Very gently fading from dark to light, our Osmosis Wrap is like a thirsty plant soaking up water, first through its roots, rising up its stem, and spreading out to the tips of its leaves.
This subtle seep of color can be traced back to the Andean highlands and the alpacas who live there, dressed in coats that naturally grow in a wide range of beiges and grays. Our Sweetgrass Fine combines those colors with undyed organic cotton for a collection of six soft and extraordinarily beautiful neutrals.
That explains the gradating undertones of our Osmosis Wrap, but the shot of pink and the slightly downy texture, that’s thanks to bringing a strand of Tussock along for the ride. Sixty percent super fine kid mohair and 40% silk, Tussock also adds a dose of cozy!
The stitch pattern is the same simple lace we use for our Open Air Wrap, just one repeat that wondrously creates a lovely, voluminous netting. To get started with your own Osmosis Wrap, pick up an Osmosis Wrap Bundle, which includes all six Sweetgrass Fine shades, plus a choice of five Tussock colors. Soak up the beauty!
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Our Osmosis Wrap Bundle includes…
- Yarn A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 955 yards required.
- Yarn B: 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass Fine, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 930 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 125 yards required per color.
- Color 1: 1 skein of Heirloom White
- Color 2: 1 skein of Pale Sesame
- Color 3: 1 skein of Buckwheat Beige
- Color 4: 1 skein of Rye Flour
- Color 5: 1 skein of Walnut Shell
- Color 6: 1 skein of Beech Bark
You will also need…
- US 6 (4 mm), 60-inch circular needles
- Optional: A spare needle 1–2 sizes larger, in any length, for cast-on and bind off
Choose from 10 palettes, shown above…
Top Row: Tea Rose; Bright Thistle (we used this for our sample); Anjou Pear
Middle Row: Saffron Yellow; Golden Lichen; Lucky Green
Bottom Row: Bright Verdigris; Partly Cloudy Blue; Lapis Lazuli
Not Pictured: Alpine Phlox
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, holding one strand of Yarn A and Yarn B together
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 18 inches wide x 72 inches long
For assistance with this stitch pattern, visit our original Open Air Wrap story for a step-by-step photo tutorial.
NOTE: You will knit this wrap lengthwise, casting on for the long edge.
With one strand of Yarn A and one strand of Yarn B/ Color 1, cast on 252 stitches, using larger needles if desired. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On. (A tip for casting on so many stitches is to place a stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn every 50 stitches, so that when (not if!) you lose count, you won’t have to recount every stitch.)
Continuing with Yarn A and Color 1, repeat Row 1 until piece measures 3 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut Color 1 and join Color 2.
Holding Yarn A and Color 2 together, repeat Row 1 for 3 more inches, until piece measures 6 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut Color 2 and join Color 3.
Holding Yarn A and Color 3 together, repeat Row 1 for 3 more inches, until piece measures 9 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut Color 3 and join Color 4.
Holding Yarn A and Color 4 together, repeat Row 1 for 3 more inches, until piece measures 12 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut Color 4 and join Color 5.
Holding Yarn A and Color 5 together, repeat Row 1 for 3 more inches, until piece measures 15 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut Color 5 and join Color 6.
Holding Yarn A and Color 6 together, repeat Row 1 for 3 more inches, until piece measures 18 inches from cast-on edge.
Switch to larger needles, if desired, and bind off loosely purlwise.
Weave in the ends and gently wet block to finished dimensions.