Lace wrap

Lace wrap

Easy to knit and even easier to wear, you'll soon wonder how you ever lived without Mary Henderson's stunning shawl.

This versatile wrap is a real must- have. Pop it on top of your coat or pair it with a sweet spring dress for extra warmth and style.


■ Rowan, Creative Focus Worsted (75% wool, 25% alpaca, 100g/200m) 2 balls of Carmine (02055)

■ A pair of 6mm needles

■ 3 metal clasps


 Yarn used knits as chunky to this tension: 15 sts and 24 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over lace pattern using 6mm needles

Yarn used knits as chunky to this tension: 13 sts and 21 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over rib using 6mm needles


75cm long


Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 K1, *yo, sl 1, K2, psso; rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 4 Purl.

These 4 rows form the pattern repeat.


Cast on 32 sts using 6mm needles.

Knit 2 rows.

Work 10 repeats of Lace Pattern, ending with a Row 4 (20cm).

Inc row (WS) K4, *kfb, K1, yo, K1; rep from * to the end of the row. [50 sts]

Purl 1 row.


Next row (RS) K4, P2, *K3, P2; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4.

Next row K1, *P1, K1, P1, K2; rep from * last 4 sts, P1, K1, P1, K1.

These 2 rows form the pattern repeat. Work the repeat for 85cm.

Dec row (WS) K4, *k2tog, K1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. [32 sts]

Purl 1 row.

Next row (RS) Starting with row 3 of Lace Pattern work 9 more repeats for a total of 10 repeats.

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off loosely.


Soak cowl in cool water with hand wash liquid for 20 mins. Gently squeeze out the excess water. Roll cowl in large towel and, again, squeeze out excess moisture (do not wring). Block by pinning the damp cowl on a flat surface; fanning out the seed rib. Do not remove the pins until the cowl is completely dry.

Sew on 3 metal clasps, positioning so the lace sections overlap.