Lovely in Lace Wrap
The Lovely in Lace Wrap is a long, rectangular shape comprised of four colors and three simplistic lace stitch motifs that are repeated throughout the wrap. It is easy to modify the length of each section, as well as the order of the colors, and even the number of colors that you use.
The techniques includes within this pattern include simple increases and decreases for working lace. This includes K2tog, KFB, YO, SSK, and SKP. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to try lace knitting for the first time. More information on techniques can be found here.
The Lovely in Lace Wrap uses (4) 50-gram fingering weight mini-skeins, each skein a different color. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.
The Lovely in Lace Wrap was originally designed for the Tippy Tree Yarns Audrey Hepburn advent shawl MKAL of December 2020. Tiffany, the dyer behind Tippy Tree Yarns, asked me to design a rectangular shawl that represented Audrey Hepburn, and gave me three adjectives: classy, elegant, and understated.
I imagined Audrey Hepburn wearing a lace shawl around her neck or shoulders with a beautiful deep blue knee-length ball gown. I felt like the only path for this design was to create something with simple lace motifs, and the feather and fan stitch motif had to be a main component.
It's a cool, spring morning. There's a nip in the air, but the frost is fading on the grass, and you can hear a pair of birds singing in the neighborhood.
You're preparing for Sunday brunch with the gal pals, who collectively decided you all needed a reason to dress up and leave the house. You're not usually one to dress up all nice and fancy, but it's fun for a special occasion every now and then. And any opportunity to leave the house is most certainly a special occasion right now!
There's not a doubt in your mind what you'll wear: your Lovely in Lace Wrap with a simple black dress. The outfit it simple but elegant and beautiful. Just the way you like it.
You're in desperate need of a distracting knit, something that will envelope you in the knit without requiring a lot of brain power. Something that will allow you to forget, just for a bit, everything that went wrong today, and yesterday, and the day before that.
It's been a stressful week; it feels like everything that could possibly go wrong has. And you just need an opportunity to relax and put it aside for a bit. You've put the kids to bed, and you don't need the commotion of a movie or a podcast. Just some knitting that is engaging and relaxing.
You're in luck with the Lovely in Lace Wrap. The simple lace is just that: you'll need to pay attention to the pattern, but more than half the pattern is just purling the row. You may need to learn a new stitch or two, but there's always at least one breather row between a concentration row. Each section is repetitive, creating a rhythm as you knit, but it’s not a mindless knit for social knitting.
This pattern includes simple increases and decreases for working lace: K2tog, KFB, YO, SSK, and SKP. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to try lace knitting for the first time. The rows are relatively short, and the pattern includes a lot of repeats (so there’s more time for practicing and not as many new techniques to learn).
Still trying to decide if you're up for the lace? This blog post goes into depth on exactly what techniques are included in the wrap and how to decide if you're going to enjoy knitting lace or not.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
Width: 10.5 in / 27 cm
Length: 72 in / 183 cm
800 yds / 730 m; 200 grams Fingering Weight yarn; 4 colors, 50 grams each
Designed using Tippy Tree Yarns Super Sock(75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 230 yds / 210 m, 50 g), shown in Audrey Grace, Audrey Beauty, Audrey Style, and Audrey Glam.
Get color combination & alternate yarn recommendations here.
26 stitches, 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm feather and fan
26 stitches, 19 rows = 4" / 10 cm fern lace
25 stitches, 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm herringbone lace
3.5 mm (US size 4), or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 10 in / 25 cm long, straight or circular