Alyssum, named for the sweet alyssum flower that grows in the fall, is a beautiful pattern for a wrap which is double sided (both sides look similar) and stays flat. Adding fringe to both ends adds to the beauty of the design and helps it drape like a waterfall of color.
Time: 1-week project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 60 x 16″, without fringe
Gauge: 20 sts = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Davila (100% Wool; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): 40 Violet (7 hanks)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” straight
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, US size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Block wrap before adding the fringe as they may tangle in blocking process.
CO 70 sts.
Rows 1-10: Work in Garter st (knit every row).
Row 11 (RS): K5, pm, purl to last 5 sts, pm, k5.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: K5, sm, k2, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from *, sm, k5.
Row 14: K5, sm, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from *, k2, sm, k5.
Row 15: K5, sm, k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *, k1, sm, k5.
Row 16: K5, sm, purl to last 5 sts, sm, k5.
Rep Rows 11-16 until piece meas 59″.
Knit 10 rows of Garter st.
BO all sts loosely.
Block wrap to size.
- Cut 16″ / [41 cm] length of yarn.
- Insert crochet hook in CO edge or on the other side in BO edge (from back to front).
- Fold piece of yarn in half.
- Place center on crochet hook, pull through to create a loop, pass ends through loop, pull tight.
- Rep from Step 1 until all the sts at the edge have fringe.
- Place on a flat surface, cut the bottom edge to make them all the same length.