Arbor Wrap

This is a beautiful wrap worked in a wonderful lace pattern creating a mesh fabric. The top and bottom edges are decorated with a lovely edging that adds to the beauty of the design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approx. 50″ X 14″ without edging

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) with size 5 needles in stockinette stitch

Materials

Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% merino wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 360 yards [329 meters]/117 grams): Posy (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, US size F/7 (3.75mm hook), smooth light color waste sport weight yarn

Abbreviations

Sl1 wyib: Slip 1 with yarn in back.
PM: Place marker

Special Stitches

Arbor Pattern (Multiple of 16 sts +1)
Row 1 (RS): K1, * yo, k2, ssk, p7, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; repeat from *.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Purl the purls and yos and knit the knits.
Row 3: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, p5, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from *, end with yo, k2, ssk, p5, k2tog, k2, yo, k2.
Row 5: * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo; repeat from *, end with k1.
Row 7: K1, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p1, k2tog, k2, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice; repeat from *, end with k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 9: P4, * k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p7; repeat from *, end last repeat with p4.
Row 11: P3, * k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p5; repeat from *, end last repeat with p3.
Row 13: P2, * k2tog, k2, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p3; repeat from *, end last repeat with p2.
Row 15: P1, * k2tog, k2, yo, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p1; repeat from *.
Repeat rows 1-16 for pattern.

Faggoted Edging (Multiple of 12 stitches)
Row 1 (RS): Knit to last st, ssk.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Sl1 wyib, purl.
Row 3: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k3, ssk.
Row 5: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k4, ssk.
Row 7: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k5, ssk.
Row 9: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k6, ssk.
Row 11: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k7, ssk.
Row 13: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k8, ssk.
Row 15: Sl1 wyib, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k9, ssk.
Row 17: Knit to last st, ssk.
Row 19: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k7, ssk.
Row 21: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k6, ssk.
Row 23: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k5, ssk.
Row 25: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k4, ssk.
Row 27: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k3, ssk.
Row 29: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k2, ssk.
Row 31: Sl1 wyib, (ssk, yo) 4 times, ssk, k1, ssk.
Row 32: Sl1 wyib, purl.
Repeat Rows 1-32 for pattern.

Provisional Cast-On (Crochet Hook)
With crochet hook and waste yarn make a slip knot.
Hold the knitting needle in left hand and take yarn behind the knitting needle.
Wrap yarn around crochet hook and pull through the loop on hook.
Repeat steps 2-3 until you have the necessary number of stitches on needle. Fasten off. Start knitting into these stitches as instructed.
Remove waste yarn when instructed in pattern by unraveling the crochet chain and inserting the needle into the free sts.

Pattern Notes

In pattern, keep the first and last 3 sts in garter stitch and start every row with sl1 wyib.
The edging is worked perpendicular to the body of the shawl. Each 2 rows of the edging binds off 1 stitch from the body. 

Pattern

With crochet hook and waste yarn and using the provisional cast on technique, cast on 87 sts.
With main yarn, sl1wiyb, k2, PM, purl to last 3 sts, PM, k3.
Work Arbor pattern between the 3 garter stitches. Repeat pattern for 50″. End with row 32. Do not bind off. Cut yarn.

Edging for Bottom Edge

Cast on 12 sts. Work in garter stitch to last st. Ssk the last stitch of the edging with the next st of the body of the shawl. Bind off 2 more sts then switch to Faggoted edging and work it 5 times. Work garter stitch binding off last 4 sts. Cut yarn.

Edging for the Beginning of the Wrap

Remove the cast on edge and place all sts on the needle. Work edging same as above.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.
Block shawl to size. yarn ball

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