Intricate lacework definitely engages your brain, but sometimes it’s a nice diversion to create lace without the mental gymnastics. Our Cat Eye Lace Wrap is just such an exercise!

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

Just four simple rows create this pattern, known as the cat’s eye stitch. It does evoke wide-eyed wonder and cat-like grace!

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

We knit up our wrap in beautiful Cattail Silk (more cats!), our lightweight silk with a raw, natural finish. And news flash… We just added 10 gorgeous new colors to our palette, including this rich and saturated Cerulean Velvet. What a blue!

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

You’ll just need two skeins of your favorite color… Plus a feline friend in your lap while you cast on for your Cat Eye Lace Wrap in Cattail Silk!

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% silk. Each skein is 618 yards; approximately 857 yards required. We used the color Cerulean Velvet.
  • US 4 circular or straight needles

Gauge

18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Size

Finished Dimensions: 17¾ inches wide x 68 inches long

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over a multiple of 4 stitches.

Slip Stitches

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in front.

Pattern

Cast on 80 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 (see Notes), purl to last stitch, k1.

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1, k3, *yarn over (yo) twice, k4, repeat from * to end of row. [118 stitches]

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1, p1, *purl 2 together (p2tog), p1 into first yo, k1 into second yo, p2tog, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, k1. [80 stitches]

Row 3: Slip 1, k1, yo, *k4, yo twice, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, k4, yo, k2. [118 stitches]

Row 4: Slip 1, p2, *p2tog twice, p1 into first yo, k1 into second yo, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p2tog twice, p2, k1. [80 stitches]

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and wet block.

Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho
Cat Eye Lace Wrap | Purl Soho