The Flute Wrap in Field Linen is our definitive answer to, “Is it chilly or is it just me?” Effortlessly elegant, you’ll be happy to grab this perfect summer accessory from your beach tote or camp bag, just in time for the night’s fireflies or campfires!
Although it may look like a rib, this stitch pattern is actually a fascinating loop-d-loop texture made by casting on the long way and working horizontally. The pattern is a one-row repeat with some fun extras, like double yarn overs and k2togs… Just to keep things interesting!
We knit up our Flute Wrap in our 100% linen Field Linen. We love that it’s temperature controlled, lustrous, and beautiful, and also that your Flute Wrap will only get softer and lovelier with age.
And when summer fades and the days shorten, don’t put away your Flute Wrap. It’s just as happy in an autumn chill as it is in a summer breeze!
Designed for Purl Soho by Florence Spurling.
- 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. We used the color Natural Flax.
- US 3, 47- or 60-inch circular needles
25 cast-on stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 73 inches long
First Loop vs Second Loop
In this pattern, you will create a “first” and “second loop” by wrapping the yarn twice around the needle when you make a knit stitch (kind of like a double yarn over). The two loops will inevitably get a little mixed up and crossed over each as you work, but that’s okay! Just keep in mind that the “first loop” is the one that comes up from the next stitch of the previous row, and the second loop is the loose strand that follows it.
Number of Stitches
You can work this pattern over any number of stitches.
Using a Long Tail Cast On, cast on 455 stitches. TIP: Place a marker or piece of scrap yarn every 50 stitches, so when you lose count, you won’t have to recount from the beginning! Remove the markers when you work the first row.
Set-Up Row: Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back (wyib), k1, *k1 (wrapping yarn twice around needle), repeat from * to last stitch, p1. [907 stitches]
Row 1: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, knit first loop of next stitch (leaving second loop on needle), *knit first loop of next stitch together with second loop of previous stitch (wrapping yarn twice and leaving second loop of next stitch on needle), repeat from * to last stitch, p1. [907 stitches]
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 18 inches from cast-on row.
Next Row: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, knit first loop of next stitch (leaving second loop on needle), *knit first loop of next stitch together with second loop of previous stitch (wrapping yarn once and leaving second loop of next stitch on needle), repeat from * to last stitch, p1. [455 stitches]
Bind off loosely knitwise.
Weave in ends and block as desired!