Turn the tides in your favor with our Ocean Currents Wrap! An easy-lace layer that’s both elemental and effervescent, it carries the calm beauty of a seascape and the drama of the ocean’s surprises.

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho

To suggest the subtle shifts of color and texture in ocean depths and crests, we put together a sublime combo of yarns: earthy Cattail Silk for a grounding beach walk and wild Tussock for windswept surf.

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho

Chart your (color) course with our Ocean Currents Wrap Bundle, which comes in six wide-ranging palettes. Here we used Cattail Silk’s light-filled Willow Tea green with the bright blue blast of Tussock’s Cerulean Sea.

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho

The lace pattern is a simple 4-row repeat, ideal for knitters who are new to stitch patterns or anyone who prefers their lacework less intricate. Barbara Walker, who wrote the definitive stitch pattern logs, calls it Bead Stitch. But we see those beads as drops in the ocean, and many drops make this wonderful, watery wrap!

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Ocean Currents Wrap Bundle includes…

  • Yarn A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. Each skein is 618 yards; approximately 1,095 yards required. We used the color Willow Tea.
  • Yarn B: 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards; approximately 1,184 total yards required. We used the color Cerulean Sea.

This bundle comes in five more pretty palettes. They are…

Moon White + Gray Quartz

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Yarn A: Cattail Silk in Moon White; Yarn B: Tussock in Gray Quartz

Porcelain White + Yellow Mimosa

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Yarn A: Cattail Silk in Porcelain White; Yarn B: Tussock in Yellow Mimosa

Pale Wisteria + Bright Thistle

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Yarn A: Cattail Silk in Pale Wisteria; Yarn B: Tussock in Bright Thistle

Rabbit-Ear Pink + Ripe Boysenberry

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Yarn A: Cattail Silk in Rabbit-Ear Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Ripe Boysenberry

Flower Field Gray + Bright Jade

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Yarn A: Cattail Silk in Flower Field Gray; Yarn B: Tussock in Bright Jade

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Gauge

25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, holding together a strand of Yarn A and a strand of Yarn B

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 15 inches wide x 70 inches long

Note

Stitch Multiple

This stitch pattern works over a multiple of 7 + 2 stitches.

Pattern

With one strand of Yarn A and one strand of Yarn B, cast on 93 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): *K2, knit 2 together (k2tog), yarn over (yo), k1, yo, slip slip knit (ssk), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): P1, *purl 2 together through back loop (p2tog tbl), yo, p3, yo, purl 2 together (p2tog), repeat from * to last stitch, p1.

Row 3: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 4: P1, *p2, yo, purl 3 together (p3tog), yo, p2, repeat from * to last stitch, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

With the right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Ocean Currents Wrap | Purl Soho