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Colorful layers of rock seem to dance in the evening glow. Orange, salmon, pink, and as the night falls, darker purple tones, burgundy and aubergine. Who knew that beds of rock could be so beautifully breathtaking? And so beautifully colorful? The fascinating display of strata in various colors and thicknesses, combined with an undulating terrain exert an irresistible appeal... An urge to wander and explore. The thin layers of eroded beds of rock, or laminae, are the vibrant witnesses of times long gone.

The Laminae scarf / stole is inspired by such geological marvels. Laminae grows from the center out in layers of colors. A lacy stitch pattern makes the long edges undulate as the colors shift from light to dark. At the tips, the layers radiate in starry points. Pick your favorite gradient and let the rhythm of Laminae transport you across meandering rocks!

The Laminae scarf / stole is worked with yarn held double. The pattern gives instructions to work either a scarf or stole.

Yarns
Bart & Francis Mohair & Silk (Lace; 70% kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 500 meters / 547 yards per 50 grams); MC: 1 skein, CC1: 1 skein, CC2: 1 skein, CC3: [1,2] skein(s) (one might not need the 2nd skein of CC3 for the large size).
Sample (large size) uses 135 grams total: 24 grams in color Light Pink (MC), 28 grams in color Medium Pink (CC1), 31 grams in color Purple (CC2), 52 grams in color Dark purple (CC3).
Small size uses 68 grams total.
Please note that the skeins used are 50-gram skeins (not 25-gram skeins).

Needles
3.75 mm (US size 5) 150 cm / 60 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
18 stitches and 27.5 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked with yarn held double.
20.5 stitches and 20 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked with yarn held double.
16.5 stitches and 24 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – The Wave, blocked with yarn held double.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 29 in color B (repeat markers), 4 removable markers (or waste yarn) in color C (increase markers), 1 removable marker in color D. Tapestry needle. Blocking pins.

Sizes
Small (scarf), large (stole); easily customizable.

Final measurements
Small size (scarf): Width (w): 29 cm / 11.5 inches, length (l): 192 cm / 75.5 inches.
Large size (stole): Width (w): 45 cm / 17.75 inches, length (l): 221 cm / 87 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, single and multiple increases, single purled decreases. Easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on odd rounds only. Dealing with changing stitch counts. Working with yarn held double. Working in the round on a small circumference. Provisional CO. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round starting with a provisional CO, and with a needle size larger than the yarn would call for.
Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

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