Swath Wrap In New Colors
One light worsted yarn, one fingering yarn, and one set of needles, our Swath Wrap is fiber fascination at its finest!
You cast on the long way with our baby alpaca, extra fine merino, and linen Flax Down, knit two skeins in simple stockinette, then switch to our thinner Linen Quill, a fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen blend, and knit that entire skein…
The result is a swath of stockinette with a subtle shift from plump close-knit Flax Down to finer Linen Quill, knit on slightly too-big needles for a lighter, airier finish to the wrap.
The trick is to use the same color in both yarns so that the entire play is one of texture, touch, and feel, of the way one side settles around your shoulders while the other flutters across your chest.
And now with new colors of both Linen Quill and Flax Down, choosing a Swath Wrap Bundle is even more inspiring! Eight new palettes join the party, including this incredibly deep and gorgeous Wild Violet. Pick your palette!
Designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.
Share your progress + connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoSwathWrap, #PurlSohoLinenQuill, and #PurlSohoFlaxDown. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Our Swath Wrap Bundle (no longer available) comes in lots of colors! Each bundle includes…
- Yarn A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino wool, 15% linen. Each skein is 219 yards; approximately 438 yards required. (NOTE: We no longer offer Flax Down, but choose from one of our other light worsted/dk weight yarns.)
- Yarn B: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards; approximately 429 yards required.
You’ll also need…
- US 7 (4.5 mm), 40-, 47- or 60-inch circular needles
- 6 stitch markers (optional)
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using either Yarn A or Yarn B
Finished Dimensions: 17½ inches wide x 72 inches long
For the free pattern, please visit our original Swath Wrap story.
21 comments on “Swath Wrap In New Colors”
this wrap is soooooooooooooo beautiful. i can almost feel it. thank you a zillion for sharing freely. hm
I feel this is too narrow. This doesn’t come to the top of the bend in her arm and she does not appear to be tall.
How can the width be increased without changing the length, e.g 21 inches wide instead of 17.
How many yards of yarn do I need to start casting on 355 stitches for this wrap? Thanks!
Can you provide a simple alternative treatment for both the long edges and the short ends so they look right with the pattern but don’t curl (apart from blocking)? I love the yarn and everything else about the design. Thanks.
I am a short older woman rounding off to 60” tall. I am afraid 72” is just way to big for me. I would like it to come down further so will just continue knitting. How many should I cast on to make a version that will not be such a long “wrap” for me?Something comfy to throw over my shoulders in AZ. I like working with a light worsted weight yarn so I think this will be a nice project. Thank you
Very inspiring pattern. I wonder whether it will work do make the “thicker” part by knitting 2 threads of thinner yarn together, and then switch into single one.
I just finished this pattern and I have to admit I am disappointed because it took forever and it doesn’t appear to behave at all in reality as it appears to in the photographs. 72 inches is very wide, and the 17 inch height is not quite enough for it to function as a wrap around my shoulders–the proportions need to be slighly different–maybe 10 inches less wide and the rest in added height. It really wants to roll up. It seems like it’s going to really only work as a very chunky scarf around my neck. Oh well. At least the yarn is beautiful and a joy to work with.
Gianna, this wrap will be perfect for me. I am 58″ tall and will have to do the adjustment to 315 sts. like JJ posted. Now I have to give thought on a “color”. I want something comfy for myself . Reside in S. E. Michigan. Weather changes every 15 minutes, never know what to expect.
I was thinking of knitting it in the round and then steeking it so I could avoid all that purling :). Any suggestions on how to modify the pattern to accommodate?
Is there a skein of yarn (or two) that would offer the same lightness as the linen quill?