Elementary Wrap In Santolina
What an Elementary Wrap lacks in splashy embellishments and hot-dogging techniques, it gains in clear-minded fiber appreciation!
In this case, our gorgeous Santolina takes the stage with its fathomless beauty. A blend of organically grown cotton, rayon from bamboo, and hemp, it is wonderfully soft and also just right for warm weather’s chills: from overly enthusiastic air conditioning to windy evenings by the lake.
We pulled Santolina’s palette from nature’s softer side. Here, we chose Sea Turtle, a beautiful green-blue balancing act, but we also love wise Gray Owl, wafting Red Smoke, and frosty Ice Pond. Pick up four skeins of whatever color contributes to your fiber appreciation!
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- 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Santolina, 70% organically grown cotton, 20% bamboo, and 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1,176 yards required. We used the color Sea Turtle.
- US 3 (3.25) straight or 24-inch circular needles
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 70 inches long
NOTE: We followed our original Elementary Wrap pattern but with a few tiny changes.
Here is exactly what to do for this Santolina version…
Cast on 113 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Row 1 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to last three stitches, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last three stitches, p1, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong-side row.
Bind-off Row (right side): Bind off in pattern.
Weave in the ends and wet block flat.