Each year, hundreds of new designs are worked up to support our wide variety of yarns. Some of these die out when a yarn is discontinued or the design itself is not fashionable any longer, or for a number of other reasons. But others live on because they are beautiful and timeless.
The Jocelyn stole in Flax is just one of those pieces. Flax is such a great choice for a warm weather wrap. Linen breathes and doesn’t feel hot against the skin, and it softens beautifully with wear and wash. Originally released in 2007, this rectangular stole features 4 different lace patterns. The original version of this pattern included written text for the stitch patterns only, and did not contain charts. We also felt it was tough to tell from the single photo in the pattern what the lace stitches actually looked like.
Yonca, our sales director adores this piece. We often find her wrapped up in it here in our too-cool office during summers. She made a sales call to The Speckled Sheep in Pennsylvania last month, where owner Laurel fell in love with the Jocelyn stole as well. Laurel began making a store sample when she ran into some trouble with the pattern. After communicating with Laurel, we discovered that there were no outright errors in the pattern, but the way the text instructions were written was a little confusing.
In this updated version of Jocelyn, you will find three things that are different: 1) The text for each stitch pattern has been clarified and adapted to our current standard method of writing out repeating pattern stitches. 2) Each stitch pattern has been charted. 3) There is a photo in the pattern that clearly shows each stitch pattern, and is marked with the name of each stitch pattern.
We hope you love Jocelyn as much as we do. You can find the updated version of this pattern available for download now on our website.