I made this shawl for myself about five years ago. It is my favorite shawl. I wear it everywhere. It was knit with superfine alpaca. The design is not really a design at all. I simply cast on 117 stitches and then followed the stitch pattern directions to Mist Drops. Mist Drops was designed by Hildegard M. Elsner and featured in Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns book on page 233.
After finishing, one is supposed to block and stretch the pattern. I never have. I love the way it bunches together. It adds much more texture, weight, and warmth.
I have located a sock design that utilizes the Mist Drop pattern: Figheadh’s Lace & Lattice sock. See the detail around the ankle cuff. This is the way it is “supposed” to look.
Since I remember the pattern to be tedious and requiring my full attention, I have not used it again. I prefer patterns to be relaxing, yet interesting.
Still, I want desperately to remake the stole. So, I have revised the stitch pattern four times over. I think I am finally happy with it. Last night, I started to knit up a small swatch. I’m using Alchemy’s Synchronicity (50% silk and 50% wool).
5 thoughts on “Mist Drop Stole revisited”
Will be anxious to see this new project! Great yarn you chose.
nice pants! You are VERY talented!!!
Nice and COMPLETE blog…are you a nurse?
My daughter and her husband have SB…spina bifida…
What a beautiful blog! Thank you so much for the comments about the hat (I’m not a fan of bud, either — my roommate was kind enough to drink all of the beer for me)
the texture of the scarf is fabulous. The blue will be gorgeous in a similar style.
Ooh. I like the origiinal yarn AND the new is SO up my ally! How gorgeous!