Our Little Moons Lace Wrap reflects the moon across a deep mountain lake, its image refracted and multiplied over the surface of the water… Such celestial beauty brought to earth!

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

Pinpricks of light and color peek through the texture of the lace, surrounding our little moons in a galaxy of stars, while strong diagonal lines travel between the lacy crescents, the ripples on our lake’s surface.

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

It may all look as beautifully complicated as the night sky, but this wrap is wonderfully simple to knit. The lace pattern is an easy ten-row repeat of basic increases and decreases that are just right for keeping the knitting fun!

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

We knit our Little Moons Wrap in our lovely Santolina, a combination of 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, and 10% hemp. It is soft with a gentle shine and a lightness that makes it fantastic for three-season accessories.

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

Santolina now comes in six new colors, who join a soft and soothing palette of beautifully heathered hues. Add in the gorgeous drape you’d expect from these plant fibers, and you’ll be over the moon for our Little Moons Lace Wrap!

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

Originally designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!

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Materials

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho
  • 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Santolina, 70% organically grown cotton, 20% bamboo and 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1110 yards required. We used the color Teal Spruce.
  • US 6 (4 mm) straight or 24-inch circular needles

GAUGE

22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

SIZE

Unblocked Dimensions: 17½ inches wide x 70 inches long

Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 78 inches long

NOTES

STITCH MULTIPLE

Worked over a multiple of 6 plus 10 stitches.

INCREASES

RLI (Right Lifted Increase): Lift right leg of the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle onto the left-hand needle and knit it. [1 stitch increased]

For more information about this technique, please visit our Lifted Increases Tutorial.

M1R purlwise (Make One Right Purlwise, worked on the wrong side): With the left needle, pick up the horizontal strand between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from back to front, then purl through front loop of the strand. This makes a right-leaning increase on the right, or knit, side of the fabric. [1 stitch increased]

For more information about this technique, please visit our Make 1 Purlwise Tutorial.

PATTERN

Cast on 100 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

Now follow either the Written or Chart Instructions, both below.

LITTLE MOONS LACE: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1 (right side): K6, *knit 2 together (k2tog), yarn over (yo), k4, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2tog, RLI (see Notes), k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): P3, m1R purlwise (see Notes), *purl 2 together (p2tog), p3, yo, p1, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p2tog, p5.

Row 3: K4, *k2tog, k2, yo, k2, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, k2tog, k2, RLI, k2.

Row 4: P5, m1R purlwise, *p2tog, p1, yo, p3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2tog, p3.

Row 5: K2, *k2tog, k4, yo, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, k2tog, k4, RLI, k2.

Row 6: P1, m1R purlwise, *p2tog, p4, yo, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2tog, p1.

Row 7: K3, *yo, k3, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 8: P2, *p2tog, p2, yo, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.

Row 9: K5, *yo, k1, k2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, yo, k1, k2tog, k2.

Row 10: P2, *p2tog, yo, p4, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p2.

Repeat Rows 1–10 until piece measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge or to desired length, ending with Row 9.

Go on to Finishing section below.

LITTLE MOONS LACE: CHART

NOTE: New to reading charts? Unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!

Starting in the bottom right corner of the Chart below, work right-side (odd number) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even number) rows from left to right.

Work Rows 1–10 until piece measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge or to desired length, ending with Row 9.

KEY

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

CHART

NOTE: Want to see it bigger? Download this chart (and key) as a PDF!

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho

Go on to Finishing section below.

FINISHING

Next Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends and block to finished dimensions.

Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho
Little Moons Lace Wrap In Santolina | Purl Soho