Thoughts of impending summer days, of sundrenched lakeside chairs and fields of pink yarrow, sumac, and buttercups, inspired our Ticking Stripe Wrap. It’s the perfect stress-free summer knitting project, which, in the end, also offers beautiful protection against chilly evenings… long after the sun has gone down!

Ticking Stripe Wrap | Purl Soho

I used Purl Soho’s Linen Quill in Trout Brown, Heirloom White, and Kiln Red, with cheerful accents of Purl Soho’s Line Weight in Super Pink and Yellow Yellow. I love how easily simple stripes in reverse stockinette mimic the look of classic ticking. A simple hem along the bottom and top edges helps to keep the finishing neat and the edges flat.

Ticking Stripe Wrap | Purl Soho

Whatever your summer days look like ahead, wherever your travels may take you, be sure to pack your Ticking Stripe Wrap, in process or all done! -Kristy

Ticking Stripe Wrap | Purl Soho

Materials

Ticking Stripe Wrap | Purl Soho

  • Purl Soho’s Ticking Stripe Wrap features …
    • Yarn A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen, in the color Trout Brown
    • Yarn B: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill in Heirloom White
    • Yarn C: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool, in Yellow Yellow
    • Yarn D: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s n Kiln Red
    • Yarn E: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight in Super Pink
  • US 3, 60-inch circular needles

Gauge

28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 24 inches wide x 70 inches long

Notes

Handling the Ends

Unless otherwise instructed, we cut the yarn each time we finished using it and wove in the ends when we were done knitting.

Another option is to carry the tail of the old yarn along as you knit the first couple of inches with the new yarn. This will create a slight distortion at the ends of the stripes but will also significantly decrease the number of ends you need to weave in. (Be sure when you knit the next row to treat each double-stranded stitch as one stitch.)

Turn and Slide

There are instructions in this pattern to either “Turn” or “Slide” the work.

“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with a circular needle: Put the needle in your left hand into your right and the needle in your right hand into your left, and flip the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needle. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

Remember that the whole pattern is stockinette stitch, so you’ll know you’re turning and sliding correctly if you’re knitting on the knit side and purling on the purl side!

Pattern

With Yarn A, cast on 490 stitches. (A little tip: When you’re casting on so many stitches, it helps to place a marker or piece of scrap yarn every 50 stitches, so if you lose your place, you don’t have to start counting from the very beginning!)

Starting and ending with a knit row, work in stockinette stitch for 5 rows. Turn work (see “Turn and Slide” in the Notes section above).

Next Row: P1, *With yarn in front, insert right-hand needle into the cast on stitch directly below the next stitch on the needle…

Place the picked-up stitch on the left-hand needle, then purl it together with the next stitch. Repeat from * to end of row. Cut yarn (see “Handling the Ends” in the Notes section above). Turn work.

With Color B, starting with a purl row, work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color C, purl 1 row. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color D, starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color E, starting with a knit row, work 3 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color B, starting with a purl row, work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, purl 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Slide work (see “Turn and Slide” in the Notes section above).

With Color B, purl 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, knit 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Slide work.

With Color B, knit 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, purl 1 row. Cut yarn. Slide work.

**With Color B, starting with a purl row, work in stockinette stitch for 8 rows, ending with a knit row. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, starting with a purl row, work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

Repeat from ** until piece measures approximately 22 inches, ending with 8 rows of Color B. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, purl 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Slide work.

With Color B, purl 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, knit 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Slide work.

With Color B, knit 1 row. Do not cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, purl 1 row. Cut yarn. Slide work.

With Color B, starting with a purl row, work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color E, starting with a purl row, work 3 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color D, starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color C, knit 1 row. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color B, starting with a purl row, work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Cut yarn. Turn work.

With Color A, starting with a purl row, work in stockinette stitch for 6 rows, ending on a knit row. Turn work.

Next Row: P1, *With yarn in front, insert right-hand needle into the stitch 5 rows directly below the next stitch on the needle. Place this stitch on the left-hand needle, purl it together with the next stitch, then pass previous stitch over it to bind off. Repeat from * to end of row. Cut yarn and pull tail through last stitch.

Weave in ends and steam or wet block to finish.

Ticking Stripe Wrap | Purl Soho