Chevron Lace Wrap Using Shibui Reed
The Chevron Lace Wrap offers a fine fabric that’s floaty but not altogether sheer—perfect for indoor wear or ‘shoulder season.’ Arrow-like chevron panels in stockinette stitch and eyelet lace alternate for geometric simplicity in two generous sizes (even the scarf is ‘wrappy.’)
Knit in a cool plant fiber like Shibui Reed, this wrap can transcend the seasons. Reed is 100% linen, but lacks the crispness of most linen yarns thanks to its smooth, chainette construction. It’s pliable, sleek, and graceful—all qualities that emerge in the light, lovely drape of its knitted fabric.
Approx. 21 1/2" x 78"/54.5 x 198cm after blocking.
6 skeins Shibui Reed (246 yds / 225m). Or approx. 1450 yds/1326m fingering-weight yarn.
Shown in color 2181, Bone.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 4 (3.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge.
5 Locking markers.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking Wires and T-pins.
32 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette chevron pattern, after blocking
Although it isn’t critical that your finished size is spot on, it’s always good to swatch to make sure that you like the fabric. The beauty is all in the blocking. There’s nothing like seeing a lace project transform after a good soak and pinning!
Linen yarn can be rather slippery! To keep stitches from slipping off their needles, our test knitters found it was helpful to use bamboo needles with sharp tips.
The Free Adaptation
Digital Chevron Lace Wrap & Scarf pattern. (Download)
Printed Chevron Lace Wrap & Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)
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