Free Pattern: Shandeh’s Cushy Lace Wrap

Cushy Lace Wrap, with shawl pin - Design by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)
Cushy Lace Wrap, with shawl pin - Design by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)

If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you may have noticed that I recently designed a knitted wrap, using Patons Beehive Baby Chunky yarn.  I know….the yarn is supposed to be used for babies.  But, I really love how soft it feels, and I wanted to make something for ME with that lush, comfy yarn.  So, I pulled out my stitch dictionaries, and came up with a pretty lace design combination that works well with the yarn, if I do say so myself.

Cushy Lace Wrap design, by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)

Cushy Lace Wrap design, by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)

The edging runs along just one side.  I like it that way.  If you knit it yourself, you might want to add some knit stitches along the other edge, for a garter edging on the other side.

When I started working on the design, I planned on using 6 skeins of yarn, but it was the right length after just 5 skeins.  I’ve looked up compatible gauge yarns on the website, and can recommend using Patons Shetland Chunky as an alternate.  I used 600 yards of yarn for my wrap.

Here’s how the wrap looked when I finished:

Finished Cushy Lace Wrap by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)

Finished Cushy Lace Wrap by Shandeh (Sandy Davis)

I was so pleased with how it turned out, and it was finished in time for my trip to visit my sons on the west coast!  It was perfect for keeping me comfy and warm on the planes, trains, taxis, buses, shuttles, and cars during my trip.  The wrap held up well after 8 days of travel, and it’s just as soft and lovely as ever.

The pattern should be on the Yarnspirations website soon.  It hasn’t been tested yet, so feel free to give it a go, and tell me how you like it.

Shandeh’s Cushy Lace Wrap

Materials: 5 skeins of Patons Beehive Baby Chunky yarn. (You might want to buy 6 skeins, just to be sure you have enough yarn)
Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge).
Stitch marker.

Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

cushy-lace-abbreviations

Cast on 58 sts. Knit 6 rows (garter st).

Pattern Rows begin here
1st row: (RS). K2. *K2tog. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K4. Rep from * to last 4 sts, ending last rep with K2. PM. K2. yo. K2. (5 sts after marker)

2nd row: Knit to marker. Slm. Purl to end of row.

3rd row: K1. *K2tog. yo. K3. yo. ssk. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2. (6 sts after marker)

4th row: As 2nd row.

5th row: K2. *K2tog. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K4. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K2. Slm. K2. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (7 sts after marker)

6th row: As 2nd row.

7th row: K1. *yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (8 sts after marker).

8th row: Cast off 4 sts. K3. Slm. Purl to end of row. (4 sts before marker).

9th row: K2. *yo. ssk. K1. K2tog. yo. K4. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K2. Slm. K2. yo. K2. (5 sts after marker).

10th row: As 2nd row.

11th row: K1. *yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2. (6 sts after marker)

12th row: As 2nd row.

13th row: K2. *K2tog. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K4. Rep from * to marker ending last rep with K2. slm. K2. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (7 sts after marker).

14th row: As 2nd row.

15th row: K1. *K2tog. yo. K3. yo. ssk. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (8 sts after marker).

16th row: Cast off 4 sts. K3. Slm. Purl to end of row. (4 sts before marker).

17th row: K2. *K2tog. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K4. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K2. Slm. K2. yo. K2. (5 sts after marker).

18th row: As 2nd row.

19th row: K1. *yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2. (6 sts after marker).

20th row: As 2nd row.

21st row: K2. *yo. ssk. K1. K2tog. yo. K4. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K2. Slm. K2. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (7 sts after marker).

22nd row: As 2nd row.

23rd row: K1. *yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K2. Rep from * to marker, ending last rep with K1. Slm. K3. yo. K2tog. yo. K2. (8 sts after marker).

24th row: Cast off 4 sts. K3. Slm. Purl to end of row. (4 sts before marker).

These 24 rows form pattern.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 70″ [178 cm] ending on an 8th, 16th or 24th row.

Knit 6 rows. Cast off.

 

So, there it is.  You’ve waited quite a while for the chance to test my design, so go for it!  Please make comments here, sharing your feedback on the pattern.  Let us know which color yarn you chose, and if possible, share a photo of your work on our Facebook page.  I can’t wait to see all your Cushy Lace Wraps!  :)

 

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Shandeh,
    Thankyou for the lovely wrap pattern. I am from Australia. My knowledge of pattern abreviations is not sufficent for me to follow your pattern. Would you pls be able to expand the following ….ssk. PM. Slm.
    Cheers
    Joanne

  2. not sure but it seems like i’m loosing and gaining stiches after the repeats on the odd rows

    • Hello Anna. This is a normal occurrence with lace designs.

      • Adjusted accordingly and looks fine doubled the repeats to accomodate Bernat Softee Baby Sparkle, 4.5 oz/120 gm. sz 8 needles, us. 380 yards/347 m. looks like about 3 skeins. will post picture when finished.

  3. It may be just me but as anyone had trouble with Row 13??

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