The larger version of the Generations Stole is off the blocking wires! We took advantage of the soft light outside this morning and got a few photos before the expected three days of rain begin.
Late last week I pulled out another stole to measure for length. Because I’m only five foot tall I don’t want a really long stole and decided that eleven repeats would be about right and keep the finished garment from swallowing me. Each repeat blocks to approximately five inches in the Oak Barn Merino. Add a few inches for the little crochet picot edging and I was expecting a 60 inch stole.
Which brings to question – what is the appropriate length for a rectangle stole? Should it the same as your wingspan (finger tip to finger tip) which roughly equals your height? Do you want it to fall at your hips when it’s loosely draped around your shoulders? Or should it fall at your waist? The right length must be decided by each individual based on height, and girth as well. Any thing that falls at my hip or longer emphasizes my height (or lack thereof). A tall woman, however, can pull off a long draping stole and be utterly elegant. But for me – I’m pretty happy with the length on this one!
And to show you that I’m not the only person who’s styling lately – Chris (in a Utilikilt) and Tess – in the North Pasture.