Like a prairie, abundant with long stalks, feathery ends twisting in the wind, our Wild Grass Wrap is full of texture, movement, and beauty.

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

You work the gorgeous stitch pattern of this wrap with simple left and right twists… All the depth of cables, but no fussing with a stitch holder!

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

The down-to-earth beauty of Partridge brings the hearty pleasure of the natural world into each stitch. A 100% merino wool, this classic worsted weight is plump and soft with a fuzzy halo, all working together to keep you wrapped in warmth!

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

This single ply yarn has a satisfying density, and its tidy spin is a lovely choice for this textured fabric.

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Lemon Tree is the perfect verdant yellow for the season, but the Wild Grass Wrap will be gorgeous in any of Partridge’s eighteen colors!

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

Original cowl designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton. Updated as a wrap by Gianna Mueller and Gaby Bush.

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Materials

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 4 (8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Partridge, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 131 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 465 (1010) yards required. We used the color Lemon Tree.
  • US 9 (5.5 mm), 16- or 24-inch circular needles

GAUGE

17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Wild Grass Stitch (see Notes)

SIZES

Scarf (Wrap)

Finished Dimensions: approximately 9¾ (19) inches wide x 71¼ inches long

NOTES

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over a multiple of 10 + 13 stitches (a multiple of 10 + 5 stitches for the Wild Grass Pattern, plus an additional 8 stitches for the slip stitch selvages).

Slip Stitches

Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in front (wyif) on wrong side.

RIGHT + LEFT TWIST

RT (Right Twist): Knit into front of second stitch on left needle, leaving stitch on needle, then knit into front of first stitch on left needle and slip the two stitches from needle together.

LT (Left Twist): Knit into the back of second stitch on left needle, leaving stitch on needle, then knit into the front of first stitch on left needle and slip the two stitches from needle together.

For help with these stitches, please visit our Right + Left Twist tutorial.

Wild Grass Stitch (For Gauge Swatch)

Cast on a multiple of 10 + 5 stitches.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): K2, p1, k2, *p5, k2, p1, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): *P2, knit 1 through the back loop (k1 tbl), p2, RT (see Notes), k1, LT (see Notes), repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2, k1 tbl, p2.

Row 2: K2, p1, k2, *p5, k2, p1, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 3–8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times.

Row 9: Repeat Row 1.

Row 10: P5, *k2, p1, k2, p5, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 11: *RT, k1, LT, p2, k1 tbl, p2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, RT, k1, LT.

Rows 12–19: Repeat Rows 10 and 11 four more times.

Row 20: K2, p1, k2, *p5, k2, p1, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1–20 for pattern.

PATTERN

SET UP

Cast on 43 (83) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 3 (see Notes), k3, [p1, k4] 6 (14) times, p1, k3, slip 3.

Set-Up Row 2 (right side): K3, p3, [k1 through back loop (k1 tbl), p4] 6 (14) times, k1 tbl, p2, p1, k3.

Set-Up Row 3 (wrong side): Slip 3, k3, p1, [k2, p5, k2, p1] 3 (7) times, k3, slip 3.

Work Wild Grass Pattern either from Written Instructions or Charts, both below.

WILD GRASS PATTERN: Written Instructions

Row 1 (right side): K3, p3, [knit 1 through the back loop (k1 tbl), p2, RT (see Notes), k1, LT (see Notes), p2] 3 (7) times, k1 tbl, p3, k3.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 3, k3, [p1, k2, p5, k2] 3 (7) times, p1, k3, slip 3.

Rows 3–9: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times, then repeat Row 1 one more time.

Row 10: Slip 3, k1, [p5, k2, p1, k2] 3 (7) times, p5, k1, slip 3.

Row 11: K3, p1, [RT, k1, LT, p2, k1 tbl, p2] 3 (7) times, RT, k1, LT, p1, slip 3.

Rows 12–19: Repeat Rows 10 and 11 four more times.

Row 20: Slip 3, k3, [p1, k2, p5, k2] 3 (7) times, p1, k3, slip 3.

Repeat Rows 1–20 twenty more times, when piece should measure approximately 68 inches from cast-on edge, then Repeat Rows 1–19 one more time.

Go on to Finishing section, below.

WILD GRASS PATTERN: 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 1–20 twenty-one times, when piece should measure approximately 68 inches from cast-on edge, then repeat Rows 1–19 one more time. When complete, go on to Finishing section, below.

KEY

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

CHART

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho

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

FINISHING

Next Row (wrong side): Slip 3, k3, [p1, k4] 6 (14) times, p1, k3, slip 3.

Next Row (right side): K3, p3, [k1 tbl, p4] 6 (14) times, k1 tbl, p3, k3.

Next Row: Slip 3, k3, [p1, k4] 6 (14) times, p1, k3, slip 3.

With right side facing you, bind off in stitch pattern.

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho
Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho
Wild Grass Wrap | Purl Soho