“The ease of this stole is so wonderful, perfect for every beginner knitter. But, I especially love how you can play with colour to your heart’s content.” – Tabetha

Lief is one of our new shawl patterns from the Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection and we are enchanted with its easy decadence. Simple basketweave ribbing accentuates the rich tonal colours, making a project that is comfort-evoking from start to finish. With two different yarn weight options, either fingering weight using Party of Five or in bulky with five colours of Superwash Soft, knitters of every style can knit this stole for perfect year-round wear.

The pattern is written to accommodate slight yardage variations in yarn. As you run out of yarn in one colour, simply join the next colour with your favourite method (such as wet splicing or knitting in ends as you go) and continue working as established.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bulky Option: 25 ¼” / 64 cm wide and 42″ / 106.5 cm long
Fingering Option: 15″ / 38 cm wide and 45 ¾” / 116 cm long

YARN
Bulky Option: 5 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Soft, one each in Black Plum (Colour 1), Shiraz (Colour 2), Molasses (Colour 3), Sticky Toffee (Colour 4), and Auburn (Colour 5) (109 yd / 100 m total per 3.5 ox / 100 g; 80% Merino, 20% Nylon).
Fingering Option: 1 set SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five in Rustle (525 yd / 480 m total; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Bulky Option: Size 11 US / 8 mm needles
Fingering Option: Size 7 US / 4.5 mm needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn needle

GAUGE
Bulky Option: 10 sts and 20 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Lief Rib, blocked.
Fingering Option: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Lief Rib, blocked.
While gauge is not critical, changes in gauge will affect yardage and size.

You can find Lief, either as an individual pattern or as part of our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 eBook, on our website HERE and on Ravelry. Tabetha might be updating her website soon, so give her a visit, and, of course, share your finished projects on social media with the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #fallwithsweetgeorgia!

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