Ossidiana scarf / stole


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Deep blue seas and dark starry nights. Black lava rock and obsidian. Ochre and lush greens. Clear waters and a coast full of coves and breathtaking views. This is Pantelleria, an island in the Strait of Sicily, also known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean for its lava rocks.

The Ossidiana scarf / stole is named after obsidian rock, a naturally occurring volcanic glass that can be found on the island. The scarf / stole features a wavy lace pattern that echoes the meandering coastal rocks. Worked in at least two colors for maximum effect, the Ossidiana scarf is a perfect stashbuster. And if you are after indulging in a pure squishy luxury, work Ossidiana as a stole version and wrap yourself in style!

The Niká shawl and the Ossidiana scarf / stole are designed to complement each other. Most probably, you won’t wear them together 😉 but you can knit the shawl and use the remaining yarn to knit a small scarf. If you’d rather knit a long scarf or a stole, that’s totally fine too! Check the yarn estimations on the pattern pages. Both patterns are customizable to let you knit them the size you want.

Colori Naturali Ipazia (previously known as Merino Silk) (Lace, 80% Merino, 20% Silk, 800 meters / 875 yards per 100 grams); MC: [1,2] skein(s), CC: 1 skein.
Sample (small size) uses 43 grams in color L’Ora Del Tè (light blue, MC) and 15 grams in color Lava Di Pantelleria (dark blueish gray, CC).

Note: Estimated yarn usage if you wish to make:
The Niká shawl and the Ossidiana scarf: 1 skein of MC and 1 skein of CC;
The Niká shawl and the Ossidiana stole (or long scarf): 2 skeins of MC and 2 skeins of CC.

3.5 mm (US size 4) 120 cm / 47 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

19 stitches and 30.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked with yarn held double.
16.5 stitches and 22 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Deep Blue Seas, blocked with yarn held double.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Stitch markers (optional): [3,7]. Waste yarn (or spare circular needle cable). Shorter cable (60 cm / 24 inches) for the working needle. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Small (scarf), large (stole); easily customizable.

Final measurements
Small size (scarf): Width (w): 17 cm / 6.75 inches, length (l): 175 cm / 69 inches.
Large size (stole): Width (w): 43.5 cm / 17 inches, length (l): 175 cm / 69 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, single increases and decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Easy patterning on all rows. Lace patterning on odd rows only. Dealing with changing stitch counts. Judy’s Magic CO. Working with yarn held double. Working stripes. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat from the center of the scarf / stole, starting with a provisional CO, and with yarn held double.Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
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