Grounded by the pattern’s simplicity, the Mineral Wrap is all about the interplay super pretty fibers. In alternating stripes, the blend of Burnish and Mineral Silk is like a rippling moonlit ocean reflecting a galaxy of stars.
Hard to believe a fabric this soft and comforting is made without wool, but it’s true! Burnish is bamboo-based, and Mineral Silk is 75% silk, 25% synthetic sparkle… Wonderful news for people with wool allergies!
Cast on for this enchanting beauty with any combination of colors, each one a sparkling gem!
Designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.
To knit your own Mineral Wrap, you will need…
- Yarn A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Burnish, 100% rayon from bamboo. Each skein is 339 yards/100 grams; approximately 780 yards used. We used Prussian Blue.
- Yarn B: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Mineral Silk, 75% silk and 25% synthetic sparkle. Each skein is 394 yards/50 grams; approximately 780 yards used. We used the color Starry Night.
You will also need…
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 82 inches long
You will cast on the length of the wrap and work in pattern to create the width.
Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in front unless pattern indicates otherwise.
You will switch between Yarn A and Yarn B every 2 rows. In order to avoid weaving in too many ends, carry the yarn up the selvage of the work.
With Yarn A, cast on 468 stitches. NOTE: When casting on so many stitches, we recommend placing a stitch marker (or piece of scrap yarn) every 50 stitches. That way, if (when!) you lose count, you don’t have to count from the very beginning of the row. Remove the markers as you work the first row.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): With Yarn A, knit to end of row.
Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 (see Notes), with Yarn B, knit to end of row.
Row 2 (wrong side): Repeat Row 1.
Row 3: Slip 1, with Yarn A, knit to end of row.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 18 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.
With Yarn A, bind off loosely knitwise.
Weave in ends and block gently.