The garden gate opens with a gentle creak, inviting you to explore Rachel Brockman’s botanically inspired Garden Gate Wrap.

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Holding our Cattail Silk and Line Weight yarns together, you’ll navigate a repeating cable panel that grows into a beautiful, leafy pattern. The cables and twists will draw you back again and again… One more repeat, one more peek behind the garden gate.

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

There’s nothing to fear in this orderly garden of cables, even if you’re new to the technique. Working a cable is simply a matter of knitting stitches in a different order. Like tendrils vining up an arbor, stitches come forward and backward as they change places, and we’ll guide you through every step.

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho
Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Crisp, earthy Cattail Silk, a 100% mulberry silk yarn, held together with delicate 100% merino Line Weight, makes a satisfyingly dense fabric with clear stitch definition, softened by Line Weight’s gentle merino halo. As the yarns twine together, the Cattail Silk wends in and out of view as an eye-catching detail.

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Choose between a generous wrap or a narrower scarf and select one of our 12 Garden Gate Wrap Bundles palettes. It can be any season in your garden… Our version is the wrap size and evokes a cool, spring morning sky in Cattail Silk’s Blue Bamboo and Line Weight’s Clear Sky.

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Just as your favorite garden offers new delights each time you return, you’ll savor your Garden Gate Wrap for many years to come!

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Rachel Brockman lives in North Carolina, where she dabbles in a bit of everything and finds inspiration in anything: nature, her favorite places, and ready-to-wear. For Rachel, knitting serves as a creative outlet, a calming tool, and something she can turn to whether she wants to tackle a challenge or to enjoy the simplest of stitches!

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoGardenGateWrap, #PurlSohoLineWeight, and #PurlSohoCattailSilk. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

Our Garden Gate Wrap Bundle comes in two sizes and contains all the yarn you’ll need to make a Scarf (Wrap). It includes…

  • Yarn A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk, 100% mulberry silk. Each skein is 618 yards/100 grams; approximately 815 (1210) total yards required. We used the color Blue Bamboo.
  • Yarn B: 2 (3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 494 yards/100 grams; approximately 845 (1255) total yards required. We used the color Clear Sky.

Or, create your own palette! Just pick up 2 (3) skeins of Line Weight, and 2 skeins of Cattail Silk to make your own unique combination.

You will also need…

GAUGE

21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

26 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Garden Gate Pattern

SIZES

Scarf (Wrap)

  • Finished Dimensions: 8¾ (13) inches wide x 73 inches long

Sample: We knit the Wrap size.

NOTES

STITCH MULTIPLE

This stitch pattern works over a multiple of 28 plus 8 stitches.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

SLIP STITCHES

Slip all stitches purlwise unless directed otherwise.

RT + LT (RIGHT + LEFT TWIST)

NOTE: The Right Twist in this project is different from the one we show in our video tutorial (but just as simple!). The Left Twist is the same as our tutorial’s, and you can view it right here: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/right-and-left-twist/

RT (RIGHT TWIST): Knit 2 stitches together but do not drop them from needle, knit the first stitch again, slip both stitches from needle.

LT (LEFT TWIST): Knit the second stitch on the left needle through the back loop, knit the first stitch through the front loop, slip both stitches from needle.

CABLES

NOTE: To learn the basics of making a cable, check out our Cable Tutorial. The number of stitches you work here is different than there, but the concept is the same!

2/1 LC + RC (2/1 LEFT + RIGHT CABLE)

2/1 LC (2/1 LEFT CABLE): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k1, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

2/1 RC (2/1 RIGHT CABLE): Slip 1 stitch onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then k1 from cable stitch holder.

2/1 LPC + RPC (2/1 LEFT + RIGHT PURL CABLE)

2/1 LPC (2/1 LEFT PURL CABLE): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, p1, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

2/1 RPC (2/1 RIGHT PURL CABLE): Slip 1 stitch onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then p1 from cable stitch holder.

3/2 LC + RC (3/2 LEFT + RIGHT CABLE)

3/2 LC (3/2 LEFT CABLE): Slip 3 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k2, then k3 from stitch holder.

3/2 RC (3/2 RIGHT CABLE): Slip 2 stitches onto stitch holder and hold in back of work, k3, then k2 from stitch holder.

PATTERN

Holding Yarn A and Yarn B together, cast on 64 (92) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Work Garden Gate Pattern either from Written Instructions or Chart, both below.

GARDEN GATE PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

BEGIN GARDEN GATE PATTERN

Set-Up Row (wrong side): P3, *k2, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 (see Notes) with yarn in front (wyif).

Row 1 (right side): K3, p2, *k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 with yarn in back (wyib).

Row 2: P3, *k2, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one more time.

REPEATING GARDEN GATE PATTERN

Row 1 (right side): K3, p2, *[2/1 LC (see Special Instructions)] 2 times, p1, k5, p2, k5, p1, [2/1 RC (see Special Instructions)] 2 times, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 2 (wrong side): P3, *k2, p6, k1, p5, k2, p5, k1, p6, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 3: K3, p2, *k1, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k5, p2, k5, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k1, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 4: P3, *k2, p12, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 5: K3, p2, *k2, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k4, p2, k4, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: K3, p2, *k3, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k3, p2, k3, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k3, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: K3, p2, *k4, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k2, p2, k2, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k4, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Row 11: K3, p2, *k5, 2/1 LPC (see Special Instructions), 2/1 LC, k1, p2, k1, 2/1 RC, 2/1 RPC (see Special Instructions), k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 12: P3, *k2, p5, k1, p6, k2, p6, k1, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 13: K3, p2, *k5, p1, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 LC, p2, 2/1 RC, 2/1 RPC, p1, k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 14: P3, *k2, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 15: K3, p2, *3/2 RC (see Special Instructions), p2, LT (see Special Instructions), k1 through back loop (tbl), LT, p2, RT (see Special Instructions), k1 tbl, RT, p2, 3/2 LC (see Special Instructions), p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 16: P3, *k2, p5, k2, p2, p1 tbl, p2, k2, p2, p1 tbl, p2, k2, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 17: K3, p2, *k5, p2, LT, k1 tbl, LT, p2, RT, k1 tbl, RT, p2, k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 18: Repeat Row 16.

Row 19: Repeat Row 17.

Row 20: Repeat Row 16.

Row 21: Repeat Row 15.

Row 22: Repeat Row 16.

Row 23: K3, p2, *k5, p1, [2/1 RC] 2 times, p2, [2/1 LC] 2 times, p1, k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 24: Repeat Row 12.

Row 25: K3, p2, *k5, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k1, p2, k1, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k5, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 26: Repeat Row 4.

Row 27: K3, p2, *k4, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k2, p2, k2, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k4, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 28: Repeat Row 4.

Row 29: K3, p2, *k3, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k3, p2, k3, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k3, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 30: Repeat Row 4.

Row 31: K3, p2, *k2, [2/1 RC] 2 times, k4, p2, k4, [2/1 LC] 2 times, k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 32: Repeat Row 4.

Row 33: K3, p2, *k1, 2/1 RC, 2/1 RPC, k5, p2, k5, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 LC, k1, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 34: Repeat Row 2.

Row 35: K3, p2, *2/1 RC, 2/1 RPC, p1, k5, p2, k5, p1, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 LC, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 36: Repeat Row 14.

Row 37: K3, p2, *RT, k1 tbl, RT, p2, 3/2 LC, p2, 3/2 RC, p2, LT, k1 tbl, LT, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 38: P3, *k2, p2, p1 tbl, p2, [k2, p5] 2 times, k2, p2, p1 tbl, p2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Row 39: K3, p2, *RT, k1 tbl, RT, [p2, k5] 2 times, p2, LT, k1 tbl, LT, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, slip 3 wyib.

Row 40: Repeat Row 38.

Row 41: Repeat Row 39.

Row 42: Repeat Row 38.

Row 43: Repeat Row 37.

Row 44: Repeat Row 38. Repeat Rows 1–44 ten more times, then repeat Rows 1–36 one more time.

END GARDEN GATE PATTERN

Row 1 (right side): K3, *p2, k5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, p2, slip 3 wyib.

Row 2 (wrong side): P3, *k2, p5, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2, slip 3 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one more time.

Go on to Finishing section, below.

CHART

NOTE: New to reading charts? Learn how with our Reading A Chart Tutorial!

Starting in the bottom left corner of the Chart below, work Set-Up and all wrong-side (even number) rows from left to right and right-side (odd number) rows from right to left.

Work Set-Up Row, then Rows 1 and 2 two times for Beginning; then work Rows 1–44 of Repeating Garden Gate Pattern 11 times until piece measures 67½ inches from cast-on edge; then work Rows 1–36 one more time; then work Rows 1 and 2 two times for Ending, then go on to Finishing section, below.

KEY

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

CHART

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho

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

FINISHING

Bind off all stitches knitwise.

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

Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho
Garden Gate Wrap | Purl Soho