Scale-altering and proportion-bending, knitting lace with super bulky yarn a little bit unexpected and, in the case of our Big Lace Wrap, a whole lot beautiful, too!

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

Our new Woolly Wool affords all this play with its single ply, big, plump wooliness! Similar to our Gentle Giant, but a bit thinner and a touch less super soft (but, for sure, still soft!), Woolly Wool is a more affordable option with more than twice the yardage.

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

With its exaggerated stitches, we love the way Woolly Wool gives this easy two-row lace pattern a bullhorn through which to shout, “Look at the amazing things knitting can do!”

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

Make your Big Lace Wrap like ours, really big and generous, or follow the pattern for a narrower scarf version, still wonderfully warm and cuddly. You’ll need just three skeins for the wrap and two for the scarf!

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

We used the color Purple Moor. A subdued and heather-y violet, it’s a real still-waters-run-deep beauty!

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.

Materials

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 2 (3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Woolly Wool, 100% wool. Each skein is 109 yards; approximately 162 (300) yards required. We used the color Purple Moor.
  • US 17 straight or circular needles (20-, 24- or 32-inch lengths would be most comfortable)

Sizes

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 7 (13) inches wide x 70 inches long

Sample: We knit the Wrap size.

Gauge

8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, blocked

8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches + 2.

Sk2p (slip, knit 2 together, pass)

Slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 together, then pass the slipped stitch back over. [2 stitches decreased]

Pattern

Cast on 14 (26) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Row 1 (right side): K1, *k3, yarn over (yo), sk2p (see Notes), yo, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

Row 3: K1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 4: Purl to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1-4 forty-four more times or until scarf measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 3. Be sure to leave enough yarn to bind off.

Bind off loosely purlwise.

Weave in ends, and lightly steam, if desired.

Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho
Big Lace Wrap | Purl Soho