This stole pattern explores the construction of the oval shape with straight edges and half circles on each end. Color and texture changes occur at the same time as the increase rounds. There are also two short row sections on one side to show off the variegated yarn and to add depth to the oval.
The two fingering weight yarns used in the sample have the same fiber content, but are spun differently. Almost any wool or wool-blend fingering weight yarn would work well in this stole pattern, so don’t be afraid to combine two different yarns to get the color contrast that you desire.
This project begins with a crochet chain and the first round of stitches worked into the chain. Knitter will need to be able to work into the round from the center out using knit, purl, yarn over, make 1 increase and centered double decrease (explained in pattern). The border uses a daisy stitch created with K3togs and a unique bind-off. Short row sections are optional.