Knitting lace always reveals the wonders of what we can create with our own two hands. With a few simple techniques and a little mental focus, incredibly delicate patterns materialize off the needles, begging the question, “Did I really make that?!”

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Palmetto Wrap is a wonderful exercise in achievable beauty! Its overall chevron pattern has a graphic simplicity, but its multitude of exquisite little eyelets create a compelling intricacy reminiscent of palm leaves casting layered shadows.

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho
Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho

To knit up our Palmetto Wrap, we used our Sweetgrass Fine, a very dainty laceweight with the gravitas of 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. It comes in six undyed colors that range from creamy white and soft sand tones to gray tree bark hues. We chose lovely Buckwheat Beige, but whatever you pick, you’ll need just one skein for a scarf or two for this wrap!

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Materials

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 1 (2) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass Fine, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 930 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 930 (1,730) yards required. We used the color Buckwheat Beige.
  • US 1 (2.25mm), straight or 24-inch circular needles

Gauge

34 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: approximately 10 inches wide x 65 inches long (17 inches wide x 70 inches long)

Sample: We knit the Wrap size.

Pattern

Begin

Cast on 84 (146) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 2 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times, then repeat Row 1 one more time.

Work Lace Pattern either from Written Instructions or Chart, both below.

Lace Pattern: Written Instructions

Beginning Lace Pattern

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, [k5, knit 2 together (k2tog), yarn over (yo), k2, yo, slip slip knit (ssk), k5, p2, k17, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k17, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k5, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k5, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, p4, slip slip purl (ssp), yo, p4, yo, purl 2 together (p2tog), p4, [k2, p16, ssp, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p16, k2, p4, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p4] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k15, k2tog, yo, k8, yo, ssk, k15, p2]  1 (2) time(s), k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, p14, ssp, yo, p10, yo, p2tog, p14, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k13, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k13, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, p12, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p12, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k11, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k8, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k11, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, p10, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p10, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p10, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 9: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k9, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, k2tog, yo, k4, (yo, ssk, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k9, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 10: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, p8, (ssp, yo, p2) 2 times, ssp, yo, p6, (yo, p2tog, p2) 2 times, yo, p2tog, p8, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 11: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k7, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, k2tog, yo, k8, (yo, ssk, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k7, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 12: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, p6, (ssp, yo, p2) 2 times, ssp, yo, p10, (yo, p2tog, p2) 2 times, yo, p2tog, p6, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 13: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k5, (k2tog, yo, k2) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k4, (yo, ssk, k2) 3 times, yo, ssk, k5, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, p4, (ssp, yo, p2) 3 times, ssp, yo, p6, (yo, p2tog, p2) 3 times, yo, p2tog, p4, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Repeating Lace Pattern

Row 15: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k8, (yo, ssk, k2) 3 times, yo, ssk, k3, p2] 1 (2) time(s) k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 16: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, (p2, ssp, yo) 4 times, p10, (yo, p2tog, p2) 4 times, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 17: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 4 times, k2tog, yo, k4, (yo, ssk, k2) 4 times, yo, ssk, k1, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 18: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, (ssp, yo, p2)  4 times, ssp, yo, p6, (yo, p2tog, p2) 4 times, yo, p2tog, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Repeat Rows 15–18 until piece measures approximately 63 (68) inches from cast-on edge.

Ending Lace Pattern

Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 15 and 16.

Row 21: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k12, (yo, ssk, k2) 3 times, yo, ssk, k1, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 22: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, (ssp, yo, p2)  3 times, ssp, yo, p14, (yo, p2tog, p2) 3 times, yo, p2tog, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 23: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, k2tog, yo, k16, (yo, ssk, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k3, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 24: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, (p2, ssp, yo) 3 times, p18, (yo, p2tog, p2) 3 times, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 25: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, k2tog, yo, k20, (yo, ssk, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k1, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 26: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, (ssp, yo, p2)  2 times, ssp, yo, p22, (yo, p2tog, p2) 2 times, yo, p2tog, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 27: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k24, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, p2] 1 (2) time(s) k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 28: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, (p2, ssp, yo) 2 times, p26, (yo, p2tog, p2) 2 times, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 29: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k28, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 30: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p30, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 31: K2, p1, [k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p2, k3, k2tog, yo, k32, yo, ssk, k3, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k3, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k2.

Row 32: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2, [k2, p2, ssp, yo, p34, yo, p2tog, p2, k2, p2, ssp, yo, p8, yo, p2tog, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Row 33: K2, p1, [k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p2, k1, k2tog, yo, k36, yo, ssk, k1, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k1, [k2tog, yo, k2] 2 times, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2.

Row 34: K1, p1, k1, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, [k2, ssp, yo, p38, yo, p2tog, k2, ssp, yo, p2, ssp, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog] 1 (2) time(s), k1, p1, k1.

Go on to Finishing section below.

Lace Pattern: Chart

NOTE: New to reading charts? Unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!

Starting in the bottom right corner of the Chart below, work right-side (odd number) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even number) rows from left to right.

Work up the chart from Row 1 to Row 14 for Beginning, then repeat Rows 15-18 of 4-Row Pattern Repeat until piece measures 63 (68) inches from cast-on edge. Work Rows 19-34 for Ending.

Key

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho

Chart

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Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho

Go on to Finishing section below.

Finishing

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times.

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

Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho
Palmetto Wrap | Purl Soho