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Iris Schreier, the designer/mastermind behind Artyarns' luscious offerings, loves modular designs.

This wrap combines two very different yarns for one luscious result.

The pattern isn't conventional -- read the Pattern Notes thoroughly before you begin.

model: Miss Tamarah photos: Amy R Singer


Width: 19 inches
Length: 64 inches


[A] Artyarns Regal Silk [100% silk; 163yd/149m per 50g skein]; color: #207; 2 skeins
[B] Artyarns Silk Mohair [70% mohair, 30% silk; 230yd/210m per 25g skein]; color: #143; 2 skeins

1 US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 24 inches or longer
1 spare straight or circular needle, US #7/4.5mm or smaller
Stitch holders
Stitch marker
Gauge: 14 sts / 32 rows = 4 inches over pattern stitch

14 sts / 32 rows = 4 inches over pattern stitch

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]

When slipping stitches in this pattern, slip as if to knit.

LM: Lace Motif
This simple lace motif is worked over 3 sts. When you see this abbreviation in the pattern, work [yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo].

1. When increasing in pattern, a Lace Motif (LM) should be added every time there are 6 sts between the last LM and the edge sts or center sts. Edge sts are defined as the [kfb] at the beginning of the row and the [k1, p1] at the end of the row. Center sts are the [kfb] at the center of each row.

2. When decreasing in pattern, discontinue working a LM when there are not enough sts to work the full 3-stitch motif, and knit these sts instead. For example, if there are only 2 sts left before a [k2tog] or [p2tog], but the pattern as set would dictate that a LM should be worked, k the 2 sts instead.

3. There should always be 3 knit stiches between LMs.

4. LMs should line up vertically. The [sl 1, k2tog, psso] of a LM should be directly above the [sl 1, k2tog, psso] of the LM worked on the previous RS row.




Note: Throughout this pattern, yarns are alternated every 2 rows. When switching yarns, drop the old yarn and begin working with the new yarn, carrying the yarn not in use along the side of the work.

Step 1:

First Triangle:

*Using A, CO 3 sts.

Row 1 [RS]: K1, kfb, p1. 4 sts.

Row 2 [WS]: Kfb, kfb, k1, p1. 6 sts.

Row 3 [RS]: Using B, kfb, k1, kfb, k2, p1. 8 sts.

Row 4 [WS]: Kfb, k2, kfb, k3, p1. 10 sts.

Row 5 [RS]: Using A, [kfb, LM] twice, k1, p1. 12 sts.

Row 6 [WS]: Kfb, k4, kfb, k5, p1. 14 sts.

Row 7 [RS]: Using B, [kfb, k1, LM, k1] twice, k1, p1. 16 sts.

Row 8 [WS]: Kfb, k6, kfb, k7, p1. 18 sts.

Row 9 [RS]: Using A, [kfb, k2, LM, k2] twice, k1, p1. 20 sts.

Row 10 [WS]: Kfb, k8, kfb, k9, p1. 22 sts.

Row 11 [RS]: Using B, [kfb, k3, LM, k3] twice, k1, p1. 24 sts.

Row 12 [WS]: Kfb, k10, kfb, k11, p1. 26 sts.

Row 13 [RS]: Using A, [kfb, k4, LM, k4] twice, k1, p1. 28 sts.

Row 14 [WS]: Kfb, k12, kfb, k13, p1. 30 sts.

Row 15 [RS]: Using B, [kfb, k5, LM, k5] twice, k1, p1. 32 sts.

Row 16 [WS]: Kfb, k14, kfb, k15, p1. 34 sts.

Row 17 [RS]: Using A, [kfb, (LM, k3) twice, LM] twice, k1, p1. 36 sts.

Rows 18-47: Work in patt as set, increasing in first st and center st of each row. Add LMs according to Rules (see Pattern Notes).

Row 48 [WS]: Kfb, k46, kfb, k47, p1. 98 sts.*

Break yarns. Place first 49 sts (counting from point with yarn attached) on hold on st holder. Place last 49 sts on hold on spare needle. (If using a straight needle, insert needle from the edge of the triangle towards the center.)

Second Triangle:

Work from * to * as for First Triangle. Do not break yarns. Proceed to Step 2.

Step 2:

Place last 49 sts of Second Triangle (side of triangle without yarn attached) on hold on st holder. Place sts of First Triangle which were held on a spare needle onto the working needle with RS facing. The two triangles will now be arranged with their points touching; there are 98 sts on the working needle.

Set-up Row [RS]: Using A, kfb, work 47 sts in patt, k2tog, place marker, work in patt to last st, p1.

Row 1 [WS]: Kfb, k to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, k to last st, p1.

Row 2 [RS]: Switch yarn, kfb, work in patt to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, work in patt to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2, adding and ending LMs according to Rules, until work measures 28 inches from beginning of Step 2.

Work Row 1 once more.

Step 3:

When working Step 3, continue alternating yarns at the beginning of each RS row.

Rows 1-12 : K to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, k to last 2 sts, p2tog. 74 sts remain when Row 12 is complete.

Row 13 [RS]: K4, [LM, k3] to 2 sts before marker, k2, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, k4, [LM, k3] to last 2 sts, p2tog. 72 sts.

Even-numbered Rows 14-30 [WS]: K to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, k to last 2 sts, p2tog.

Odd-numbered Rows 15-29 [RS]: K1, work in patt to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, work in patt to last 2 sts, p2tog.

38 sts remain when Row 30 is complete.

Rows 31-47: K to marker, remove marker, k2tog, replace marker, k to last 2 sts, p2tog. 4 sts remain when Row 47 is complete.

Row 48 [WS]: K2tog, p2tog. BO rem 2 sts.


Replace held sts of First and Second Triangles on working needle with RS facing and reattach yarns. Repeat Step 2 and Step 3.


Weave in ends.


Iris is a founder of Artyarns, a hand-painted yarn company, and has published several knitting books including Modular Knits (2005) and Lacy Little Knits (coming in Spring 2007).

She loves designing yarns to match her patterns, and lives and works in White Plains, NY.