Claro Stole

As I think I’ve mentioned, while I was working up the pattern for Asola, I was also working on another stole that had the same construction. Because of the similarities and my desire to have the pattern ready for the Indie Knit & Spin tomorrow, this is the first time I’m releasing two patterns in the same month!

Here is the Claro Stole!





This stole pattern explores the construction of the oval shape combined with gradually increasing lace to create a unique look. The picture that the lace creates in this construction was inspired by looking up and seeing the sky peek through the trees on a forest hike.

The fingering weight wool yarn used in the sample is hand dyed and subtly variegated. Almost any wool or wool-blend fingering weight yarn would work well in this project, which can be worn as a stole or a scarf.

Required Skills:
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 in the round using either two circular needles (recommended) or magic loop. The project is worked in the round from the center out using typical lace knitting stitches and twisted stitches. The lace pattern is presented in charted form only and is not recommended as a beginner lace pattern. The lace changes almost constantly as the knitter works outward on the piece.

Note: Pattern includes a tutorial to show how to work the first round of knitting into the crochet chain that starts the piece.


Finished Measurements:
13 in. (33 cm) x 61 in. (155 cm)

20 sts and 38 rows = 4” square (10 cm) after aggressive blocking in stockinette stitch

Needles and Hooks:
U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles or size needed to produce noted gauge.
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook or size slightly larger than needles used.


Cosymakes, Snapdragon Light Fingering
100% Wool, 700 yds/4 oz
“Electric Green”, 1 skein
Approximately 650 yards used in sample

Good Substitutions – Any light fingering weight yarn in wool or a wool-blend. A sock yarn with 25” nylon content may not drape or block open as much as 100% wool, so consider going up a needle size or two in this case. A handspun yarn in light fingering weight should work well, too.

Tech Editing by cmuralidhara.

Due to the nature of electronic pattern sales, once you have downloaded a pdf file of the pattern, there will be no refunds issued.



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2 Responses to Claro Stole

  1. kreweel says:

    OH NO, I love it, but I don’t do charts, darn! Well it is beautiful and I am making my third Asola, hope to get some pictures up on Ravely.

    • Oh, sorry to hear that you don’t do charts. I may someday write it out in words, but it would be a monster to write out and to check. It is not simple lace.

      I think the next stole with this construction will be lace, but will be straightforward enough to write out in words, too. I don’t know when yet, but I’ll post it here when it’s available.

      Can’t wait to see the Asola pictures!

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