Wisp Hill by Mary-Anne Mace

Wisp Hill

August 2017
Lace ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
930 - 984 yards (850 - 900 m)
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Wisp Hill is a versatile airy wrap that depicts the Ribbonwood motif also featured in my Ribbonwood shawl (and the soon to be released Ribbonwood blanket).
I wanted the piece to progress from cabled lace at one end, to pure lace at the other, and the two different motifs combine in the middle and complement each other when wrapped beautifully around your neck.
The wrap begins with a provisional cast on at the cabled end, which is then picked up and knit for a short distance in the opposite direction with the same lace motif that appears at the lace end. I recommend in the pattern that you knit the provisional end early on in the project with a second ball of yarn, just to be sure your cast on is not too tight, or that you don’t lose any stitches!
Once you have begun the lace half, the piece flies along due to the repeating motif. Because of the construction method you can make the wrap longer or shorter by increasing (or reducing) the number of repeats of chart F.

I used 850 metres of yarn for the sample, if you substitute yarn you may require more or less yarn, so I do recommend you have 850-900 metres of yarn (930 - 984 yards) of yarn

Pattern notes are detailed, and all techniques are explained. You may use the provisional cast on I used (which forms a lifeline inside the live stitches once unravelled), or your preferred technique.