Our new Spectrum Silk is a natural at amplifying color and emitting light. For color lovers, this is the holy grail of knitting, a yarn that brings an other worldly dimension to any project, even a swathe of plain stockinette stitch!
As close readers of these pages know, our Elementary Wrap project is our very favorite vehicle for yarn that has something to say. Super simple to knit, it lets your imagination wander in the color world you choose.
And there are 26 beauties to choose from, whether you pick a heart-pulsing color like this Pink Dianthus or something softer like Gray Pearl or Lilac Petal.
Knitting with a yarn that strikes a color chord in your heart is wonderfully satisfying and a perfectly lovely way to spend time… Cast on!
- 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Spectrum Silk, 100% silk. Each skein is 153 yards; approximately 1,071 yards required. We used the color Pink Dianthus.
- US 3 circular or straight needles
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: 15 inches wide x 70 inches long
NOTE: We followed our original Elementary Wrap pattern but with a few tiny changes. Here is exactly what to do for this Spectrum Silk version…
Cast on 97 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 from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.
Bind-off Row (right side): Bind off in pattern.
Weave in the ends and wet block flat.