Birnam Wood by Ann Hanson
A rectangle stole in two sizes (petite/tall) and two yarn weights, featuring a tiny repeating diamond pattern which shifts direction over several pattern arrangements to evoke the confusing brambles and mysterious surprises of Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood. Stole is worked in two pieces from the bottom hem, then grafted at center back.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Sport weight: 18.5(23) inches wide x 72(84) inches long (stretched and blocked)
Laceweight: 19.5(23.5) inches wide x 72(84) inches long (stretched and blocked)
Sport weight: 630(900) yards
Laceweight: 1100(1400) yards
Sport weight: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle (unblocked)
Laceweight: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle (unblocked)
Laceweight: size 4US (3.5 mm)* and size 3US (3.25 mm) or one size smaller than body needle
Sport weight: size 6US (4.0 mm)* and size 5US (3.75 mm) or one size smaller than body needle
*or size to obtain correct gauge