Like tiny seeds that grow into a garden, each (seed) stitch of our Arbor Wrap serves to create something extraordinary. Made in our trusty new Knitting Yarn, this project reminds us of the beauty in many small gestures.
In a variation of diamond brocade, diagonal lines of seed stitch intersect across the length of the wrap, creating a design stunning in its simplicity and its beauty. With the wonderful stitch definition of our new Knitting Yarn, the graphic lines of this trellis look sound enough to hold the most enthusiastic of vining plants!
Knitting Yarn is soft and sturdy and as comforting a companion as knitting itself. One hundred percent merino wool from New Zealand, this yarn has a pleasant toothiness, a squishy feel, and a wonderfully even hand.
It comes in twenty gently heathered colors that add a beautiful depth to this elegant pattern. We used seven balls of Blue Willow to make our wrap, while the scarf size takes only four. So, pick your favorite color of our new favorite Knitting Yarn and cast on!
Our original Arbor Blanket was designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton; it was updated into this wrap by Hiromi Glover.
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- 4 (7) balls of Purl Soho’s Knitting Yarn, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 219 yards/ 100g; approximately 810 (1533) yards required. We used the color Blue Willow.
- US 5 (3.75 mm), straight or 24-inch circular needles
22 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in pattern
Finished Dimensions: 10 (18¾) inches wide x 70 inches long, excluding fringe
SAMPLE: We knit the Wrap size.
Worked over a multiple of 12 plus 7 stitches.
Cast on 55 (103) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Now follow either the Written Instructions or Chart Instructions, both below.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): [K1, p1] 2 times, *k1, p9, k1, p1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.
Row 1 (right side): K3, *p1, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, k3.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p3, *k1, p1, k1, p5, [k1, p1] 2 times, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.
Row 3: K3, *k2, p1, k1, p1, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 4: K1, p3, *p2, [k1, p1] 4 times, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.
Row 5: K3, *k4, [p1, k1] 3 times, k2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 6: K1, p3, *p4, k1, p1, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.
Row 7: Repeat Row 5.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 3.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2.
Row 11: Repeat Row 1.
Row 12: [K1, p1] 2 times, *k1, p9, k1, p1, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.
Repeat Rows 1–12 fifty-three more times, or until piece measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 12.
Go on to Bind Off section, below.
NOTE: New to reading charts? Unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!
Start in the bottom left corner of the Chart (see below) and work Set-Up Row on the wrong side. Then work right-side (odd numbered) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even numbered) rows from left to right.
Work Rows 1–12 fifty-four times, or until piece measures approximately 70 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 12, then go on to Bind Off section, below.
(Want to see it bigger? Click here and view the chart as a PDF.)
Bind-Off Row (right side): K2, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, *[p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over] 2 times, [k1, pass first stitch over] 6 times, p1, pass first stitch over, k1, pass first stitch over, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, p1, pass first stitch over, [k1, pass first stitch over] 3 times. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.
Weave in the ends and wet block.
Cut 90 (170) strands of yarn, each 8 inches long.
Working with a bundle of 5 strands held together, fold bundle in half to form a loop, use a spare crochet hook to pull loop through corner on short edge of Scarf (Wrap), pass ends through the loop and pull ends to secure. Repeat along both short edges of Scarf (Wrap), placing fringe approximately every 6 stitches at each diamond center and cpoint, for a total of 9 (17) bundles of fringe at each end of Scarf (Wrap).
Trim ends of fringe as desired. We lay our fringe straight and flat, then trimmed it to approximately 3½ inches long with a straightedge ruler and rotary cutter.