“…to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” - Fanny (Mansfield Park by Jane Austen)
Add some lovely wool & needles to Fanny’s recommendation & you have the perfect afternoon! The English Garden Wrap was inspired by the carefully tended flower beds and walking paths from Jane Austen’s time. Daisy and Garter stitches combine with large needles to create a simple and refreshing wrap knit on the bias in a lovely, flowing fabric.
The wrap is worked corner to corner to create the points & will work best with solid, semi-solid, tonal or speckled yarns. A highly variegated yarn would work well for the Garter-Stitch sections (MC), but I would stick with something more subtle for the Daisy-stitch parts (CC). Lavender Lune’s gorgeous hand-dyed colorways work perfectly in this pattern & her Singles base creates an absolutely gorgeous fabric when knit at this larger gauge.
English Garden Wrap Details
Finished Measurements 15” x 58” / 38 x 147 cm
Yarn Approximately 800 yds / 730 meters in fingering-weight yarn (400 yds / 365 meters each of 2 colorways)
Sample Used: Lavender Lune Yarn Co - Single-Ply in the Garden Path (MC) & Everything Zen (CC) colorways - 100% Superwash Merino - 400 yds / 100 g
Needles US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge 19 sts x 27 rows / 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked
The English Garden Wrap Pattern is available for
This pattern is included in the Club Yumi: Across the Pond Ebook that is also available through Ravlery. This 4 pattern collection features the knitwear designs from Club Yumi’s Across the Pond adventure that ran from June - August 2018. In it you can venture to Scotland, Ireland and England via wool & needles without ever leaving the comfort of your home! Other patterns included in this Ebook are: the Wee Bit Scottish Socks & the Irish Pub Crawl Hat & Mitts.