Feeling as happy as a lark isn’t just for the three seasons that aren’t winter! If cold is the problem, only wear what’s warm and cozy, and if it’s grayness that’s dispiriting, only choose uplifting colors. Our Lark Wrap obeys both rules and even adds beauty into the wintery mix!

Lark Wrap | Purl Soho

The Lark Wrap uses stockinette stitch as a backdrop to angular sections of Thorn Stitch, a lovely stitch with the feathery texture of a lark’s wing.

Lark Wrap | Purl Soho

And it’s all very plush and cushy in our brand new Partridge. As plump as a partridge, as soft as its downy under-feathers, and as cozy as a covey, Partridge is a single ply of incredibly wonderful merino wool.

Lark Wrap | Purl Soho

A worsted weight with a very satisfying density, Partridge is a true joy to knit. It comes in lots of inspiring colors, from fresh Spring Pea to deep Purple Night, and for a lark, also this sweet Coquina Pink!

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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, #PurlSohoLarkWrap and #PurlSohoPartridge. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Lark Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 5 (9) skeins of Purl Soho’s Partridge, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 131 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 560 (1075) yards required. We used the color Coquina Pink.
  • US 8 (5 mm), 24-inch circular or straight needles
  • A removable stitch marker

Gauge

16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (see Notes, below)

16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Thorn Stitch (see Notes, below)

Size

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: 10¼ (19¼) inches wide x 73 inches long

Sample: We knit the Wrap size.

Notes

SLIP STITCHES

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

STITCH PATTERNS

STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

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.

THORN STITCH PATTERN

NOTE: Thorn Stitch has a tendency to work up on the tight side. Be sure to knit this stitch pattern loosely so it will easily block to the same gauge as your stockinette swatch.

Cast on a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.

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

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, k1, *into next stitch [k1, yarn over (yo), k1], k3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k1, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 3 (see Note, above) with yarn in front (wyif), p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, slip 3 wyif, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Row 3: K2, p1, *knit 2 together (k2tog), slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), slip slip knit (ssk), k1, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to last 6 stitches, k3, p1, k2.

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 3 wyif, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, k2, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 8: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, slip 1 wyif, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Repeat Rows 1–8.

PATTERN

BEGIN

Cast on 41 (77) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

BEGIN THORN STITCH

NOTE: The stitch count in this pattern changes from row to row. It increases in Rows 1 and 5, then decreases back to the original number in Rows 3 and 7. To verify that your stitch count is correct, count at the end of Rows 3, 4, 7 or 8.

Work Rows 1–8 of Thorn Stitch Pattern (see Notes) 2 times, then repeat Rows 1–7 one more time.

Next Row (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, p3, place marker (pm), p2, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, slip 1 wyif, [p1, k1] 2 times. [41 (77) stitches]

STAGGERED SECTION 1

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, k1, *into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k3, repeat from * to 3 stitches before marker, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k2, slip marker (sm), knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, p2, *slip 3 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, slip 3 wyif, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Row 3: K2, p1, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to marker, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, remove marker (rm), p2, pm, p2, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to 2 stitches before marker, k2, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, p2, *slip 3 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, k2, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to marker, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, rm, p2, pm, p2, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, slip 1 wyif, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Repeat Rows 1–8 six (15) more times, then repeat Rows 1–4 one more time, removing stitch marker after final repeat.

SCARF SIZE ONLY

Work Rows 1 and 2 of Stockinette Stitch Pattern (see Notes) 56 times or for about 17¼ inches.

STAGGERED SECTION 2

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last 5 stitches, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k1, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): [K1, p1] 2 times, slip 3 wyif, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K2, p1, knit to last 8 stitches, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, p3, slip 1 wyib, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, knit to last 7 stitches, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k3, p1, k2.

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, p3, slip 3 wyif, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, knit to last 10 stitches, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k2, p1, k2.

Row 8: [K1, p1] 2 times, [slip 1 wyif, p3] 2 times, pm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 9: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 10: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 3 wyif, p3, repeat from * to marker, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 11: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k2, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Row 12: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, p1, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 13: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k1, *into next stitch [k1, yo, k1] k3, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 3 wyif, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, p1, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 15: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 16: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to marker, rm, slip 1 wyif, p3, pm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 17: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 18: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 3 wyif, p3, repeat from * to marker, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 19: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k2, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Row 20: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, p1, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Repeat Rows 13–20 two (7) more times, then repeat rows 13–18 one more time.

Next Row (right side): K2, p1, knit to marker, rm, k2, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, pm, ssk, k1, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Next Row (wrong side):  Repeat Row 12.

STAGGERED SECTION 3

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k1, *into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k3, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 3 wyif, repeat from * to one stitch before marker, p1, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 4: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to marker, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k1, p1, k2.

Row 6: [K1, p1] 2 times, *slip 3 wyif, p3, repeat from * to marker, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, knit to marker, rm, k2, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, pm, ssk, *k1, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, *p3, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, p1, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Rows 9–32 (9–72): Repeat Rows 1–8 three (8) more times.

Row 33 (73): K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k1, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k3, p1, k2.

Row 34 (74): K1, p1, k1, p3, slip 3 wyif, p1, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 35 (75): K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k2, p1, k2.

Row 36 (76): [K1, p1] 2 times, slip 1 wyif, p3, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 37 (77): K2, p1, knit to marker, sm, k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k1, p1, k2.

Row 38 (78): [K1, p1] 2 times, slip 3 wyif, p3, sm, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Row 39 (79): K2, p1, knit to marker, rm, k2, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, p1, k2.

Beginning with Row 2, repeat Rows 1 and 2 of Stockinette Stitch Pattern 79 (35) times, or for 24¼ (10¾) inches, then repeat Row 2 one more time.

STAGGERED SECTION 4

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, k1, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl to last 6 stitches, slip 3 wyif, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: K2, p1, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k3, pm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, p2, slip 1 wyif, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 5: K2, p1, k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k2, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, p2, slip 3 wyif, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 7: K2, p1, k2, k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, rm, k3, pm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, *p3, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Row 9: K2, p1, k1, *into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], k3, repeat from * to marker, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 10: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, *p3, slip 3 wyif, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, [p1, k1] 2 times.

Row 11: K2, p1, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, k1, rm, k2, pm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 12: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, *p3, slip 1 wyif, p3, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 13: K2, p1, *k3, into next stitch [k1, yo, k1], repeat from * to 3 stitches before marker, k3, sm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, purl to marker, sm, *p3, slip 3 wyif, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 15: K2, p1, k2, *k2tog, slip 1 wyib, ssk, k1, repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, k1, rm, k2, pm, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Repeat Rows 8–15 two (8) more times, then repeat Rows 8–11 one more time.

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

Bind off in pattern, knitting the knits and purling the purls.

FINISHING

Weave in the ends and wet block to finished dimensions.

Lark Wrap | Purl Soho
Lark Wrap | Purl Soho