Sometimes the yarn is enough. You don’t need fancy stitch patterns or elaborate construction, only beautiful fibers, precisely paired.
For our Shiny + Matte Wrap, we bracket Linen Quill’s rustic blend of fine Highland wool, alpaca, and linen with our newest and most illuminating yarn, Spun Silk. Purposefully picking closely related colors, textural nuances drive this streamlined design.
Knit primarily in stockinette, with a small ribbed selvedge, the Shiny + Matte Wrap captures the beauty of simple structure and subtle contrast. It’s a piece that’s both approachable to make and effortless to wear. -Laura
Update: New Colors
Our Shiny + Matte Wrap in pretty Pink Primrose is just right for spring’s vicissitudes! See more photos here!
Update: Same Yarn, New Format
We now have a woven scarf using these same two yarns: rustic Linen Quill and refined Spun Silk. Our Woven Shiny + Matte Scarf creates fields of subtly shifting color, a quiet meditation on the thrill of fiber.
- Purl Soho’s Shiny + Matte Scarf Bundle, the Knit version. It includes…
- US 4 straight or circular needles
Our Shiny + Matte Bundle comes in three additional palettes, also very pretty…
- Warm Honey (left)
- Yarn A: Spun Silk in Golden Pear
- Yarn B: Linen Quill in Turmeric Yellow
- Pink Primrose (middle)
- Yarn A: Spun Silk in Peony Pink
- Yarn B: Linen Quill in Rose Granite
- Gray Granite (right)
- Yarn A: Spun Silk in Silver Bark
- Yarn B: Linen Quill in Salt + Pepper
26 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: 15 inches wide x 72 inches long
With Yarn A, cast on 106 stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise through the back loop with yarn in front, [p1, k1] five times, purl to last eleven stitches, [k1, p1] five times, k1.
Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back, [k1, p1] five times, knit to last 11 stitches, [p1, k1] five times, p1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for the entire first skein of Yarn A (approximately 14 inches), ending after a wrong-side row. Cut Yarn A.
Beginning with a right-side row (Row 2), join Yarn B and continue in the established pattern, repeating Rows 2 and 1 for approximately 42 inches (or until approximately 15 inches less than desired finished length), ending with a wrong-side row. Cut Yarn B.
Beginning with a right-side row (Row 2), join Yarn A and continue in the established pattern, repeating Rows 2 and 1 for almost the entire second skein of Yarn A (approximately 15 inches), leaving enough yarn to bind off and ending with wrong-side row.
Bind off in pattern (right side): K1, [k1, bind off 1, p1, bind off 1] 5 times, *k1, bind off 1, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, [p1, bind off 1, k1, bind off 1] 5 times, p1, bind off.
Block as desired and weave in the ends.