What about when knitted fabric acts more like paper, crisply creased into an accordion fold? Then knitting has accomplished something new, and you’ve got a beautiful Pleated Wrap!

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho

There is literally nothing more here than knits and purls, and somehow they arrange themselves in a completely unexpected texture, like a folded paper fan.

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho

For beautiful stitch definition and a truly lovely feel, we used our Season Alpaca. This yarn is all about close-to-your-neck coziness and the silky, soft beauty of 100% super baby alpaca.

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho

Season Alpaca is now available in seven new colors, including this juicy Fresh Fig. We love its depth and richness! We also welcome Blue Pansy, a vibrant blue right on the verge of purple; Gray Shade, a dark shadow of a neutral, and a handful of other very tempting beauties!

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho

You’ll need six skeins of whatever color you choose, new or old, for the wrap shown here, or pick up just three for a narrower scarf. Then cast on to find out just what knits and purls can do!

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 3 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% super baby alpaca. Each skein is 218 yards; approximately 654 (1308) yards required. We used Fresh Fig.
  • US 4, 24-inch circular or straight needles

Gauge

28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern (unstretched)

26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

NOTE: For both sizes you will use just about all of yarn. To avoid running out of yarn make sure you achieve this gauge.

Sizes

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: 7¾ (14¾) inches wide x 68 inches long, unstretched

Sample: We knit up the Wrap size.

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This stitch works over a multiple of 8 + 7 stitches.

Pattern

Cast on 55 (103) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): K3, *p1, k7, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, k3.

Row 2 (right side): *K7, p1, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k7.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 68 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.

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

Weave in ends and wet block.

Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho
Pleated Wrap | Purl Soho