I Stole it!

Flying off with the cape frenzy, take a look at the most recent OTN (on the needle) project by “theblackstitch”. “theblackstitch” just loves the truly classic vintage looks of the early 1900’s. And most favorite, would be the animal stole. (No, not the kind with the animal head hanging over your left shoulder.)

Quite the contrary, “theblackstitch” is super animal friendly, and no one would want PETA throwing red paint on them on their night out on the town. Therefore, let us all thank Filatura Di Crosa for their creative minds in the production of “LUPO”.

“LUPO”– probably not the most fascinating yarn name in this industry. (Just heard there are new yarns from S. Charles coming out named Rihanna, Kourtney, and Khloe. I swear.) Name aside, it is by far the most amazing faux fur yarn to hit the knitting world since… um? forever! And why you ask? It literally replicates real fur like no one’s business, and in the words of The Black Eyed Peas- “I just can’t get enough”.

So, in case you were hoping for a complicated animal stole, sorry. Even all you beginner knitters out there can make this fabulous piece. With some simple increases and decreases and maybe a full 45 minutes, you are done. This easy garter stitch wrap #killsit. (obviously with no killing involved.)

Lupo Stole by theblackstitch


Lupo Stole-

Filatura Di Crosa Lupo- 4 Balls

Gauge- 1.5 sts to 1”

Size 15 needle

 9”x 60

Cast on 1 st.

Row 1- (rs)- Inc into first st. knit to end of row

Row 2- (ws)- knit whole row

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 14 sts. On you needle

Then continue knitting straight until piece measures 50” from the beg. 

Decrease row- (rs)- k2tog knit to end of row

Next row- (ws)- knit whole row

Repeat these two rows until 1 st remains. Bind off. Weave in ends. 

P.S. Make sure you wear it with the most stunning vintage brooch. It’s just nothing without it.

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2 Responses to I Stole it!

  1. Dolly says:

    I am having a difficult time figuring out the increases for the first rows. Can you give some help?

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