One look at our gorgeous Dotty Wrap, designed by Sarah Opie, and it’s clear why an easy yarn-over eyelet is the foundation of lace knitting… Low fuss, high impact, and so very simple to do!
A swath of garter bespeckled with rows of eyelets, Sarah’s pattern quickly settles into a relaxed rhythm, giving you every chance to admire the gorgeous yarn on your needles!
A natural pairing for this subtle pattern, our Sweetgrass is a unique blend of 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. It feels wonderful in your hands with a lovely drape, soft touch, and delicate halo.
Sweetgrass’s palette of six colors are all undyed, getting their hues from the alpaca fiber, which, when carded with the warm white cotton, creates a range of gently heathered neutrals.
We used just four skeins of beautiful Buckwheat Beige to make our Dotty Wrap, or you could make a scarf with only two. Squishy garter and breezy eyelets, cool cotton and toasty alpaca… This all-season wrap has it all!
Designed for Purl Soho by Sarah Opie. After spending most of her adult life in Australia, Sarah recently returned to her other home, Canada. While working on her Master’s Degree in architecture, she felt a pull to combine her talent for design with her love of knitting. She now focuses primarily on her designs for knitting and, recently, weaving, too!
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- 2 (4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Sweetgrass, 65% organic cotton and 35% superfine alpaca. Each skein is 437 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 805 (1655) total yards required. We used the color Buckwheat Beige.
- US 4 (3.5mm), straight or 24-inch circular needles
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 9 (18¾) inches wide x 72½ inches long
This pattern works over a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.
Cast on 57 (117) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Set-Up Rows 1–4: Knit 4 rows even.
Rows 2–8: Knit 7 rows even.
Row 9: K4, *yo, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Rows 10–16: Knit 7 rows even.
Repeat Rows 1–16 until piece measures about 72½ inches from cast-on row, ending with Row 13.
With wrong side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends, and gently wet block.