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Lacy Kid Merino - Waikiki Stole / Afghan

The Crest of Wave pattern forms
a natural scallop on the edge.

Below shows the back

Below is a close-up of back shoulder

A Free Knit Afghan or Stole Pattern - Easy to Knit   WR 039

Designed by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

The printed colors of Waikiki make a play of colors across the surface while the Kid Merino adds softness and an elegant drape to the lace. This is an easy lace pattern for anyone who has not knit lace before and working on size 11 needles means it works up quickly.

Finished Dimensions:
Afghan:  53 X 55"
Stole:  22 X 61" (seen in photo at right)

Crystal Palace Kid Merino : 3 - 25 gram balls, color #4685 "persimmon" and Waikiki - 6 - 50 gram balls, color #433 "oranges & cherries"
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo or CPY DAISY Needles US size 11, 40" or 55" circular needles

Gauge: 10-1/2 sts/16 rows rows = 4", 1 strand of each yarn held together, in lace pattern stitch, blocked. Be sure to do a gauge swatch.
Note:  Blocking is necessary to open up the Lace pattern

Abbreviations:  BO-bind off; CO-cast on; k-knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; p-purl; rep-repeat; ssk-slip, slip k2tog through back loop; tog-together; yo-yarn over.
Directions (written for Afghan first with Stole in parentheses).
Using 1 strand of each yarn held together throughout knitting, CO 137 (161) sts.

Begin Crest of the Wave Pattern (multiple of 12 +5) as follows:
Rows 1-4:  Knit.
Rows 5, 7, 9 and 11:  K3, *[k2 tog; 2 times]; [yo, k1; 3 times]; yo, [ssk; 2 times], k1; rep from * to last 2 sts; end k2.
Rows 6, 8, 10 and 12:  K2, purl to last 2 sts k2.

Work Rows 1-12; 18 (7) times.  Knit 4 rows.  BO all sts loosely.  Weave in all ends and block out lace pattern, taking care that the top BO edge has the same shape waves as CO edge.


For 2 sweater patterns in the
Waikiki + Kid Merino combination,

see the easy-to-knit Susan's Top Pattern HERE

see the Ruffled Edge Pullover HERE

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns.

Pattern Copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Waikiki and Kid Merino are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, 
fax: 510-237-9809 
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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012