Voyager Stole and Mitts


The young women emigrants of more than a century ago stepped on a ship and began their voyage to a new home in Canada. They brought with them their skills as knitters and spinners and the willingness to use those skills to clothe their families. Despite the need for utility items of clothing, they incorporated creativity, skill and beauty into the garments needed for warmth in the cold Canadian winters.  The Voyager Lace Stole was designed by two modern wilderness knitters with thoughts of those women of the Canadian wilderness long ago.

This lovely set is worked in an all over heart-shaped lace motif which gives the stole a balanced and wavy edge. The mitts are trimmed with baby cable ribbed cuffs and both the stole and mitts are available in sizes S, M and L (sample shown size medium).

*One bag of elann Joie de Vivre 4 Ply or Wool Mate Fingering is enough to make the set in ANY size (see links below)!

  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Finished Sizes: S/ M/ L Shawl: 38 cm (15″) x 152 cm (60″)/ 43 cm (18″) x 152 cm (60″)/ 52 cm (21″) x 152 cm (60″) Mitts: 15 cm (6″)/ 18 cm (7″)/ 20 cm (8″) in circumference
  • Materials: Shawl: 800/ 900/ 1100 m (872/ 981/ 1199 yards) of fingering weight yarn (27-29 sts to 10 cm/ 4″). Mitts: 200 m (218 yards) of fingering weight yarn (27-29 sts to 10 cm/ 4″).