond motif border and then features a center panel of easy slip-stitch colorwork in two colors, framed by the same lace diamond motif, and finishes with a matching border of the same lace. I took inspiration from Moroccan architecture of the lattice work surrounding walled gardens, and a play on the design of Persian flying carpets.
The stole is knit from two colors of fingering-weight yarn. You will need approximately 800 yards for the main color (purple) and 300 yards for the contrast color (gold). The size of the stole may be adjusted, but you will need more or less yarn, depending on the adjustments you make.
I highly recommend doing a large swatch using the center chart, working at the lace borders at the edges, and the center section in the slipped-stitch pattern to double-check that you are working this section loosely enough. It will be very s