Saturday, August 20, 2016

Purple Lace Wrap

This beautiful lace wrap is very time consuming, but well worth the effort. It is made with a delicate lace yarn and a rather simple pattern. 
I used two skeins of KnitPicks Gloss Lace in Lilac with size 8 needles. 

CO 80 sts, longtail method

*yarn overs (yo) are done purlwise in this pattern. 

Row 1: k across

Row 2: p2, *yo, p4 tog; rep from -* to end across to last 2 sts, p2

Row 3: k2, *k1, (k1, p1, k1) in yo from previous row; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2

Rep rows 1-3 until you have knit the desired length. Fasten off and weave in all ends. 

I blocked this, just by wetting it and pinning it out. It really helped open up the lace and helped it sit flat. 

My finished scarf is 15"x102". 
This is definitely a time consuming scarf, with the delicate lace yarn. I actually spent about 10 months working on this scarf on and off, maybe an hour or three one week and then not working on it for a few weeks and then going back. I worked on it between projects, when I was getting ready to start something new. Since it was so time consuming and fidgety with the lace yarn, I would recommend not trying to knit it all at once, with nothing to break it up. The beauty of the finished lacey project will certainly make up for the effort though!
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 


  1. Lovely lovely shall be knitting this soon ready for next year.....

  2. This one is so sweet. It looks like a good one to have ready in a tote to grab on the way to appointments. You could knit on it in waiting rooms. I guess the time it would take would depend on a number of factors. Having just been through extensive back surgery 1 1/2 weeks ago, I have been in quite a few waiting rooms. I think I will go over and pick out some KnitPicks Gloss yarn. I love their yarn and would like a mindless knit that produces such a pretty end result. Thank you so much for sharing Alyssa.

    1. Waiting room knitting is perfect for this type of project.
      Glad you like this pattern!

  3. How very pretty! Thanks for sharing, I will have to cast this on soon.

  4. It's there a tutorial for Row 3: k2, *k1, (k1, p1, k1) in yo from previous row; rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2?

  5. my question also. need to see how this is done. ?? k1 yo p1 yo k1 yo ?????

    1. In each yo, you have to k1,p1,k1.

    2. Pardon my ignorance, but what is the longtail method?

    3. Long fail is a different method of casting on. I like to use it because it gives the starting edge more stability and flexibility.