With its quiet ease and timeless beauty, our Wedge Wrap is one for the ages.

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho

You begin the Wedge Wrap with a stockinette variation of a “garter tab cast on.” This is an easy, tidy way to start a top-down shawl with just a few stitches at the center back.

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho

Once you’ve worked the tab, ­­­­simple increases widen each “wedge,” and the finishing touch is an I-cord bind off that adds a bit of structure to the lower edge.

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho

Full of depth and character, Hedgerow brings tons of charisma to simple stockinette stitch. It is made in County Donegal and features that region’s classic “burrs,” which are small, colorful bits of fiber speckling the yarn. We depart from traditional Irish tweed yarn by softening the fibers with a mix of 93% merino wool, 3.5% cashmere, and 3.5% mulberry silk.

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho

Pick up five skeins of beautiful Hedgerow to make your own Wedge Wrap, embracing the evening light as we did with Turquoise Dusk, or choosing a favorite color of your own! 

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Keith Foster. Click here to see even more of Keith’s work!

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Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Hedgerow, 93% merino, 3.5% cashmere, and 3.5% mulberry silk. Each skein is approximately 243 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1165 total yards required. We used the color Turquoise Dusk.


20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


  • Finished Depth from Cast-On Edge to Bind-Off Edge: 30½ inches
  • Finished Wingspan: 70½ inches



For assistance, including how to put live stitches back onto needles, please visit our Provisional Cast-On: A Two-Step Method Tutorial.


Slip all slipped stitches knitwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and purlwise with yarn in back on wrong-side rows.



With scrap yarn and using a Provisional Cast-on (see Notes), cast 3 stitches onto circular needles.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): P3.

NOTE: You might find it helpful to place a removable marker or scrap yarn on the last stitch of each Row 1 in this section, then when you need to pick up stitches later, simply pick up 1 stitch for each marker!

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 (see Notes), k2.

Row 2: P3.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 five more times.

NOTE: For some tips on picking up, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

Next Row (right side): Slip 1, k2; rotate piece 90 degrees clockwise and continuing with same needles, pick up and knit 6 stitches evenly to end of edge; rotate piece 90 degrees clockwise again, carefully undo Provisional Cast On and slip 3 stitches onto left needle, k3. [12 total stitches]


Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 through back loop (tbl), p2, place marker (pm), p1, pm, p4, pm, p1, pm, purl to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1, k2, slip marker (sm), make 1 left (m1L), knit to next marker, make 1 right (m1R), sm, knit to next marker, sm, m1L, knit to next marker, m1R, sm, knit to end of row. [4 stitches increased]

Row 2: Slip 1 tbl, purl to end of row, slipping markers as you come to them.

Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: Slip 1, k2, sm, m1L, knit to next marker, m1R, sm, k1, m1L, knit to 1 stitch before next marker, m1R, k1, sm, m1L, knit to next marker, m1R, sm, knit to end of row. [6 stitches increased]

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1–6 thirty-four more times, until piece measures approximately 30¼ inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 6. [502 stitches]


With right side facing, use a Cable Cast On to cast 3 stitches onto left needle.

Bind-Off Row: *K2, knit 2 together (k2tog) tbl, slip 3 stitches back to left needle, repeat from * until last 4 stitches, bind off 1 stitch, k2tog tbl, pass loop from bound off stitch over.


Weave in all ends and gently wet block to finished dimensions.

Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho
Wedge Wrap | Purl Soho