Wonder how to make cotton très soigné? With its intriguing texture and depth, our Latticework Wrap in our Cotton Pure has it figured out!
Not only for people who are allergic or opposed to animal fibers, our Cotton Pure is also for those who just love the fresh and non-itchy feel of cotton. Here, combining Egret White and Mineral Blue, the dark side of our Latticework Wrap is a star-flecked night sky, while the light side is an ethereal web laid over that dark field.
That web is created by a Two-Color Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, a wonderfully dimensional pattern. We offer you a hand to hold as you work this stitch for the first time with our new video tutorial. A bit of a challenge for beginners but just look at the payoff. Every time someone compliments your Latticework Wrap, you get to say, “Thanks, I made it!”
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- Main Color (MC): 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% organically grown cotton. Each skein is 279 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 545 yards required. We used Egret White.
- Contrast Color (CC): 3 skeins of Cotton Pure. Approximately 545 yards required. We used Mineral Blue.
- US 4 (3.5 mm), 20-, 24- or 32-inch circular needles
19 stitches = 4 inches in Two-Color Honeycomb Brioche stitch
Finished Dimensions: 16 inches wide x 60 inches long
NOTE: With six skeins of Cotton Pure, you’ll have enough yarn to make your wrap approximately 12 inches longer. Just keep knitting!
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise unless indicated in the pattern.
When changing colors, carry the new yarn up the selvedge in back of the old yarn.
Turn and Slide
Each row in this pattern starts with the instructions to either “Turn” or “Slide” the work:
“Turning the work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles. That is to say, transfer the needle from your left hand into your right and the needle from your right hand into your left, and flip the work around so the opposite side is facing you.
“Sliding the work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you, pushing all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.
You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is magically there waiting for you!
YOS [yarn over slip]: Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn over right needle.
bk2tog (brioche knit 2 together): Knit the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.
bp2tog (brioche purl 2 together): Purl the next stitch together with its paired yarn over.
For tips on working the steps of Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch Tutorial!
And for a demonstration on how to work this stitch pattern, please watch our Two-Color Honeycomb Brioche Stitch video…
This stitch pattern works over an odd multiple of stitches.
With Main Color (MC), using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 81 stitches.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): Turn work (see Notes) and with MC, *k1, YOS (see Notes), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 1 (right side): Turn work and with Contrast Color (CC), slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), *pushing the previous row’s yarn over to the left of its paired stitch, knit the paired stitch, slip the yo wyib, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, pushing the previous row’s yarn over to the left of its paired stitch, knit the paired stitch, slip the yo wyib, slip 1 wyib.
Row 2 (right side): Slide work (see Notes) and with MC, k1, *bp2tog (see Notes), YOS, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, bp2tog, k1.
Row 3 (wrong side): Turn work and with CC, slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), p1, *slip yo wyif, p2 repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.
Row 4 (wrong side): Slide work and with MC, k1, *YOS, bk2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, YOS, k1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 60 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.
With MC, loosely bind of knitwise.
Weave in the ends and block if desired!