A classic rectangular wrap (named for my mother), it’s large but airy with an expansive and highly geometric lace pattern and decorative edging. This design is the perfect backdrop to incorporate a subtle fade of colors and lightly speckled yarn. It is designed to work with three colors, two skeins of the outside colors, and one in the middle, fading through them from edge to center and back. You can also substitute five colors.
The pattern is adjustable by removing repeats of the PARQUET LACE PATTERN to make it narrower, wider, or shorter. The pattern dimensions block to 84” long by 30” wide.
21 stitches and 32 rows for 4” (10cm) in stockinette, lightly blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.
This project is also perfect for five special skeins of speckled fingering weight yarn that blend together, but any combination of colors that flows together from one to the other and back will work. You will need approximately 2000 yards of fingering weight yarn at approximately 3.5 yards per gram.
The sample was knit with:
Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Sock in the Inlay colorway, 2 skeins, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 400 yards per skein
La Bien Aimee Merino Twist Sock in the Aimee’s Birthday colorway, 2 skeins, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 400 yards per skein
Baah La Jolla in Sunkissed Apricot colorway, one skin, 100% superwash merino, 400 yards
US 6 (4mm) circular needle with a 32” (80cm) long cable, or size required to obtain gauge.
Optional stitch markers to mark lace repeats, tapestry needle, materials to block final piece.