Knitting with a laceweight yarn doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, it can be totally fancy free. Far from the world of purling two together through the back loop, our Raised Ridge Wrap hardly requires a second thought… but it does whisper beauty!

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho

An exercise in economy, this featherweight wrap is nothing more than stockinette stitch in our Sweetgrass Fine, interrupted every now and then by a slightly weightier garter stitch ridge in our original Sweetgrass.

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho

A blend of organic cotton and superfine alpaca, Sweetgrass’s palette is a range of gentle undyed neutrals. The subtlety lies in using two different shades so that the shifts of color and texture play like ripples in the sand or breezes across a field.

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho

Get both yarns together with our Raised Ridge Wrap Bundle, available in five color combos, each as beautiful as nature grew it!

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Raised Ridge Wrap Bundle includes…

  • Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 437 yards; approximately 280 yards required. We used Buckwheat Beige.
  • Yarn B: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass Fine, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 930 yards; approximately 1197 yards required. We used Rye Flour.

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Our Raised Ridge Wrap Bundle also comes in these combos…

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Top Left: Yarn A is Sweetgrass in Heirloom White; Yarn B is Sweetgrass Fine in Pale Sesame

Top Right: Yarn A is Sweetgrass in Pale Sesame; Yarn B is Sweetgrass Fine in Buckwheat Beige

Bottom Left: Yarn A is Sweetgrass in Rye Flour; Yarn B is Sweetgrass Fine in Walnut Shell

Bottom Right: Yarn A is Sweetgrass in Walnut Shell; Yarn B is Sweetgrass Fine in Beech Bark

Gauge

27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette with Yarn B

Size

Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 76 inches long

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over any number of stitches.

Picking Up Stitches

For assistance with this technique, please see our tutorial for picking up stitches along a vertical edge within our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

Carrying Up Yarn A

When working rows with Yarn B, carry Yarn A up the selvage. To do this, bring the old yarn up from under the new yarn so that A is in front of B. As you knit the first stitch of the row, Yarn B will catch up Yarn A so that it gets carried along until you need it again. At the end, you will pick up and knit along this edge in order to tidy it up, so don’t worry too much about that!

Pattern

With Yarn A and using a basic Long Tail Cast On, cast on 120 stitches.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): With Yarn A, knit to end of row.

**Row 1 (right side): With Yarn B, knit to end of row, carrying up Yarn A with the first stitch (see Note).

Row 2 (wrong side): With Yarn B, purl to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four more times.

Rows 3 and 4: With Yarn A, knit to end of row.

Repeat from ** until piece measures 76 inches long, ending with Row 4.

With Yarn A and the right side facing you, bind off knitwise, leaving the final bound off stitch on the needle.

Left Selvage Edge

With Yarn A and the right side facing you, turn the piece 90 degrees clockwise, then pick up and knit along the left selvage edge. Pick up every other stitch along the stockinette sections and one stitch from the garter stripes: 6 stitches per each repeat, approximately 421 total stitches.

Next Row (wrong side): Continuing with Yarn A, knit to end of row.

With Yarn A and the right side facing you, bind off loosely knitwise.

Cut Yarn A.

Right Selvage Edge

With the right side facing you, start at the cast-on edge of the opposite selvage and with Yarn A, pick up and knit as for other side.

Next Row (wrong side): Continuing with Yarn A, knit to end of row.

With Yarn A and the right side facing you, bind off loosely knitwise.

Cut Yarn A.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho
Raised Ridge Wrap | Purl Soho