Pandemics and romance may be like oil and water, but there’s never really a time to forego feelings of love or the metaphors that express it. We’re knitting some romance into our lives with our Moonlight Wrap. Like a warm beam of light sparkling over a blue sea, it makes us feel like holding hands!

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The mystery of the Moonlight Wrap unveils itself on closer inspection. In simple linen stitch, you alternate colors every two rows for subtle shifts that really do flow like light.

Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho

All this color play? Sounds like a job for Linen Quill! A blend of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen, Linen Quill comes in 55(!!) colors, plenty to create your idea of romance!

Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho
Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.

Materials

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  • Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 494 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Color A: 1 (2) skein(s); approximately 416 (832) yards required. We used Blue Blue.
    • Color B: 1 (1) skein; approximately 250 (499) yards required. We used Blue Pansy.
    • Color C: 1 (1) skein; approximately 84 (168) yards required. We used Pale Oats.
    • Color D: 1 (1) skein; approximately 98 (196) yards required. We used Cobalt Blue.
  • US 7, straight or 24- or 32-inch circular needles

More inspiration? Here some additional palettes to consider… If one suits your fancy, just go to the Linen Quill page and choose a skein of each color listed (or two skeins of Color A if you’re making the Wrap size)!

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Peach Stone; Color B (1 skein): Twig Brown; Color C (1 skein): Pale Oats; Color D (1 skein): Rose Granite

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Purple Smoke; Color B (1 skein): Stonewall Gray; Color C (1 skein): Wheat Flour; Color D (1 skein): Crocus Bud

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Bougainvillea Pink; Color B (1 skein): Wild Violet; Color C (1 skein): Wheat Flour; Color D (1 skein): Pink Pop

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Color A: Bright Flamingo (1 or 2 skeins); Color B (1 skein): Red Poppy; Color C (1 skein): Peony Pink; Color D (1 skein): Super Orange

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Calendula Orange; Color B (1 skein): Mustard Seed; Color C (1 skein): Wheat Flour; Color D (1 skein): Dandelion Yellow

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Clover Green; Color B (1 skein): Shiso Green; Color C (1 skein): Heirloom White; Color D (1 skein): Fresh Pickle

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): True Turquoise; Color B (1 skein): Mountain Bluebird; Color C (1 skein): Heirloom White; Color D (1 skein): Vintage Celadon

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Color A (1 or 2 skeins): Stillwater Blue; Color B (1 skein): Kettle Black; Color C (1 skein): Heirloom White; Color D (1 skein): Gray Denim

Gauge

28 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Sizes

Scarf (Wrap)

Unblocked Dimensions: 9 x 72 (18 x 74) inches

Finished Dimensions: 9 x 76 (18 x 76) inches

Note: The sample shown here is the wrap size.

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern is worked over an odd number of stitches.

Pattern

Stripe 1

With Color A, cast on 63 (125) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Join Color B.

Row 1 (right side):  With Color B, k1, *slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color B, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Row 3: With Color A, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: With Color A, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 46 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color B.

Stripe 2

Join Color C.

Row 1 (right side):  With Color C, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color C, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Row 3: With Color A, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: With Color A, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Stripe 2 measures 12 inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color A.

Stripe 3

Join Color D.

Row 1 (right side):  With Color D, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color D, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Row 3: With Color C, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: With Color C, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Stripe 3 measures 2 inches, ending with Row 2.

Cut Color C.

Stripe 4

Join Color A.

Row 1 (right side):  With Color A, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): With Color A, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Row 3:  With Color D, k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: With Color D, slip 1 wyif, p1, *slip 1 wyib, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Stripe 4 measures 14 inches, ending with Row 4.

Cut Color A.

With Color D, bind off loosely in stitch pattern.

Weave in ends and wet block.

Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho
Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho
Moonlight Wrap | Purl Soho