Our Light + Shadow Wrap pairs perfectly with a tall glass of lemonade and a shady perch. Its two-color play is deceptively simple, just rows of knits and purls that work up with the rhythm and flow of a porch swing!

Light + Shadow Wrap | Purl Soho

This simple pattern involves sections of stockinette stitch punctuated by rows of contrasting garter stripes that sway back and forth, one color giving way to the other. Pick similar tones (like we did) for a soft glow, or intensify the look with a high-contrast pairing.

Light + Shadow Wrap | Purl Soho

Purl Soho’s Field Linen infuses our Light + Shadow Wrap with a casual sophistication. Whatever linen might lack in downiness, it more than makes up for with its cool, crisp modern sensibility. An elegant, no-nonsense pattern and a fresh, summertime fiber… Kick off your sandals for a shoot-the-breeze kind of knit!

Light + Shadow Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joan Forgione.

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Materials

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  • Color A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. Each skein is 295 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 590 yards required. We used the color Queen Anne’s Lace.
  • Color B: 3 skeins of Field Linen; approximately 590 yards required. We used the color Silver Thistle.
  • US 5 (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular needles

NOTE: You may not need the 3rd skein of Color B. If you don’t end up needing it, you can return unwound yarn for a refund within 30 days of purchase, or within 6 months, for store credit. Our Return Policy has all the details!

GAUGE

21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 20 inches wide x 78 inches long

NOTE

Carry non-working yarn up the side of the wrap by bringing the working yarn behind, then under, the non-working yarn every right-side row.

PATTERN

With Color A, cast on 105 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Rows 1-4: With Color A, knit to end of row.

Section 1

Row 1 (right side): With Color B, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color B, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Rows 9 + 10: With Color A, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-10 eight more times.

NOTE: You may notice that for our sample we repeated nine times, but to be sure you don’t run out of yarn, we suggest eight times! (Don’t worry, we adjusted the finished length to accommodate this change.)

Section 2

Row 1 (right side): With Color B, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color B, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Rows 9-12: With Color A, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1–12 seven times more, ending with wrong-side row.

Section 3

Row 1 (right side): With Color B, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color B, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Rows 9–14: With Color A, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1–14 six more times, ending with wrong-side row.

Section 4

Row 1 (right side): With Color B, knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color B, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Rows 9 + 10: With Color A, knit to end of row.

Rows 11 + 12: With Color B, knit to end of row.

Rows 13-16: Repeat Rows 9-12, ending with a wrong-side row.

Section 5

Row 1 (right side): With Color A, knit to end of row.

Row 2: With Color A, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Rows 9-14: With Color B, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-14 six more times, ending with wrong-side row.

Section 6

Row 1 (right side): With Color A, knit to end of row.

Row 2: With Color A, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with wrong-side row.

Row 9-12: With Color B, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-12 seven more times, ending with wrong-side row.

Section 7

Row 1 (right side): With Color A, knit to end of row.

Row 2: With Color A, k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, ending with a wrong-side row.

Rows 9 + 10: With Color B, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-10 eight more times.

NOTE: Again, for our sample we repeated nine times but recommend eight to ensure you have enough yarn.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Cut Color A.

With Color B, knit 4 rows, ending with wrong-side row.

Bind off all stitches knitwise.

Weave in the ends and wet block flat.

Light + Shadow Wrap | Purl Soho

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