Twisted Strands Wrap

The Twisted Strands Wrap uses the Jacob’s Ladder stitch to add texture and show off the lovely angora merino yarn. It has rounded ends finished off with a braided tassel and is a wonderful way to dress and warm up a summery outfit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 50” long x 24” wide

Gauge: 15 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern:
Row 1: Ch 19, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook, *skip 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, repeat from * 3 more times, skip 1, dc in last ch.
Row 2 on: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space across, dc in top of turning ch.

Materials

Yarn: LB Collection Angora Merino (80% extrafine merino wool, 20% angora; 131 yards [120 meters]/50 grams): #196 Sangria (7 balls)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook and larger hook, such as an N or M
Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 safety pins

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rows and utilizes the Jacob’s Ladder stitch. The sets of chains that will be looped together in the end will create a very ruffled look.

Pattern

Increases and Body

Row 1: Ch 11, [(dc, ch 7) 4 times, dc] all in the first ch made.
Row 2: Turn, ch 10, (dc, ch 7, dc) in next dc, ch 7, dc in next dc, ch 7, dc in next dc, ch 7, (dc, ch 7, dc) in next dc, ch 7, dc into 4th ch of starting ch 11 from previous row.
Row 3: Turn, ch 10, * 2 dc in next dc, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 4: Turn, ch 10, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 5: Turn, ch 10, * (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 6: Turn, ch 10, * (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 2 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 7: Turn, ch 10, * (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 8: Turn, ch 10, * [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Repeat row 8: Until 6 skeins of yarn have been used ~ piece will measure around 48” long.

Decreases

Row 1: Turn, ch 10, * [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 5 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 2: Turn, ch 10, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 3: Turn, ch 10, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space] 2 times, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 4: Turn, ch 10, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 5: Turn, ch 10, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row.
Row 6: Turn, ch 10, * dc in next ch-1 space, ch 7, repeat from * 5 more times, dc into 3rd ch of starting ch 10 from previous row. Do not cut yarn or finish off in any way.

Finishing

Remove the hook form the loop and place a safety pin in the loop to keep it from pulling through.
Look at the start of the wrap. There are 5 ch-7s that start in row 1, and 2 more that start in row 2. It is now time to loop all 7 sets of ch-7s up the wrap. Take one of the bottom loops and twist it half a turn. Place the loop you just created on a large hook (size N or M) and pull the next ch-7 from the next row through the loop (do not twist this one) making a chain, continue making the chain with the ch-7 in the next row, and so on all the way to the last ch-7 from the final decrease row, place this loop on the second safety pin. Repeat this with all 7 sets of ch-7s, placing the final loop on the second safety pin each time. You will have 7 loops at the end of the wrap, all on the second safety pin.
Remove the loop from the first safety pin and place it back on the smaller hook. Ch 3, place all 7 loops from the second safety pin onto the hook and make a slip stitch to hold them all together, ch 1 and make one more slip stich through all 7 loops. Clip the yarn and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Tassels

Cut 37 strands of yarn each 1 yard (3’) long. Take one piece, fold it in half and tie it around the middle of the remaining bundle of yarn. Leave the ends of the tie piece hanging free to attach the tassel to the wrap. Fold the bundle where it is tied, divide it into thirds and braid it for 4”. Cut one more long piece of yarn and wrap it around the bottom of the braid for ½ to ¾”, fasten the ends. Cut the ends of the tassel so they are 6” long below the wrapped section. Secure the tassel to one end of the wrap and repeat for the second tassel. yarn ball

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