Farmers Market Wrap

Make a stop at your local farmers market for some fresh cut sunflowers while wearing this gorgeous alpaca wrap. Rows of puff stitches in rich rust and blue make this wrap stand out in a crowd.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: 60” / [152 cm] x 84” / [214 cm]

Gauge: 10 rows and 17 sts = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarnGarnstudio Drops Alpaca (100% Alpaca; 183 yards [167 meters]/50 grams): 2923 Mustard (MC, 4 balls), 2917 Turquoise (CC1, 1 ball), 0501 Light Grey (CC2, 1 ball), 2915 Rust (CC3, 1 ball), 2110 Wheat (CC4, 1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch (PS): (Yo, draw up a loop) 4 times in stitch, yo, draw through all 9 sts on hook.

Pattern Notes

Pattern increases on one side only. On straight side, ch 3 counts as first dc. On increase side, ch 3 counts as first dc and the next dc is made in base of beg ch-3 (increase made). On decrease rows (on decrease side only) ch 3 does not count as a st and you will not work into it on next row.

Color sequence for PS rows is as follows: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4.

Pattern

Row 1: With MC, ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (3 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout on increase rows), dc in same st (at base of beg ch-3) (increase made), dc in next 2 sts, turn. (4 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn. (5 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, turn. (6 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (7 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc across, turn. Fasten off MC. (8 dc)

Row 7: With CC1, ch 3, dc in next st, (ch 1, skip next st, PS in next st) twice, ch 1, skip next st, 2 dc in last st, turn. Fasten off. (2 PS)

Row 8: With MC, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in PS; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc across, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc across, turn.

Row 11: As Row 9

Row 12: As Row 10. Fasten off MC.

Row 13: With CC2, ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, PS in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, 2 dc in last st, turn. Fasten off.

Rep Rows 8-13 for pattern (changing colors for Row 13 following color sequence) 12 more times, then Rows 8-10 once more. (90 sts)

You will now begin decreasing on one side only.

Row 89: Ch 3, dc across to last 2 sts, dc2tog (decrease made), turn. (89 sts)

Row 90: Ch 3 (does not count as a st here and throughout on decrease rows), dc in next st, dc across, turn. Fasten off MC. (88 sts)

Row 91: With CC3, ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, PS in next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc2tog over last 2 sts (remember to leave beg ch-3 unworked), turn. Fasten off.

Row 92: With MC, ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in PS; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 93: Ch 3, dc across to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn.

Row 94: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc across, turn.

Row 95: As Row 93.

Row 96: As Row 94.

Rep Rows 91-96 for pattern (changing colors for Row 91 following color sequence) 13 more times until 4 sts remain.

Row 175: Ch 2, dc in next st, dc2tog. (3 sts)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Tassels

Make 3 tassels in any contrast colors of your choice. Use a book or notebook approx. 6” in width. Cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel.

Wrap yarn around book approx. 16-20 times. Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Cut another length of yarn and wrap around tassel 1” from top 5 times and knot ends together.

Trim if needed and attach to 3 corners of Shawl, sewing securely.

If desired, a light blocking will benefit Shawl.

Pin out on blocking board and spray lightly with water. Leave to dry.

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