Like a dancer mid-leap, the lightness of Miriam Walchshäusl‘s Tulle Wrap defies gravity, draping around the body with beautiful grace.

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho

Miriam knit the Tulle Wrap in lofty half-brioche stitch with nupps (tinier, even cuter bobbles!) rippling down the center of the fabric in flowing arches.

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho

Held double throughout, our lace-weight Tussock is a gorgeous mix of 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk and is the perfect choice for a light and airy knit like the Tulle Wrap. The mohair creates a wonderful halo that fills the space between the loose stitches, and the yarn’s silk core glows as it catches the light.

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho
Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho

We made our sample in Pink Fog, reminiscent of a ballet dancer’s delicate tutu. But with over two dozen colors to choose from, you’ll have no trouble making this gossamer beauty your own!

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Miriam Walchshäusl. Miriam is based in Germany and has been knitting for over twenty years. Her designs, published under the moniker Mrs. Funny Valentine, are elegant and wearable knits that are inspired by the stories of women who stand up for their beliefs, uplift others, and bring positive change… We love her vision and approach!

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Materials

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is approximately 328 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 2,135 yards required. We used Pink Fog.
  • US 9 (5.5 mm) straight or 24-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Optional: Small crochet hook for lace- or fingering-weight yarn (see Notes, Nupp, below)

GAUGE

19 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in Half-Brioche Stitch (see Notes), with yarn held double (see Notes)

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 19¾ inches wide x 78¾ inches long

NOTES

YARN DOUBLED

You will double the yarn throughout this pattern, holding two strands of Tussock together. The easiest way to do this is to wind two skeins into separate balls and pull one strand from each.

SLIP STITCHES

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in back, unless otherwise specified.

HALF-BRIOCHE STITCH PATTERN (FOR GAUGE SWATCH)

Worked over an odd number of stitches.Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back (wyib), *yos (see Basic Brioche Stitches, below), k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front (wyif), *bk2tog (see Basic Brioche Stitches), p1, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for stitch pattern.

BASIC BRIOCHE STITCHES

For tips on working Brioche Stitch, please visit our Brioche Stitch Tutorial.

YOS (YARN OVER SLIP)

Bring yarn forward, slip 1 purlwise, bring yarn over right needle to back.

BK2TOG (BRIOCHE KNIT 2 TOGETHER)

Knit next stitch together with its paired yarn over.

BRIOCHE DECREASES

For more help with these techniques, please visit our Brioche Stitch: Basic Decreases Tutorial!

BK3TOG (RIGHT LEANING BRIOCHE DECREASE)

Knit 2 together (next knit stitch with its paired yarn over and following purl stitch), slip resulting stitch back to left needle, pass following stitch (a knit stitch and its paired yarn over) over first stitch on left needle and off needle, move resulting stitch back to right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

BSK2P (BRIOCHE SLIP KNIT 2 PASS)

Slip 1 brioche stitch with its paired yarn over knitwise, knit 2 together (next purl stitch with following knit stitch and its paired yarn over), pass slip stitch and its paired yarn over together over and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

K3TOGB (RIGHT LEANING HALF BRIOCHE DECREASE)

Knit 2 together, slip resulting stitch back to left needle, pass following stitch (a knit stitch and its paired yarn over) over first stitch on left needle and off needle, move resulting stitch back to right needle. [2 stitches decreased]

SBK2P (SLIP BRIOCHE KNIT 2 PASS)

Slip 1 brioche stitch with its paired yarn over knitwise, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch and its paired yarn over together over and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased

MAKE NUPP

This small bobble is worked on the wrong side only and always into a purl stitch.

On wrong side: Loosely ([k1, yo] 3 times, k1) into next stitch, slip resulting 7 stitches back to left needle, knit 7 together through the back loop, slip resulting stitch back to left needle, k1.

Tip: If you struggle with knitting 7 together through back loop, try using a small crochet hook to draw the working yarn through those 7 stitches, then place resulting stitch on left needle, ready to be knit.

PATTERN

BEGIN

With two strands of yarn held together (see Notes), loosely cast on 95 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back (wyib), *yos (see Notes), k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front (wyif), *bk2tog (see Notes), p1, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times, or until piece measures 1¼ inches from cast-on edge.

SECTION A

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, *yos, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 16 times, bk2tog, make nupp (see Notes), bk3tog (see Notes), [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p (see Notes), make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 17 times. [91 stitches]

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 16 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 10 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 17 times. [95 stitches]

Row 4: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 15 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k3togb (see Notes), [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, sbk2p (Notes), p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 16 times. [91 stitches]

Row 5: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 15 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 12 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 16 times. [95 stitches]

Row 6: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 14 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 15 times. [91 stitches]

Row 7: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 14 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 14 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 15 times. [95 stitches]

Row 8: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 13 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, p1, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, p1, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 14 times. [91 stitches]

Row 9: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 13 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 16 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 14 times. [95 stitches]

Row 10: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 12 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 2 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 2 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 13 times. [91 stitches]

Row 11: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 12 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 18 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 13 times. [95 stitches]

Row 12: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 11 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 3 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 3 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 12 times. [91 stitches]

Row 13: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 11 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 20 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 12 times. [95 stitches]

Row 14: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 10 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 4 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 4 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 11 times. [91 stitches]

Row 15: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 10 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 22 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 11 times. [95 stitches]

Row 16: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 9 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 5 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 5 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 10 times. [91 stitches]

Row 17: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 9 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 24 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 10 times. [95 stitches]

Row 18: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 8 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 6 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 6 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 9 times. [91 stitches]

Row 19: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 8 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 26 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 9 times. [95 stitches]

Row 20: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 7 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 7 times, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 9 times, p1, bsk2p, [p1, bk2tog] 7 times, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, make nupp, [bk2tog, p1] 8 times. [91 stitches]

SECTION B

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 7 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 28 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 8 times. [95 stitches]

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 7 times, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 16 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk3tog, [p1, bk2tog] 10 times, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 8 times. [93 stitches]

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 19 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 26 times. [95 stitches]

Row 4: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 24 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k3togb, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 5: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 20 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 25 times. [95 stitches]

Row 6: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 23 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 7: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 21 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 24 times. [95 stitches]

Row 8: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 22 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, bk2tog, p1, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 9: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 22 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 23 times. [95 stitches]

Row 10: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 21 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 2 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 11: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 23 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 22 times. [95 stitches]

Row 12: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 20 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 3 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 13: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 24 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 21 times. [95 stitches]

Row 14: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 4 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 15: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 25 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 20 times. [95 stitches]

Row 16: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 18 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 5 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 17: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 26 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 19 times. [95 stitches]

Row 18: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 17 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 6 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

Row 19: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 27 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 18 times. [95 stitches]

Row 20: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 16 times, bk2tog, make nupp, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 7 times, bk3tog, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 19 times. [93 stitches]

SECTION C

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 28 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 17 times. [95 sts]

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 16 times, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 29 times.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, *yos, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *bk2tog, p1, repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 5–8: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 two more times.

CONTINUE

Repeat Sections A, B, and C seven more times.

Work Section A one more time.

SECTION D

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, [yos, k1] 7 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 28 times, yos, [k1, yo, k1] in nupp, [yos, k1] 8 times. [95 stitches]

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [bk2tog, p1] 7 times, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 30 times, bk2tog, p1, k1, p1, [bk2tog, p1] 8 times.

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, *yos, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 4: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *bk2tog, p1, repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 5–8: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 two more times.

With right side facing you, bind off all stitches in pattern. Here’s how…

Bind-Off Row (right side): K1, *p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to end of row.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. Handwash and gently block.

Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho
Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho
Tulle Wrap | Purl Soho