This cowl/wrap/scarf uses only one ball of yarn and is inspired by seaweed found within the sea, whose colors are mirrored in the varying hues of yarn. The wrap has a simple sea foam lace construction with added beads reminiscent of pearls. The wrap is long and wide and can be worn open over a dress or, by closing the buttons, can become a cozy cowl and worn long or doubled up.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 57” (145 cm) by 15.7” (40 cm)
Gauge: 12 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sea foam lace after wet blocking
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock (40% wool, 25% silk, 25%, polyamide, 10 % mohair; 328 yards [300 meters]/100 grams): #S8 (MC, 1 ball)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight or 50” circular needles, US size 10/11 (7.0 mm) straight or 50” circular needles
Notions: Crochet hook which will fit through beads (1.25mm), 2 markers, tapestry needle, nine buttons, 122 size ten beads
PB: Place bead. Work to PB, Place bead on crochet hook. Sl st onto crochet hook and pull st through the hole. The bead will now be on the st. Sl st back to LH needle and knit as normal.
yo2: Yarn over twice (yarn around the needle twice).
yo3: Yarn over three times (yarn around the needle three times).
yo4: Yarn over four times (yarn around the needle four times).
This pattern is worked flat from the bottom up.
With smaller needles CO 144 sts.
Border: Work 8 rows in G st.
Change to larger needles.
Row 9 (Right Side): K4, pm, k3, PB, k2, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k3, PB, k2; repeat from * until 4 sts rem, pm, k4.
Row 10: K4, sm, knit across row, dropping all yo off needle, sm, k4.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: K4, sm, k1, *yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k3, PB, k2; repeat from * until 14 sts rem, yo2, k1, yo3, k1, yo4, k1, yo3, k1, yo2, k1, sm, k4.
Row 14: K4, sm, knit across row, dropping all yo off needle, sm, k4.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: Knit.
Rep Rows 9-16 three more times.
Rep row 9 once more.
Border: With smaller needles, work 8 rows in G st.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends and block to measurements. Add nine buttons along short edge. There is no need to add button holes as the airy knit of the wrap works perfectly as naturally formed button holes.