Calla Lily Wrap by Carol E. Herman

Calla Lily Wrap

November 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 21.5 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
32'x42'x53' (one size)
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This pattern is available from for $6.00.

Calla Lily Wrap is inspired by Art Deco fashion, which flourished in the 1930s and earlier. In madcap comedies like Bringing Up Baby, elegant accessories reigned, whether the characters were larking it up on the golf course or traipsing around the countryside. Wear it draped over one shoulder Katharine Hepburn-style or clasped around the neck.

Calla Lily is knit flat in worsted weight yarn, bottom-up and sideways, with increases along one edge only. The cabled panel is an engaging motif, and garter stitch comprises the rest of the wrap. The finished piece measures 32x42x53 inches.

LL Yarn Co. provided the yarn for my Technicolor designs, both of them in the colorway Golden Hour. Even the name of the colorway is fitting for our theme, as the golden hour is a favorite time for filming for many a photographer and cinematographer. The play of light in this colorway, along with the fabulous hand of the LL Yarn Co. Worsted, provided for a delightful experience in designing this wrap. My second Technicolor design will follow in the Technicolor: Movie Night collection, being published in 2023.

Skills Needed: Yarn over increases and ssk, k2tog and sl1-k2tog-psso decreases. Instructions for cables are provided. Shawl instructions are provided as charts or line-by-line written instructions, except for top garter stitch border, which is written only.

Other Materials: 3 stitch markers (1 next to yo, 1 before and 1 after cable stitch section), cable needle, tapestry needle, highlighter tape (optional), blocking pins or wires, blocking mats, wool wash.