Like a bird’s eye view of a river delta, our Estuary Wrap branches and weaves, merges and strays in natural waves and pure flow!

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho

In one of our new Linen Quill colors, this punchy treat is Blue Blue, an intensely saturated color that sucks you in like a whirlpool! We just added eight new eye-poppers to the collection, including grassy greens and very vocal violets.

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho

You’ll need three skeins to make the scarf version of this pattern, and five for this super generous wrap.

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho

The stitch pattern is a simple ebb and flow cable, not too much to wrap your brain around but enough to keep you engaged. We love its soft tidal edges and densely packed ripples, a true beauty!

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.

Materials

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 3 (5) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 439 yards/100 grams; approximately 1300 (2170) total yards required. We used Blue Blue.
  • US 2, straight or 20- or 24-inch circular needles
  • US 3, straight or 20- or 24-inch circular needles
  • A cable stitch holder

Gauge

48 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in pattern on larger needles

Size

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: 10 (17) inches wide x 71 (71) inches long

SAMPLE: The piece shown here is the Wrap.

NOTES

NEEDLES

To prevent the cast-on edge from flaring out, you will use smaller needles to cast on and work the first few rows, then switch to larger needles for the body of the piece. You will switch back to smaller needles for the final few rows and bind off.

C8B (CABLE 8 BACK)

Slip 4 stitches to cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k4, then k4 from cable stitch holder.

C8F (CABLE 8 FRONT)

Slip 4 stitches to cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable stitch holder.

Our Cable Tutorial shows you the basic steps of working a cable. The cable in the tutorial requires you to slip 3 stitches instead of 4, but the concept is the same!

STITCH MULTIPLE

This pattern is worked over a multiple of 40 plus 2 stitches.

PATTERN

Using smaller needles and a basic Long Tail Cast On, cast on 122 (202) stitches.

Now follow either the Written Instructions or Chart, below.

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K1, *k1, p8, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 1 (right side): K1, *p1, k8, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, *k1, p8, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Change to larger needles.

Row 5: K1, *p1, C8B (see Notes), p2, k8, p2, k8, p2, C8F (see Notes), p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 7-12: Repeat Rows 1-6.

Rows 13-16: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two times.

Row 17: K1, *p1, k8, p2, C8B, p2, C8F, p2, k8, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 18: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 19-24: Repeat Rows 13-18.

Repeat Rows 1-24 until  piece measures approximately 71 inches from cast-on edge.

Change to smaller needles.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Repeat Row 1.

Bind off in pattern with wrong side facing you.

CHART

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.

Use smaller needles for Set-Up Row and Rows 1-4. Change to larger needles and continuing with Row 5, repeat Rows 1-24 on larger needles until piece measures 71 inches.

Change to smaller needles and work Rows 25-27. Bind off in pattern with wrong side facing you.

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho
Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho

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

FINISHING

Weave in ends and block as desired.

Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho
Estuary Wrap | Purl Soho