In this stole, beauty meets practicality. The color of the yarn takes center stage, yet behind the scenes, the mohair is kept light by the use of openwork and the pattern is kept simple with only two rows to memorize. Scalloped edges adorn all sides of the stole, eliminating any need for edge work.

If you are the type of knitter that falls asleep when knitting stocking stitch but reach for the lifelines when knitting intricate lace patterns, worry not. This pattern, inspired by Barbara Walker’s Herringbone Lace from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, will force you to do neither. Some attention to detail is required to ensure the yarnovers and decreases land in the correct spots. Yet, it is not intricate. If you can count to two, you can master this pattern, making this a great beginner lace project.

Finished Measurements:
Length blocked: 70 inches/1.8 meters
Width blocked: 20 inches/ 50.8 cm

Brushed Mohair by Ellen’s Half Pint Farm
78% mohair, 13% wool and 9% nylon
1 pound at approximately 980 yards
1 skein in color Eclipse

Materials needed:
Needles in size 4 or size to obtain gauge
Row counter, optional

Recommended Knitting Skill level:

Techniques Used:
Bind Off
Cast On

As with all my patterns, you will receive a pdf document providing step-by-step instructions on how to make the stole. For those who are visually oriented (as I am!), I also provide a knitting chart explaining how to knit the repeating pattern.

Purchase Notes
As mentioned above, this pattern is a pdf file. Once payment is complete, you will be able to download the pattern. All payments are processed by Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you may still pay with this method by using your credit card. No account set up is necessary. If you use a Paypal account that does not have any funds in it nor is associated with a credit card, Paypal will process your payment with an e-check. Typically, a delay of three days is noticed when using an e-check. Once the check clears, you may download the pattern. Please note that you can avoid the delay by using a credit card.

If you have any problems with your purchase or any questions about knitting this pattern, please contact me at

Price: $4.00 USD

The Marjorie Mohair Stole is a Knitted Gems design. Copyright 2008.


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