Vintage Stole pattern
Yarn: Brunswick Pompadour (this is a sport weight that came in 2 oz skeins at the rate of 260 yards per skein, according to www.vintageknits.com) - 6 skeins
1 pair size 9 needles
Steel crochet hook size 4 (although a 1 or 0 is probably just lying around the house, and would do just as well)
Gauge: 5 sts = 1 ince; 8 rows = 1"
Pattern: (multiple of 9 plus 5)
Row 1: K 5, * k2tog, yo, k2tog, k5*, repeat from * to *
Row 2: K2, p1, * K3, yo, K4, p1*, repeat from * to *
Cast on 104 stitches. Knit one row. Work in pattern to desired length, generally between 68 and 74 inches for a stole. After completing row 1 of pattern, knit one row, then bind off.
Finishing: Sc 1 row around all edges of stole, begin sure to work 3 sc at corners to avoid curling; fasten off. Fringe both ends of stole as desired. (The prayer shawl site has some great directions on making fringe - be sure to allow about 1/2 skein of yarn for fringe, or cut your fringe before starting your last skein of yarn, so that you have enough). This vintage stole used a dense fringe of twenty strands of yarn, each 10 inches long, and more widely spaced to create a tassel-like effect.