Little Moons Lace Wrap
Like the moon making a guest appearance at life’s great parties, our Little Moons Lace Wrap brings a special glow to summer weddings, beach bonfires, and backyard potlucks.
In a classic Milanese lace pattern, this beauty is deceptively simple to work, with just 10 rows of single-stitch increases and decreases. We love the striking diagonal ridges interspersed with rows of lacy crescents, delicate but assertive!
We made our Little Moons Lace Wrap with our newest yarn, Burnish. A rayon made from bamboo fiber, Burnish looks and behaves a lot like silk but is more durable, machine washable, and vegan… Very nice!
Exceptionally beautiful, shiny and cool, our Little Moons Lace Wrap casts a veritable moonbeam, even under a cloudy sky!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
UPDATE: NOW IN SANTOLINA
Our Little Moons Wrap is now in lovely Santolina, a combination of 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, and 10% hemp. It is soft with a gentle shine and a lightness that makes it fantastic for three-season accessories. Add in the gorgeous drape you’d expect from these plant fibers, and you’ll be over the moon for our Little Moons Lace Wrap!
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- 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Burnish, 100% rayon from bamboo. Each skein is 339 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1,242 yards required. We used Gray Willow. (NOTE: We no longer offer Burnish, but choose from one of our other fingering weight yarns.)
- US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Unblocked Dimensions: 14½ wide x 77 inches long
Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 78 inches long
Worked over a multiple of 6 plus 10 stitches.
RLI (Right Lifted Increase): Lift right leg of the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle onto the left-hand needle and knit it. [1 stitch increased]
For more information about this technique, please visit our Lifted Increases Tutorial.
m1R purlwise (Make One Right Purlwise, worked on the wrong side): With the left needle, pick up the horizontal strand between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from back to front, then purl through front loop of the strand. This makes a right-leaning increase on the right, or knit, side of the fabric. [1 stitch increased]
For more information about this technique, please visit our Make 1 Purlwise Tutorial.
Cast on 100 stitches.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.
Now follow either the Written or Chart Instructions, both below.
LITTLE MOONS LACE: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
Row 2 (wrong side): P3, m1R purlwise (see Notes), *purl 2 together (p2tog), p3, yo, p1, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p2tog, p5.
Row 3: K4, *k2tog, k2, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, k2tog, k2, RLI, k2.
Row 4: P5, m1R purlwise, *p2tog, p1, yo, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2tog, p3.
Row 5: K2, *k2tog, k4, yo, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k2tog, k4, RLI, k2.
Row 6: P1, m1R purlwise, *p2tog, p4, yo repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2tog, p1.
Row 7: K3, *yo, k3, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 8: P2, *p2tog, p2, yo, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 9: K5, *yo, k1, k2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches yo, k1, k2tog, k2.
Row 10: P2, *p2tog, yo, p4, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.
Repeat Rows 1-10 until piece measures 77 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 9.
Go on to Finishing section below.
LITTLE MOONS LACE: CHART
NOTE: New to reading charts? Unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!
Starting in the bottom right corner of the Chart below, work right-side (odd number) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even number) rows from left to right.
Work Rows 1–10 until piece measures approximately 77 inches from cast-on edge or to desired length, ending with Row 9.
NOTE: Want to see it bigger? Download this chart (and key) as a PDF!
Go on to Finishing section below.
Next Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.
With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends and block as desired.