11th Mar 2011

Pattern: Rathtrevor

Rathtrevor Rathtrevor

Growing up on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island in the days before superferries and hourly sailings meant most trips over the summer holidays were taken “up Island”. One of the best destinations for us kids was Parksville and, in particular, Rathtrevor Beach. When the tide went out, the sun would bake the sand which in turn would warm the water as it came back in. For a kid used to swimming in the cold waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Rathtrevor Beach seemed almost tropical to me.

When I first saw the traditional Estonian stitch used in the body of this stole, I was reminded so strongly of the wave ripples left in the hard sand by the outgoing tide at Rathtrevor Beach. Neither stitch used in this pattern is particularly difficult and both are easily remembered however they do both require attention.

Rathtrevor: Stitch Detail

Finished Size

Length: approx. 80 inches
Width: approx. 24 inches


  • KnitPicks Shadow [100% Merino Wool; 440yd per 50g skein]; color: Juniper; 3 skeins
  • 1 40-inch US #3/3.25mm circular needle
  • 1 set US#3/3.25mm straight needles
  • Stitch markers, waste yarn, yarn needle


20 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in center panel lace


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