Solicitude Wrap by Justyna Lorkowska

Solicitude Wrap

December 2014
yarn held together
Lace ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch worked flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2807 yards (2567 m)
One size
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Revel in the eye-catching texture and dramatic proportions of this must-knit wrap.

One Size

112.25” length
25.25” width


Shibui Knits Lunar
60% extra fine merino
40% mulberry silk
401 yds / 50 g
6 skeins Color A
1 skein Color B
Shown in Trellis (Color A) and
Noire (Color B)

22 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch after blocking, with two strands of Lunar, on size 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size as well as the required yardage.

Size 6 (4mm) straight or 24” circular needle
Tapestry Needle
Blocking pins

The shawl consists of two sections which are repeated alternately throughout the shawl body. Odd-numbered sections are worked in Garter Stitch with I-Cord edging,
while even-numbered sections are worked in textured Diagonal Weave with I-Cord edging. All RS rows begin with an increase, while all WS rows begin with a decrease
and finish with an increase, thus creating a long triangle. The final section is finished with a small Garter Stitch border with I-Cord edge as well. The entire shawl is worked in two colors: main color (Color A) is used throughout each section divided with contrast color (Color B) intervals.
Every time Color B is introduced do not break Color A but carry it along the edge.