Our Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock falls at the intersection of everyday and extraordinary. A simple swath of fabric in a very special combination of yarns, it is for posh parties as much as it’s for slogging to work with a secret pep in your step!

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

Making its debut here is our new Mineral Silk, a laceweight silk with a touch of something like starlight, subtle enough for everyday knitting, but pretty enough to catch the eye.

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

We paired Mineral Silk with its textural opposite, our hazy mohair-silk Tussock. Together they’re the life of the party, with a beautiful drape, a soft halo of mohair, and a gentle sparkle.

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

An Elementary Wrap is one of our favorite ways to give yarn freedom. A field of pure knitting, this simple knit allows the language of fiber to speak for itself, and we love to listen!

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

To get started, pick up an Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock Bundle. It comes in six palettes, one for each color of Mineral Silk, ranging from shimmery Peach Gold to volumes-deep Starry Night. Here we used Almond Ice with Heirloom White Tussock for an oaty blend full of surprises!

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.

Materials

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho

Our Elementary Wrap in Mineral Silk + Tussock Bundle includes…

  • Yarn A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Mineral Silk, 75% silk and 25% synthetic sparkle. Each skein is 394 yards; approximately 1,182 yards required.
  • Yarn B: 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards; approximately 1,228 yards required.

It comes in six pretty palettes. They are…

Almond Ice + Heirloom White

Shown above and the palette we used to knit our sample…

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Almond Ice; Yarn B: Tussock in Heirloom White

Mica Gray + Silver Needle

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Mica Gray; Yarn B: Tussock in Silver Needle

Peach Gold + Tea Rose

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Peach Gold; Yarn B: Tussock in Tea Rose

Crystal Pink + Apple Blossom

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Crystal Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Apple Blossom

Opal Blue + Bright Verdigris

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Opal Blue; Yarn B: Tussock in Bright Verdigris

Starry Night + Blue Fjord

Yarn A: Mineral Silk in Starry Night; Yarn B: Tussock in Blue Fjord

You will also need…

Gauge

28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, holding a strand of Yarns A and B together

Size

Finished Dimensions: 16 inches wide x 70 inches long

Pattern

NOTE: We followed our original Elementary Wrap pattern but with a few tiny changes. Here is exactly what to do for this Mineral Silk and Tussock version…

Holding one strand of Yarn A and one strand of Yarn B together, cast on 112 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to last three stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 2 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last three stitches, p1, k2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 70 inches, ending with a wrong-side row.

Bind-off Row (right side): Bind off in pattern.

Weave in the ends and wet block flat.

Elementary Wrap In Mineral Silk + Tussock | Purl Soho