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.

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho

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.

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho

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.

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho

In Sapphire Blue, or any of Season Alpaca’s other nineteen colors, enjoy the treat of just sitting back and knitting!

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho

Materials

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho
  • 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

Gauge

24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 18 inches wide x 72 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 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.

Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho
Elementary Wrap In Season Alpaca | Purl Soho