The inspiration of the Linked in Lace Wrap
The Linked in Lace Wrap was inspired by a stitch that I came across while perusing the web a couple of years ago. The stitch was in another language, so I had to do my best to translate it. Although I don’t speak Russian, I do speak knitting!
When I started swatching, I noticed how the pattern itself was absolutely gorgeous, and the stitch pattern also gave a lovely rippled edge. The more I played with the stitch, the more it called out to be a beautiful, lace wrap.
For many years I worked as a professional wedding photographer. As I continued working this wrap, I kept envisioning a bride or the bridesmaids, even one of the mothers, wearing this wrap. It’s elegant, delicate and lacy, yet adds warmth when you feel a breeze and need shoulder coverage.
About the yarn
The yarn used is Mulberry Soft from King Cole. It is, by far, the softest yarn I’ve ever worked with! It contains 70% baby alpaca and 30% mulberry silk. The hanks come In 50g and I used 6 hanks to make this wrap. When choosing your supplies, natural fibers will work really well to open up the lace and let the wrap bloom when it’s blocked.
I’d like to extend a huge “Thank you” to my wonderful testers that helped me to finalize this pattern. To see their pieces (which are gorgeous!), check out the projects in Ravelry.
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About the wrap
The wrap is sized for 84” x 15” / 216 cm x 38 cm blocked without fringe and the terms are written using US terminology. I’ve created a video to help with your wrap.
- King Cole Mulberry Soft DK yarn (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Mulberry Silk; 109 yd / 100 m; 50g; DK / #3 weight) in color Salt White – 6 hanks (654 yards / 600 m) King Cole stockist click HERE or visit LoveCrafts to purchase online)
- US Size 9 / 5.5 mm 24” / 61 cm circular knitting needle
- 2 Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet hook or tool of choice to help with fringe
Measures: 84” x 15” / 216 cm x 38 cm blocked without fringe
Gauge: 2 pattern repeats = 5” / 12.7 cm
Pattern Difficulty level: Intermediate
Stitches & Terms Used
(Pattern is written in US terms):
- German twist cast on
- K: Knit
- K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
- P: Purl
- P2tog : Purl 2 together
- Rep: Repeat
- RS: Right side
- Sl1, k2tog, psso : Slip next stitch purl-wise with yarn in back, knit 2 together, then pass slipped stitch over.
- Sl wyif: Slip 1 stitch purl-wise with yarn in front
- Ssk: Slip knit-wise, slip knit-wise, place 2 slipped sts back to left needle, knit 2 together through the back loop
- Ssp: Slip knit-wise, slip knit-wise, place 2 slipped sts back to left needle, purl 2 together through the back loop
- St (s): Stitch (es)
- WS: Wrong side
- Yo: Yarn over
- X: Times (example: 2x = 2 times)
- To keep track of pattern repeats easily, insert a stitch marker in between each repeat on row 1 and then slip markers as you come to them with each subsequent row
- To avoid weaving in ends, I highly recommend using the Russian Join technique to join a new hank of yarn
- The chart below shows only the lace section of the wrap
- Blocking is extremely important to open up the lace work of this wrap. It will grow considerably when you block.
- Click here for the Russian Join video tutorial
Directions for Linked in Lace Wrap
Click here to view the video tutorial for the wrap
Using German Twist Cast On method or preferred method, cast on 76
- Row 1 (RS): K2, *k1, yo, k5, ssk, (p1, k1) × 3, p1, k2tog, k5, yo, k2; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 2 (WS): K2, *p3, yo, p5, p2tog, (p1, k1) × 2, p1, ssp, p5, yo, p2; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 3: K2, *k3, yo, k5, ssk, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, k5, yo, k4; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 4: K2, *p5, yo, p5, p2tog, p1, ssp, p5, yo, p4; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 5: K2, *k5, yo, k5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k5, yo, k6; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 6: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
- Row 7: K2, *Sl wyif × 2, p1; rep * to last 2 sts, k2
- Rows 8 – 11: Repeat rows 6 – 7
- Row 12: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat rows 1-12 until piece measures 60” / 152 cm (Approximately 24 more repeats)
Repeat rows 1-6 once more
Bind off knit-wise
- Cut five 18” / 46 cm strands for each “point” on the ends of the wrap
- Using a crochet hook or tool of your choice, attach the fringe
- Trim to 8” / 20 cm or desired length
Block, making sure to accentuate the “points” at the ends and enjoy!
When you’re all done, please take pictures and tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj so that I can see your beautiful wrap 🙂
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