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2.5, 2.75, 3.0 mm

$12.60 - $13.00

All needle sizes in 40cm (16"), 60cm (24"), 80cm (32"), and 100cm (40")

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


Winter Lake Stole Kit

Gradient: Winter Lake Gradient

Winter Lake Stole by Caroline Sommerfeld
Featured in the upcoming book Vogue Knitting Lace!

This lovely pattern was originally published in the Winter 2019 issue of Vogue Knitting, and is soon to be included in a collection of lace patterns, Vogue Knitting Lace, coming in mid November 2021!

Shown here in Antique, Grannies In Lace, Bien!, and Paperweight - all beautiful colours from our main colour line*.  The slip-stitch lace pattern of this simple but elegant shawl echo the gentle movement of water in their undulations.  Colours shift from the silver grey of the water in winter to the pink of the sunrise on the horizon.  Four patterns – undulating-waves lace, slip-stitch rib, Bargello slip-stitch fade, and slip-stitch fade band – play out over the Nettle Soft DK hand-painted canvas. 

Please choose from the following gradient options all on our Nettle Soft DK yarn base:

Winter Lake Gradient: Containing the colourways Antique, Grannies In Lace, Bien!, and Paperweight 
Orchids GradientContaining the colourways Tiny Orchid, Shy Orchid, Spotted Orchid, and Wild Orchid.
Painters Gradient: Containing the colourways Matisse - A Glimpse of Notre Dame, Cezanne - Still Life, Turner - Venice From the Porch, and Morisot - Woman at the Mirror. 
Stash Enabler GradientContaining the colourways Stash Me Some More!, Take Me To Your Stash, Stash Me, I Wanna Be In Your Stash.

Please note that this kit only includes the yarn.  The pattern is only available in the Vogue Knitting winter issue, available in stores and online now.

Nettle Soft - DK
68% Superwash Merino / 32% Nettle
240 meters / 263 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein
gauge: 21 - 24 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5 mm

*There was a small printing error in this issue of Vogue Knitting incorrectly saying that the colourways used were limited edition.  We assure you they are not limited edition colourways, even though some colours were developed with this design in mind.  No need to worry about these amazing colourways going away, we promise you they are sticking around!


While we make every effort to represent colour accurately, they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.

Dyed-to-Order:  Please note that with dyed-to-order yarns you will need to allow up to 2 - 3 weeksfor us to dye and ship your yarn. In addition, while we strive for consistency, due to the hand dye process variations may exist between (and with some colourways within) dye lots. Therefore it is important to order sufficient yarn for your project, and if a uniform result is preferred we suggest alternating skeins. We hope that you will value and appreciate the beautiful and unique creations of the hand dye process and are always happy to assist you in working with hand dyed yarns!

Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased
through several different options:

  • Place an order through this website
  • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
  • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
  • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns.
    A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

Order Changes

If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com
or phone at 403-454-5663.

Combining Orders

To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com
or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by

Shipments to United States

  • Shipped by USPS or UPS
  • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
  • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to Canada

  • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
  • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to International (Outside
Canada & USA)

  • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
  • Tracking number available to most destinations
  • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

Phone: 403-454-5663

Email: info@ancientartsfibre.com

Studio: 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB, Canada