Estuary Wrap In Brume
Like the winding channels where freshwater meets the sea, our Estuary Wrap twists and flows, its gorgeous waves rippling over your shoulders.
The alternating cables of this wrap are simple to do, easy to memorize, and engaging enough to captivate, making this a truly satisfying knit.
Most satisfying of all is our gorgeous Brume. Fifty-eight percent mohair, 25% wool, and 17% silk, it is cozy warm, wonderfully light, and has a beautiful glisten.
We knit up our Estuary Wrap in Bright Verdigris, which swirls between blue and green, reminiscent of the sea’s crystal waters. A lovely bright spot on a cool day!
It only takes three skeins to knit a scarf and six to knit this sumptuous wrap. So, pull out your cable stitch holder and let the current take you!
Originally designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.
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- 3 (6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Brume, 58% mohair, 25% wool and 17% silk. Each skein is 273 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 815 (1590) total yards required. We used the color Bright Verdigris.
- US 2 (3 mm), straight or 20- or 24-inch circular needles
- US 3 (3.25 mm), straight or 20- or 24-inch circular needles
- A cable stitch holder
34 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in pattern on larger needles
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 9¾ (19) inches wide x 71¾ inches long
SAMPLE: We knit the Wrap size.
To prevent the cast-on edge from flaring out, you will use smaller needles to cast on and work the first few rows, then switch to larger needles for the body of the piece. You will switch back to smaller needles for the final few rows, as well as the bind off.
This pattern is worked over a multiple of 40 plus 2 stitches.
Our Cable Tutorial shows you the basic steps of working a cable. The cable in the tutorial requires you to slip 3 stitches instead of 4, but the concept is the same.
C8B + C8F (CABLE 8 BACK + FRONT)
C8B (Cable 8 Back): Slip 4 stitches to cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k4 from needle, then k4 from cable stitch holder.
C8F (Cable 8 Front): Slip 4 stitches to cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k4 from needle, then k4 from cable stitch holder.
Using Long Tail Cast On, cast 82 (162) stitches onto smaller needles (see Notes).
Now follow either the Written Instructions or the Chart, below.
Set-Up Row (wrong side): K1, *k1, p8, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 1 (right side): K1, *p1, k8, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 2 (wrong side): K1, *k1, p8, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Change to larger needles.
Row 5: K1, *p1, C8B (see Notes), [p2, k8] 2 times, p2, C8F (see Notes), p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 7–12: Repeat Rows 1-6.
Rows 13–16: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two times.
Row 17: K1, *p1, k8, p2, C8B, p2, C8F, p2, k8, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 18: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 19–24: Repeat Rows 13–18.
Repeat Rows 1–24 until piece measures approximately 71 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 24.
Change to smaller needles.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Repeat Row 1.
With wrong side facing you, bind off in pattern.
NOTE: Begin this chart in the bottom right corner. Right-side rows are odd numbered and read right to left. Wrong-side rows are even numbered and read left to right. For more help, be sure to check out our very helpful Reading a Chart tutorial!
Use smaller needles for Set-Up Row and Rows 1–4 (see Notes). Change to larger needles and starting with Row 5, repeat Rows 1–24 until piece measures approximately 71 inches, ending with Row 24. Change to smaller needles, and work Rows 25–27. Bind off in pattern with wrong side facing you.
NOTE: Want to see it bigger? Download this chart (and key) as a PDF!
Weave in all ends and block as desired.