The repeating diamond motif in this stole is like the simple leaded glass windows popular in Tudor England. The trend away from intricate stained glass was a turn toward simplicity common to the Protestant Reformation.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 24 inches (61 cm) wide, and 123 inches (312 cm) long.
Yarn Requirements: 1300 yards of heavy laceweight yarn. Shown in hanspun 3-ply from Spunky Eclectic Panda roving in ‘Blue Moon’
Needle Size: 4 mm (US 6) circular or straight needle for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1 k2tog psso, Centered Double Decrease, m1.
Other Details: This shawl is worked from one short edge the full length of the piece. It would be quite easy to modify the number of repeats to widen it further, or to narrow it into a scarf.
This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.