Designer Katrin Schubert is undaunted by knitting’s challenges, often delving into two-color brioche patterns, cables, and lacework, but for Purl Soho, she created a super approachable slip stitch pattern that is no less interesting than knitting’s fancier shenanigans!

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho

An architect in her other life, Katrin is used to maximizing the potential of basic building blocks. For this Diamonds + Dot Wrap, she discovered that simple knits and purls could easily translate a woven mat that caught her eye into a beautifully textured knit wrap.

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho

We love the inspiration; we love the approach; and we love the yarn choice! Katrin chose our Linen Quill Worsted because of its tidy stitch definition and also because it brings such a cozy fireside feeling to the knit.

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho
Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho

In the color Stonewall Gray, the Diamond + Dot Wrap is wonderfully down to earth, like bark on a tree, but a color like Red Poppy or Cobalt Blue would inspire a whole different set of associations, like argyle socks or an ikat throw. Whatever you choose, absolutely beautiful!

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Katrin Schubert.

Materials

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 3 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards; approximately 470 (940) yards required. We used the color Stonewall Gray.
  • US 7 straight or 24-inch circular needles

Gauge

17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Size

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: 9½ (20) inches wide x 66 inches long

Note: Sample shown here is wrap size.

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern is worked over a multiple of 8 + 9 stitches.

Slipped Stitches

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

Pattern

Cast on 41 (89) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Now follow either the Pattern Chart or Written Instructions below…

Pattern 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.

Work your way up the chart to the top line, starting with one repeat of the Lower Border, followed by twelve repeats of the Body, and ending with one repeat of the Upper Border.

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho
Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho

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

When finished, go on to Finishing section, below.

Written Instructions

Lower Border

Row 1 (right side): K1, slip 1 with yarn in back (see Notes, wyib), p1, *k1 through the back loop (tbl), p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), p1, k1, *p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: K1, slip 1 wyib, k1 tbl, *p1, k1 tbl, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 6: Slip 1 wyif, p1, p1 tbl, *k1, p1 tbl, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Row 9: K1, slip 1 wyib, p1, *k1 tbl, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 10: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k1, *p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.

Body

Row 1 (right side): K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *k1 tbl, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1 tbl, p2, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 wyif, p1, k2, p1 tbl, *k3, p1 tbl, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p3, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 6: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k3, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Row 9: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p2, k1 tbl, p3, k1 tbl, p1, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 10: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *k1, p1 tbl, k3, p1 tbl, k2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.

Row 13: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p1, k1 tbl, p5, k1 tbl, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 14: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *p1 tbl, k5, p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 15 and 16: Repeat Rows 13 and 14.

Row 17: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *k1 tbl, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1 tbl, p2, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 18: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k2, p1 tbl, *k3, p1 tbl, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 17 and 18.

Row 21: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p1, k1 tbl, p5, k1 tbl, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 22: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *p1 tbl, k5, p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 23 and 24: Repeat Rows 21 and 22.

Row 25: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p2, k1 tbl, p3, k1 tbl, p1, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 26: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *k1, p1 tbl, k3, p1 tbl, k2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 27 and 28: Repeat Rows 25 and 26.

Row 29: K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *p3, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p3, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 30: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k3, *k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k3, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 31 and 32: Repeat Rows 29 and 30.

Repeat Rows 1-32 eleven more times.

Upper Border

Row 1 (right side): K1, slip 1 wyib, p2, *k1 tbl, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1 tbl, p2, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 wyif, p1, k2, p1 tbl, *k3, p1 tbl, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: K1, slip 1 wyib, p1, *k1 tbl, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 6: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k1, *p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.

Row 9: K1, slip 1 wyib, k1 tbl, *p1, k1 tbl, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 10: Slip 1 wyif, p1, p1 tbl, *k1, p1 tbl, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 11 and 12: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.

Row 13: K1, slip 1 wyib, p1, *k1 tbl, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k1.

Row 14: Slip 1 wyif, p1, k1, *p1 tbl, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Rows 15 and 16: Repeat Rows 13 and 14.

Finishing

With the right side facing you, bind off in established stitch pattern.

Weave in the ends and wet block.

Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho
Diamond + Dot Wrap | Purl Soho