Zenon Stole Pattern
This listing is for both a printed and digital copy of the pattern. The digital pattern will be sent through Ravelry within 24 hrs of purchase so that you can easily add it to your library. The printed copy will be sent in a sheet protector & will arrive within a few days of purchase.
A stole for the 21st Century, Zenon is a cleverly constructed scarf that uses bias knitting to create triangles that build off of each other while alternating between colors and textures. These triangles bend and join to create a sharp geometric design while only requiring the knitter to use 1 color at a time. Since a modern stole needs to be able to move with the times, there are never more than 36 sts on the needles so an easily transportable 16” circular needle is all that is needed for the entire scarf. The simple stitch patterns are easy to memorize and perfectly showcase the combination of highly variegated and semi-tonal yarns so enjoy knitting this while watching a movie, saving your world or attending a Proto Zoa concert with your friends.
(Bonus points if you’re catching all the references here.) ^_-
Digital only pattern is available through my Ravelry shop.
The pattern was originally written for the January 2017 Club Yumi shipment which uses 2 skeins of T & H Fiber Works Bling Sock in the colorways Mantis Shrimp and London Fog, but it includes percentages so that you can adjust the length based on your yarn of choice. Finished size as written is 74" x 8.5" (One Size).
A Note on Gauge
A Note on Gauge
Garter-stitch is super stretchy and grows like crazy once blocked so I recommend not blocking your swatch when you measure your gauge for this project as it will be drastically different from your un-blocked gauge. If you are curious though, my blocked gauge was 21sts X 21rows / 4” in Garter Stitch. If you like to live dangerously and not use a gauge swatch for scarves, just follow the percentages given and you’ll have plenty of yarn to finish your stole.
- A minimum of 850 yds of fingering weight yarn (approx 425 in each of 2 colors)
- US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needles (straights will not work, but 8” or longer DPNs will)
- A Locking Stitch Marker or a Safety Pin
- Tapestry Needle
Because of the percentage system that’s written into the pattern, you can really use any yarn but I strongly recommend using at least 2 skeins of fingering weight (at least around 850 yds) because your stole will be far too short if you use any less. If you want a Super Scarf, just use another 2 skeins of yarn or bump it up to a DK weight yarn with a US 7 or 8 needle. (I don’t have a gauge or finished sizing info for this, but it would be pretty epic and I’d love to see it done!)