Modern Barbie steps out into the night; a starlet in her vintage style Angora “fur” stole. In sweet coconut-ice colours of pink and white, the stole is finished with a lining of pure silk and cascades of pearls.
Designed by Dianthe Bells of The Old Yarn
Small balls Angora rabbit in white and pale pink (5ply thickness)
Pair short knitting needles US 0/UK 14/Metric 2.00mm
White pure silk for lining
Matching pure silk thread
Glass pearls and pink glass diamonds (optional)
Finished size 17.5cm x 4cm
With white Angora cast on 62 sts and work ten-row pattern:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Purl
Row 10: Purl
Cut white, join in pink and work another ten rows. Repeat white and pink section once more; do not cut pink (40 rows completed). Knit one row. Cast off firmly purlwise. Do not stretch stole but let curl naturally, as it will. Weave ends.
The cast off edge will curve around the neck. The cast on edge, which is slightly looser, will be the lower edge. For lining, draw outline of stole onto pattern tracing fabric (sheer type). Add seam allowance of 5mm. Turn under allowance to wrong side of silk and tack (baste). Press lightly under cloth. Slip stitch lining to stole, omitting the two short ends for now.
On each of these ends work edging: With white angora pick up and knit 36 stitches across these ends thus:
1 edge st, 4 sts on each rounded section (pink or white) only, 1 edge st.
Knit one row of K1, P1 rib.
Next row: K1, K2tog to end, K1.
Next row: K1, K2tog to end.
Cast off. Finish ends and slip stitch ends of lining down. Attach pearl beads across front draping in long strings (four of varying width). Pink diamonds may be dotted over the stole as an added highlight.