Garden Walls Wrap by Meg Roke

Garden Walls Wrap

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1638 yards (1498 m)
20" wide and 65" long
This pattern is available from for $79.99.

Leisurely walking through a garden or on a wooded path is a recurring scene in Jane Austen’s novels. Catherine Morland and Mr. Tilney stroll along the Beechen Cliff near Bath in Northanger Abbey; Elizabeth Bennet found a favorite walk in the woods of Rosings Park in Pride and Prejudice; and Anne Elliot accompanied her family for “a very long walk” through the countryside in Persuasion. In fact, it is well known that Austen herself enjoyed strolling amidst greenery for both inspiration and leisure. There is one particular garden Jane Austen favored: the famous walled garden of Goodnestone Park in Kent. There wisteria, roses, and clematis crept up the garden walls, merging the softness of sweeping blooms with the linear frame of the brick walls. The layered foliage and balanced architecture of that Regency-style garden inspired this design.

Chart PDF available here:

• The Garden Walls Wrap is worked flat from the bottom up and knitted primarily in stockinette stitch. There is a lace panel in the Celtic Leaf pattern in a lighter shade near each end of the wrap. The lace pattern is worked on both sides.
• A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
• The first stitch of each row is slipped purlwise with yarn in front to create a uniform edge.

There is a missing YO on the chart in the magazine. On row 25, just before the last decrease, there should be a YO (just like the previous decreases in that row).