An Elementary Wrap is our go-to project for pure yarn joy! When a yarn, a yarn combo, or a color has gripped us and won’t let go, we cast on for a simple swath of stockinette stitch and indulge in our obsession.
Currently on our mind? Season Alpaca in this insanely gorgeous Sapphire Blue. As if drawn from a deep sea abyss, this color has a mysterious and earthy richness, radiating its own inner beauty like a truly precious gem.
Season Alpaca itself is just as incredible as this color. It has the beautiful drape of 100% baby alpaca, but in a sport weight, not the heaviness. Its warmth and softness, beauty and elegance make it the perfect vehicle for an Elementary Wrap.
In Sapphire Blue, or any of Season Alpaca’s other nineteen colors, enjoy the treat of just sitting back and knitting!
- 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. Each skein is 218 yards; approximately 1,090 yards required. We used Sapphire Blue.
- US 5 circular or straight needles
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 18 inches wide x 72 inches long
NOTE: We followed our original Elementary Wrap pattern but with a few tiny changes. Here is exactly what to do for this Season Alpaca version…
Cast on 108 stitches. We used a Basic Long Tail Cast On.
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.