However, on leaving the dance hall or theatre, the 1920's lady would protect herself from the chills of a summer evening by wrapping herself in a stole. On a balmy night, a silky fringed stole would be draped becomingly over her arms. However, on a cooler evening, a warm wrap would be placed around her shoulders and fastened with an elaborate pin.
Those were elegant days for the fashionable set and even today designers will revisit the pages of 1920's fashion magazines for inspiration for their next collection. The wraps that became popular at that time are a case in point.
Today I will be looking at a lovely modern stitch pattern from this chapter, Square Lattice, and a warm wrap, the Scottswood Stole.
On the reverse side, it is the blocks of Seed Stitch that form the principle pattern giving a modern cubist design. The fabric is thin and flexible with a lovely drape. It could be used for a wide variety of knitted items, such as a summer cardigan, a baby's pram cover or a light‐weight shawl.
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