Our gorgeous Nature’s Palette Wrap is for those who appreciate nature’s grand gestures, like flaming sunsets, as well as its more subtle moments, like the iridescent flash of a hummingbird in flight.

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A carefully crafted tribute to our Nature’s Palette Blanket, this wrap might be smaller in size, but its artistry is expansive! It has all the same gorgeous gradient color as its namesake, now in a version that can venture out into the world with you.

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In a simple seed stitch pattern, the Nature’s Palette Wrap has just enough texture to add interest… Both to the knitting and the exquisite result! The nooks and crannies between the stitches give light and shadow a place to play across the surface of the fabric.

Nature’s Palette Wrap | Purl Soho

The hearty complexity of Linen Quill pumps up the beauty of any project, and with two strands held together, the richness of each stitch is pure color joy!

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Linen Quill’s springiness and durability come from its fine highland wool content, while alpaca adds lovely long-fiber softness. The linen lends a slightly rustic texture that conjures the organic beauty of nature at work.

Nature’s Palette Wrap | Purl Soho
Nature’s Palette Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Nature’s Palette Wrap Bundle includes eight skeins of Linen Quill, a magnificent amount of inspiration in a smaller, more affordable package than our Blanket Bundle. Cast on and enjoy the vibrance of nature’s palette!

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Designed by Gaby Bush, based on the original Nature’s Palette Blanket by Joelle Hoverson.

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Materials

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Our Nature’s Palette Wrap Bundle includes…

  • 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards/ 100 grams.
    • 1 skein of Dark Iris; approximately 230 (430) total yards required
    • 1 skein of True Turquoise; approximately 215 (410) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Vintage Celadon; approximately 150 (270) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Oatmeal Gray; approximately 220 (395) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Crocus Bud; approximately 195 (350) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Rosewood Pink; approximately 110 (200) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Kiln Red; approximately 110 (190) total yards required
    • 1 skein of Chestnut Red; approximately 205 (365) total yards required

You’ll also need… 

  • US 7 (4.5 mm), 16- or 24-inch circular needles
  • A removable stitch marker (optional)

NOTE: The Nature’s Palette Wrap Bundle will make one Wrap, or just about 2 Scarves (depending on your gauge and the length of your tails). If you would like to make a second scarf, we recommend picking up an additional skein each of both Dark Iris and Oatmeal Gray just in case and leaving your extra skeins unwound so you can return them for store credit if you don’t need them after all! Check out our full Return Policy here.

GAUGE

19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stitch Pattern with yarn doubled (see Notes)

SIZES

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 10 (18) inches wide x 75 inches long

NOTES

COLOR KEY

Throughout this pattern you will hold two strands of yarn as you work. We have named each combination Colors A-L. Please note that some combinations use two of the same color strands.

Color A: Dark Iris + Dark Iris
Color B: Dark Iris + True Turquoise
Color C: True Turquoise + True Turquoise
Color D: True Turquoise + Vintage Celadon
Color E: Vintage Celadon + Oatmeal Gray
Color F: Oatmeal Gray + Oatmeal Gray
Color G: Vintage Celadon + Crocus Bud
Color H: Crocus Bud + Oatmeal Gray
Color I: Crocus Bud + Rosewood Pink
Color J: Rosewood Pink + Chestnut Red
Color K: Chestnut Red + Kiln Red
Color L: Chestnut Red + Dark Iris

STITCH PATTERN

Worked over an odd number of rows.

Row 1 (right side): K2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front (wyif), *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 purlwise wyif.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

COLOR CHANGE

The Color Change rows transition from the Original Color to the New Color over the course of 4 rows.

Set Up: After completing instructions to work in Stitch Pattern in Original Color, cut yarns, leaving 3 (5)-yard tails. Wind the tails into one small ball.

Row 1 (right side): With New Color, k2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1. Slide work (see below).

Row 2 (right side): With Original Color, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1. Turn work (see below).

Row 3: (wrong side): With Original Color, slip 1 purlwise wyif, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 purlwise wyif. Slide work.

Row 4: (wrong side): With New Color, slip 1 purlwise wyif, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 purlwise wyif.

TURN AND SLIDE

When you work the Color Change Rows, you either “slide” or “turn” the work at the end of each row.

“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles: Transfer the needle from your left hand into your right hand and the needle from your right hand into your left, flipping the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is right there waiting for you!

PATTERN

With Color A (see Notes), cast on 47 (85) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Note: You may find it helpful to place a removable marker or piece of scrap yarn on the right side of the work, once established.

Work in Stitch Pattern (see Notes) until piece measures 4½ inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change Set Up and Rows 1-4 (see Notes), adding in Color B.

With Color B, work in Stitch Pattern for 3 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color C.

With Color C, work in Stitch Pattern for 8 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color D.

With Color D, work Stitch Pattern for 1 inch, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color E.

With Color E, work Stitch Pattern for 1½ inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color F.

With Color F, work in Stitch Pattern for 6½ inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color E.

With Color E, work Stitch Pattern for 1 inch, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color G.

With Color G, work in Stitch Pattern for 8 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color H.

With Color H, work in Stitch Pattern for 4 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color I.

With Color I, work in Stitch Pattern for 6½ inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color J.

With Color J, work in Stitch Pattern for 4 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color K.

With Color K, work in Stitch Pattern for 10½ inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color D.

With Color D, work in Stitch Pattern for 2 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color L.

With Color L, work in Stitch Pattern for 5 inches, ending with Row 2.

Work Color Change, adding in Color A.

With Color A, work in Stitch Pattern for 3 inches, ending with Row 2.

Bind off in Stitch Pattern.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends and gently wet block.

Nature’s Palette Wrap | Purl Soho
Nature’s Palette Wrap | Purl Soho