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. 

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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.

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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!

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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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Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoOsmosisWrap, #PurlSohoTussock and #PurlSohoSweetgrassFine. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

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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 5 palettes, shown above…

Top Row: Bright Thistle (we used this for our sample)

Middle Row: Partly Cloudy Blue; Alpine Phlox

Bottom Row: Bright Verdigris; Golden Lichen

Gauge

14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, holding one strand of Yarn A and Yarn B together

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 18 inches wide x 72 inches long

Notes

STITCH PATTERN

For assistance with this stitch pattern, visit our original Open Air Wrap story for a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Pattern

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.)

Row 1: K1, *yarn over, purl 2 together, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

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.

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