FREE Knitting Pattern - Fifties Fit and Flare Stole

If you have just started knitting, or want a super easy knitting project, this pattern is for you!  We are giving away our very simple knitting pattern that comes from our out-of-print #241 Fifties' Fit and Flare pattern!  This stole is long and cushy, made with just a Knit 1/Purl 1 rib pattern.  It is perfect to add a layer of warmth to any outfit.  It also makes a great gift!  And, we have some yarn suggestions, listed after the pattern, to make a truly luxurious stole.  Pattern is below, but you can download and print it from here.

SIZE:  One size – 20”/51cm x 72”/183cm

YARN:  Approximately 630 yds/576m

NEEDLES:  One pair size 10 straight needles, or size to give correct gauge.

GAUGE:  4 sts = 1”/2.5 cm in K1, P1 rib st.

PATTERN USED:  K1, P1 Ribbing

INSTRUCTIONS:  Cast on 80 sts and work in rib for 72”/183cm.  Bind off in rib st.

sts = stitches
st = stitch
K1 = Knit 1
P1 = Purl 1



Echoview Mill (a local-to-us, and wonderful fiber mill) has a couple of yarns that would make beautiful stoles.  Their Ranger Merino and their Haley Yarn. Both take 4 to 5 skeins to complete the stole.

Ranger Merino

Haley Yarn

The Manos de Uruguay Serpentina yarn would be gorgeous in this stole.  There are lots of colorways to choose from at Purl Soho.  You will need 4-5 skeins of this yarn to complete the stole.

Cascade Yarn Superwash 128 would also make a pretty, affordable, and easy-care stole.  You can find many colors at Purl Soho, or your local yarn shop.  It will take 5 skeins of this yarn to complete the stole.

The Big Good Wool from Purl Soho would also work well for this stole.  Use their natural (and neutral) colors, or dye the lighter wool to make your own special yarn.  You will need 2-3 skeins of this yarn to complete the stole.