Short Description: The thistle is the Flower of Scotland; hardy, undemanding and prickly. This seems an apt symbol of old-time Scottish peasants, who survived for eons farming and foraging on this often inhospitable northern land. Thistle is a simple and classy scarf which can be easily adjusted to make a wider stole or a throw blanket, and may be knit in any weight of yarn.
Gauge: 24 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch
Finished Measurements: In 4-ply yarn at suggested gauge, the stole will measure about 12" wide by 80" long, depending on how aggressively you block the lace. To adjust width, add or subtract a multiple of 10 sts.
Materials Used: 600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn (sample in Juno Fibre Arts Belle in 'golden')
Needle Size: US # 5 / 3.75 mm; (or as req'd to meet gauge)
Pattern Includes: lace pattern is shown both in charts and written out, for your preference
Skill Level: easy intermediate (suitable first lace project)
Other Details: This pattern is available as an individual print pattern, or as part of our book Handmade in the UK.