Lace Columns Wrap
Like the sun glinting through the columns of the Parthenon, illuminating the beauty Ancient Greeks found in balance and harmony, our Lace Columns Wrap embraces the elegance of graceful lines.
A pattern of yarn-over increases and simple decreases creates the graphic lines that define the Lace Columns Wrap. The resulting small windows highlight that it’s often the space between where the play of color and light turn to magic.
In our mohair-silk Tussock, light glistens off the silk and mingles with the soft mohair, while the unique depth of color comes from holding two strands of different, but related, shades. We’ve created twelve gorgeous Lace Columns Wrap Bundles so you can pick the one that shines for you!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
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- Color A: 2 (3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 355 (700) total yards required. We used the color Lucky Green.
- Color B: 2 (3) skeins of Tussock; approximately 355 (700) total yards required. We used the color Cypress Green.
- US 5 (3.75 mm), straight or 24-inch circular needles
Our Lace Columns Wrap Bundle includes all the yarn you need to make the Wrap size. Pick from 12 palettes, shown above… (NOTE: Some of these bundles are no longer available.)
Top Row: Heirloom White + Beach Stone; Pink Fog + Apple Blossom; Anjou Pear + Alizarin Orange
Second Row: Silver Needle + Cloud Blue; Pale Orchid + Alpine Phlox; Ripe Boysenberry + Pink Joy
Third Row: Nickel Blue + Partly Cloudy Blue; Cerulean Sea + Bright Verdigris; Blue Fjord + Lapis Lazuli
Bottom Row: Saffron Yellow + Golden Lichen; Lucky Green + Cypress Green (we used this for our sample); Gray Quartz + Blue Black
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern, holding Colors A and B together
Finished Dimensions: 8¾ (17¼) inches wide x 70 inches long
Sample: We knit the Wrap size.
This pattern is worked over a multiple of 8 + 2 stitches.
Holding Color A and Color B together, loosely cast on 42 (82) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): K1, p1, knit to last 2 stitches, p1, k1.
Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, *k4, knit 2 together (k2tog), [yarn over (yo)] 2 times, slip slip knit (ssk), repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k4, p1, k2.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, p5, *[k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, p6, repeat from * to last 10 stitches (2 yo’s from previous row count as two stitches), [k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 1.
Next Row (wrong side): K1, p1, *k6, [k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k6, p1, k1.
With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends and gently wet block to finished dimensions.
42 comments on “Lace Columns Wrap”
There is no video for : [k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row.
Is it possible to explain how to do this?
I like the looks of this pattern and am interested in expanding it to a throw. Can I double the width and add 8 stitches? Does that sound about right? I’d love to use the lighter lucky green and try to pair it with a blue. Do you have a suggestion as to which shade blue would be best? Thanks for your thoughts!
Please be more clear on this instruction: [k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row,
On row 1 are the (2) knit two together (2) yarn overs and (2) slip slip knits actual stitches or explanations of abbreviations
I got it! Finally
Hello. My comment is in reading the instructions, in Row 2 if you repeat the work up to the last 9 stitches and next treat the 2 yarn overs as 2 stitches by k1, p1, then p5, k1, p1, k1, that equals 10 stitches instead of 9 stitches. Where am I going wrong?
Maybe I’m reading wrong. End of row 2, last 9 stitches. Doesn’t that add up to ten?
[k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, p5, *[k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, p6, repeat from * to last 9 stitches, [k1, p1] into 2 yo’s from previous row, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Castin on 42 (82) stitches. How many are we casting on? 42 or 82?
I’m confused about row one. I’m starting the wrap with 82 stitches. Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, *k4, knit 2 together (k2tog), [yarn over (yo)] 2 times, slip slip knit (ssk), repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k4, p1, k2.
The pattern includes using 10 stitches. The first 4 knit. 2 stitches together. 2 yarn overs. 2 for slip. If I repeat that 7 times that’s 70 stitches. With the k2,p1 at the beginning. (3 stitches) and 7 at the end. That’s leaves me with 2 leftover stitches. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks so much for all your free patterns! I have some Blue Lagoon Tussock in my stash that is a little bright for me, but this project seems perfect for pairing it with another color and toning it down a bit. I was considering Blue Fjord (darker), Nickel Blue (lighter but muted), or maybe even Balsam Green, to go more blue green, but it’s hard to guess whether the undertones of these will play nicely together. If you have the actual yarns in front of you, do you know what might work best? Thanks!
I’m having difficulty using the super fine tussock on the ssk stitch because I knit very tight. I purchased the partly cloudy blue and nickel blue bundle. Can you recommend another weight yarn that I can pair with the tussock and still make the wrap? How much would I need? Thank you.
Just want to ask (before I make a messy mistake!) whether it would work to wind one strand color A and one strand color B together from their respective skeins into a working yarn ball? Or is that risky?
Hello. I just want to follow up on a question I submitted and haven’t received a response. My question was: I’m having difficulty with the ssk stitch using the tussock since I knit very tightly. I want to know if you can recommend a slightly denser yarn to use and still make the wrap. How much would I need? I’m using the nickel blue and partly cloudy blue combo. Thanks.
This is my first time using your skeins. How do unwind/ re wind the skeins to begin knitting?
The gauge is 19 stitches and 27 rows in pattern but the pattern is multiple of 8 plus 2? Which would be 18?
This pattern is SO pretty. Thank you.
I’m confused on the ssks on row 1. As it starts after a yo, I slip 1st stitch of ssk with yarn in front (so as not to loose the yo) for the 2nd ssk stitch, should my yarn be with yf, or yb?
Then, to complete the ssk, should my yarn be behind or in front?
Sorry to be thick, but would love clarification. Many thanks and wishing all at Purl Soho a very merry Christmas.
Hi – I love the pattern and the looks of this wrap! I have been trying to get the pattern to work for 2 days (!). I am working on the scarf pattern. With the casting on of 42 stitches – I have not been able to get the pattern yet for Row 1. It says to repeat from the * to the last 7 stitches….I have tried 4 times and graphed it out too and I have 6 stitches at the end of the row – after the ssk.
Can you please help!
I love the look of this pattern for a wrap and I’m considering making it. However, I wondered if it would work just using one strand of yarn instead of two. I’m guessing it might work out to be a bit smaller in size? I look forward to hearing from you.
Happy New Year! Thank you, Cindy
How many stitches do you recommend to cast on for the gauge swatch in pattern? Do you count the long floating stitch as one stitch or two?