92. Crochet stole
The pattern for this appears in Vogue Knitting No 47 in 1955, described as a ‘stole’, it also appears in Vogue Knit No 128, a compilation of Vogue patterns. The design is called ‘Italian original model number 4’. The description says; “Tile motif in bright hues brings crochet up-to-date for a heavenly stole-of-many-colours”.
The pattern specifies 3 ply wool, 8 ounces (1 ounce = 28gms) of background colour and 9 ounces of ‘various colours for the medallions’: 7 ounces of lace weight wool are needed for the fringe.
The stole is rectangular and made up of 250 individual crocheted multi-coloured granny squares with white edging and a long 23cms/9ins plaited fringe with 81 tassels at each end. It measures 147cms/58ins lengthways, excluding the fringe. The background is worked after all the central medallions have been made and the squares are crocheted together at the same time.