Noveau Year Wrap

Go for the art deco allure this New Year’s Eve with a luxurious accessory in a soft, glistening lace weight yarn. This wrap is finished off with with beaded edges for an extra touch of glamor.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 10” wide x 85” long

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Diamond Pattern

Materials

Yarn: Rooster Delightful Lace (80% Alpaca, 20% Silk; 873 yards [799 meters]/100 grams): 618 Huacho, 1 skein

Lace weight yarn

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm): straight

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holder; 64 size 8 seed beads

Special Stitches

Central Double Decrease (Cdd): slip 2 sts knitwise together, k1, pass slipped sts over

Diamond Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K3, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, k2tog, (yo, k2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k3.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K3, p59, k3.

Row 3: K3, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo) 3 times, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3.

Row 5: K3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, (k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) 3 times, k2, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3.

Row 7: K3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, (k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, cdd, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2) 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k3.

Row 9: K3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (k4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3) 3 times, k4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k3.

Row 11: K5, k2tog, yo, k4, (k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4) 3 times, k5, yo, ssk, k5.

Row 13: K4, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k3, (cdd, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k3) 3 times, cdd, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 15: K5, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2, (cdd, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2) 3 times, cdd, k2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.

Row 17: K6, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1, (cdd, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k1) 3 times, cdd, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k6.

Row 19: K7, yo, ssk, k1, yo, (cdd, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, yo) 3 times, cdd, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k7.

Row 21: K8, yo, ssk, k1, (yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1) 3 times, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k8.

Row 23: K9, yo, ssk, (k1, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk) 3 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k9.

Rep Rows 1-24 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This wrap is worked in 2 halves then grafted together using Kitchener stitch.

Pattern

First Half

Thread 32 beads onto working yarn and cast on as follows:

*CO 2 sts using the Cable Cast On method, slide bead up to work; rep from * until 64 sts have been cast on, CO 1 more st – 65 sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Work Diamond Pattern 14 times from written instructions or chart.

Leave sts on holder.

Second Half

Work 2nd half to match First Half.

Finishing

Graft the two halves together using Kitchener stitch.

Weave in ends. Block to measurements, being careful to pin the diamond shapes out at either end of the wrap.

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