Like hearts entwined, cables connect in ways both complex and inspired. Our Entwined Wrap submits to the laws of love with cables interlacing in a braided dance. What beauty to behold!

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho

This is a fun one for people new to cables, as well as old-time cable lovers. Nothing ever gets too difficult, but you do get to engage your brain a bit, never a bad thing! We offer the instructions both written out and in a chart, so pick your cup of tea.

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho
Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho

To knit up our Entwined Wrap, we used lovely Santolina. A mix of 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, and 10% hemp, it is a perfect yarn for three-season accessories. It is wonderfully soft and gently heathered, with a subtle shine. We love its hand, both while we knit and while we wear!

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Materials

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 3 (5) skeins of Purl Soho’s Santolina, 70% organically grown cotton, 20% bamboo and 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards; approximately 846 (1598) yards required. We used the color Purple Moor.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), straight or 24-inch circular needles
  • A cable stitch holder
  • Stitch markers

Gauge

31 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern

26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 9¾ (18¼) inches wide x 70 inches long

Sample: We knit the Wrap size.

Notes

Stitch Multiple

This pattern is worked over a multiple of 22 + 31 stitches.

Cables

NOTE: For more information about making cables, visit our Cable Tutorial. Although it shows a 6-stitch cable and this pattern uses 4- or 5-stitch cables, the technique is the same!

Cable 4 Front + Back

CABLE 4 FRONT (C4F): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

CABLE 4 BACK (C4B): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

2/2 Left Purl Cross + Right Purl Cross

2/2 LEFT PURL CROSS (2/2 LPC): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, p2, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

2/2 RIGHT PURL CROSS (2/2 RPC): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then p2 from cable stitch holder.

Cable 5 Front

CABLE 5 FRONT (C5F): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k3, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

Pattern

Cast on 75 (141) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 3 with yarn in front (wyif), k2, p2, [k17, p5] 2 (5) times, k17, p2, k2, slip 3 wyif.  

Set-Up Row 2 (right side): K3, p2, k2, [p17, k5] 2 (5) times, p17, k2, p2, k3.

Repeat Set-Up Row 1 one more time.

Repeat Rows 1–40 from either the Written Instructions or Chart, below, 13 times, then proceed to Finishing section.

Written Instructions

Row 1 (right side): K3, p2, k2, [p17, C5F (see Notes)] 2 (5) times, p17, k2, p2, k3.

Row 2 (wrong side) and every even numbered row: Slip 3 wyif, knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyif.

Row 3: K3, p2, [C4F (see Notes), p13, C4B (see Notes), p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 5: K3, p2, [k2, 2/2 LPC (see Notes), p9, 2/2 RPC (see Notes), k2, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 7: K3, p2, [k2, p2, 2/2 LPC, p5, 2/2 RPC, p2, k2, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 9: K3, p2, [2/2 LPC, p2, 2/2 LPC, p1, 2/2 RPC, p2, 2/2 RPC, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 11: K3, p2, [p2, 2/2 LPC, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, 2/2 RPC, p3] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 13: K3, p2, [p4, 2/2 LPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/2 RPC, p5] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 15: K3, p2, [p6, 2/2 LPC, p1, 2/2 RPC, p7] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 17: K3, p2, [p8, C5F, p9] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 19: Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches to end of row.

Row 21: Repeat Row 17.

Row 23: K3, p2, [p6, C4B, p1, C4F, p7] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 25: K3, p2, [p4, 2/2 RPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/2 LPC, p5] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 27: K3, p2, [p2, 2/2 RPC, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, 2/2 LPC, p3] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 29: K3, p2, [2/2 RPC, p2, 2/2 RPC, p1, 2/2 LPC, p2, 2/2 LPC, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 31: K3, p2, [k2, p2, 2/2 RPC, p5, 2/2 LPC, p2, k2, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 33: K3, p2, [k2, 2/2 RPC, p9, 2/2 LPC, k2, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 35: K3, p2, [2/2 RPC, p13, 2/2 LPC, p1] 3 (6) times, p1, k3.

Row 37: K3, p2, k2, [p17, C5F] 2 (5) times, p17, k2, p2, k3.

Row 39: Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches to end of row.

Row 40: Slip 3 wyif, knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyif.

Chart

Start in the bottom right corner of the Chart (see below). Work right-side (odd numbered) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even numbered) rows from left to right. And for more help, please visit our Reading A Chart tutorial!

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho

Key

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho

(Want to see it bigger? Click here [LINK] and view the chart as a PDF!)

Finishing

With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho
Entwined Wrap | Purl Soho