The sun climbing over the horizon, birds alighting from their nests, and drops of dew clinging to the milkweed, it’s all in a morning! Our Dewdrops Wrap is a bright eyed and bushy tailed knit, carpeted in a field of pretty droplets.

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho

This classic lace pattern does the unusual by busting knitting out of its grid into a land of orbs. Probably not your first lace project, but a fun challenge for everyone else, we offer the 24-row repeat as written or charted instructions.

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho

And, burying the lead, how about this color?! One of our new additions to the Tussock palette, bluer-than-blue Lapis Lazuli is like a siren beckoning. It’s one of our five new blues, plus a purple, that brings the Tussock family to thirty-six glorious colors!

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho
Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 2 (4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards / 25 grams; approximately 650 (1,299) total yards required. We used the color Lapis Lazuli.
  • US 4 straight or 24-inch circular needles

Gauge

29 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Size

Finished Dimensions: 9 (19) inches wide x 76 inches long

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over a multiple of 12 + 5 stitches.

Decreases

Slip 1, k2tog, psso (slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over)

Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in back, knit 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over k2tog and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

S2kp (slip 2, knit 1, pass slip stitch over)

Slip 2 stitches together knitwise with yarn in back, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

For more information on these techniques, please visit our Sk2p Tutorial.

Increases

RLI (Right Lifted Increase)

Lift right leg of stitch below next stitch on left needle onto left needle and knit it. [1 stitch increased]

LLI (Left Lifted Increase)

Lift left leg of stitch 2 rows below stitch on right needle onto left needle and knit it through the back loop. [1 stitch increased]

For more information on these techniques, please visit our Lifted Increase Tutorial.

INC2 (increase 2)

K1 into back loop leaving stitch on left needle, k1 into front of same stitch leaving it on left needle, k1 into back loop of same stitch and let it fall off left needle. [2 stitches increased]

Pattern

Cast on 65 (137) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Now follow either the Written or Chart Instructions, both below.

Written Instructions

Row 1 (right side): K2, knit 2 together (k2tog), *yarn over (yo), k2tog, yo, p5, yo, slip slip knit (ssk), yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso (see Notes), repeat from * to last 13 stitches, yo, k2tog, yo, p5, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): P6, *k5, p7, repeat from * to last 11 stiches, k5, p6.

Row 3: K2, *yo, knit 3 together (k3tog), yo, p7, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, yo, k2tog, k1.

Row 4: *P5, k7, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p5.

Row 5: K1, ssk, yo, *ssk, yo, p7, yo, s2kp (see Notes), yo, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: K2, *yo, s2kp, yo, p7, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, yo, k2tog, k1.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: K2, RLI (see Notes), k1, *yo, ssk, yo, purl 2 together (p2tog), purl 3 together (p3tog), p2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, INC2 (see Notes), repeat from * to last 14 stitches, yo, ssk, yo, p2tog, p3tog, p2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, LLI (see Notes), k2.

Row 10: P7, *k3tog, p9, repeat from * to last 10 stitches, k3tog, p7.

Row 11: K2, RLI, k1, *[yo, ssk] twice, p1, [k2tog, yo] twice, INC2, repeat from * to last 12 stitches, [yo, ssk] twice, p1, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, LLI, k2.

Row 12: P8, *k1, p11, repeat from * to last 9 stitches, k1, p8.

Row 13: K2, p3, *yo, ssk, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, yo, p5, repeat from * to last 12 stitches, yo, ssk, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, yo, p3, k2.

Row 14: P2, k3, *p7, k5, repeat from * to last 12 stitches, p7, k3, p2.

Row 15: K2, p4, *yo, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, p7, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, yo, ssk, yo, k3tog, yo, p4, k2.

Row 16: P2, k4, *p5, k7, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, p5, k4, p2.

Row 17: K2, p4, *yo, s2kp, yo, ssk, yo, p7, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, yo, s2kp, yo, ssk, yo, p4, k2.

Row 18: Repeat Row 16.

Row 19: K2, p4, *yo, k2tog, yo, s2kp, yo, p7, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kp, yo, p4, k2.

Row 20: Repeat Row 16.

Row 21: K2, p2tog, *p2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, INC2, yo, ssk, yo, p2tog, p3tog, repeat from * to last 13 stitches, p2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, INC2, yo, ssk, yo, p2tog twice, k2.

Row 22: P2, k2tog, *p9, k3tog, repeat from * to last 13 stitches, p9, k2tog, p2.

Row 23: K2, p1, *[k2tog, yo] twice, INC2, [yo, ssk] twice, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 24: P2, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1-24 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 24.

With the right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and wet block to finish!

Chart Instructions

NOTE: Begin this chart in the bottom right corner. Right-side rows are odd numbered and read right to left. Wrong-side rows are even numbered and read left to right. Work your way up the chart to the top line.

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho
Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho

(Want to see it bigger? Click here and view the chart as a PDF!)

Update: Key Modified on September 1, 2020

Key: The symbol for k3tog and slip, k2tog, pass the slipped stitch over, switched with each other.

Repeat Rows 1-24 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 24.

With the right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and wet block to finish!

Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho
Dewdrops Wrap | Purl Soho