Island Days Wrap

This design is worked from one short edge to another, alternating striped pattern, nupps and lace. Wrap up as the sun sets with this gorgeous project.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Length 63” [160 cm] (measured along one of the long edges) x Width 17” [44 cm]

Gauge: 22 sts and 42 rows = 4” [10cm] in Striped pattern with nupps, blocked; 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Lace pattern, blocked

TAKE TIME TO MAKE A SWATCH AND OBTAIN THE GAUGE

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): Cloud Dweller (MC), 1 skein; Medieval (CC), 2 skeins

Needles: US size 6 (4mm): straight or circulars OR SIZE TO OBTAIN THE GAUGE

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

MC – main color
CC – contrast color
st(s) – stitch (stitches)
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
kfb – knit into the front loop of next st, then into the back loop of the same st (2 sts increased)
ssk – slip, slip, knit
k2tog – knit two sts together
sl1 – slip first stitch, with yarn to the back of work
N – make a nupp: (k1, yo) 3 times, k1 –  all into next stitch
p7tog – purl next 7 sts together

Pattern

Wrap

With MC, CO 123 sts.

Work Striped pattern for 9” [23 cm], measured unblocked piece along one of the edges, ending with Row 4 of the pattern, remembering to alternate colors as the pattern indicate as follows:

Section 1 (Striped pattern with bobbles)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, sl1, k to 1 st before end of row, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, kfb, p1.

Row 3: Same as Row 1.

Row 4: Same as Row 2.

Row 5 (RS): With CC, sl1, k3, (N, k5) to last 5 sts, N, k3, p1.

Row 6 (WS): Sl1, k2tog, k1, (p7tog, k5) to last nupp, p7tog, k to last 2 sts, kfb, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-6 ten times total, then Rows 1-4 once. The piece should be 9” [23 cm], measured unblocked piece along one of the edges. Cut MC.

Section 2 (Lace pattern in CC)

With CC only, work lace section for 23.5” [60 cm] as follows:

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, (k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, ssk, k1) 14 times, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, p1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Sl1, purl to end.

Row 3: Sl1, (k1, yo) twice, (ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) 14 times, ssk, k3, k2tog, p1.

Row 5: Sl1, k1, yo, k2, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2) 14 times, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, p1.

Row 7: Sl1, k1, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k6) 14 times, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, p1.

Row 8: Sl1, purl to end.

Repeat Rows 1-8 sixteen times total, ending with Row 8. The Lace section should be 23.5” [60 cm] measured unblocked along one of the edges.

Section 3 (Striped pattern with bobbles)

Rejoin MC and work Striped pattern with nupps as in Section 1 for 13” [33 cm], repeating Rows 1-8, 17 times total, ending with Row 8. Cut CC.

Section 4 (Lace pattern in MC)

With MC only, work Lace pattern 4 times total, ending with Row 8 as in Section 2. The Lace section should be 6.75” [17 cm]. Cut MC.

Section 5 (Lace pattern in CC)

With CC only, work Lace pattern 6 times total, ending with Row 8 as in Section 2. The Lace section should be 6.75” [17 cm].

Finishing

BO loosely on RS in purl. Weave-in the ends. Wet block to measurements.yarn ball

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