Esprit d'Evelyn by Yvonne Poon

Esprit d'Evelyn

December 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
866 - 1297 yards (792 - 1186 m)
1 (2, 3)
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When I started to plan the design for a collaboration with Knotions, ideas swirled about like leaves on a blustery autumn day. I had a hard time choosing which design path to travel. I decided to involve my newsletter subscribers and presented some design options for them to choose. Esprit d’Evelyn is the result. It was so freeing to put some design decisions into someone else’s hands so I could get to work on the design. I see more shared design journeys in the future.

This wrap design also accomplished another design goal – creating a design in honor of my mom, Evelyn. This collaboration with Knotions turned out to be the perfect opportunity. With green as its color theme, it was also my mom’s favorite color. Esprit d’Evelyn embraces you in comfort, just like a mother’s love wraps you in warmth and security.

Esprit d’Evelyn is an asymmetrical, triangular wrap offered in three sizes. It combines the rhythm of stockinette and lace while challenging you to step up to the plate and elevate your knitting skills. You’ll enjoy this journey exploring and celebrating your creativity while creating a wrap you’ll love to wear.

Design features and details:
~ parallel bands of textured lace leaves and stockinette stitch
~ integrated i-cord edges
~ cast-on and bind-off options - one option creates a continuous I-cord edge all around the wrap

This pattern includes:
~ schematic
~ diagrams to set up the i-cord grafting
~ stitch counts table including a progress tracker to help you stay organized and confident throughout your project

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Thank you to a GREAT group of testers!

Thank you to Sarah and Sea Change Fibers for their generous yarn support and the opportunity to collaborate again!

Sizes and Finished Measurements
Refer to schematic for measurement points (last photo).

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Left edge: 53 (59, 65.25)“ / 132.5 (147.5, 163) cm
Right (Neck) edge: 62.75 (69.25, 77)” / 157 (173, 192.5) cm
Bound-off edge: 42 (46.75, 51.5)“ / 105 (117, 129) cm

DK or sport weight yarn: approximately 866 (1070, 1297) yds / 792 (979, 1186) m

Yarn used in sample: Sea Change Fibers Swale Sport (80% American merino/Rambouillet/20% cashmere; 325 yds/100 g): Color Fern Gully, 3 (4, 4) skeins

US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, minimum 24” / 60 cm for working flat, or size needed to obtain gauge

For Cast-on Option 2 and/or Bind-off Option 2 (see Pattern Notes):
3 double-pointed needles in gauge needle size or smaller – for grafting
F-5 / 3.75mm hook – for crochet provisional cast-on
Needle one or two sizes larger than gauge needle size – optional

Cotton embroidery thread or fingering weight cotton yarn for a lifeline – only needed for Cast-on Option 2 and Bind-off Option 2 (see Pattern Notes)
Stitch markers
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn – only needed for Cast-on Option 2 (see Pattern Notes)

20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

Tester Reviews
Love the pattern! The shawl turned out beautifully. ~Laura (see Laura’s finished wrap here)

I recommend this pattern to knitters who want to have the experience of lace knitting without the entire project being lace. ~Lila

Easy directions and beautiful pattern. Simple yet not boring. ~Ling (see Ling’s finished wrap here)