Kentia Wrap by Ambah O'Brien

Kentia Wrap

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Kentia mosaic
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1670 yards (1527 m)
One size, adjustable
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kDesigned to make the most of the Koigu pencil box set featuring 10 colours, paired with a contrasting colour to make the set shine. Kentia Wrap is a project to enjoy mosaic knitting, a technique that really is so much simpler than it looks. Unlike stranded colourwork, only one colour is worked per row, and stitches are slipped to create texture and pattern. Take it further by playing with colour in your project. Use this project to have a colourful knitting adventure.

Koigu Yarn Kits Koigu have created Kentia Kits with both the original colour palette and three other gorgeous options. Find your local Koigu stockist here.

Pair your wrap with the coordinating Kentia Hat

Alternating sections of mosaic and slip stitch are worked through this project. The mosaic sections are most effective with highly contrasting colours. In my sample, I chose a light MC contrasting with dark CC. The reverse will also provide the desirable contrast. In the slip stitch section, I chose a subtle contrast of light CC with the light MC. The slip stitch section will be effective with either a strong contrast or, as mine is, a subtle contrast between the colours.
Play further with colour by incorporating a fade with your CC or a striking array of colours. Alternately, keep it simple and sophisticated with a single CC.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.

Top Edge: 90”/225 cm
Width: 18”/45 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight
MC: 870 yd/796 m
CC: Either 800 yd/740 m or a 10-colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/74 m.
Colours in gradient set will be referred to as CC1 through CC10.

Sample shown in:
MC: Koigu, KPM, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 175 yd/160 m per
50 g), 1122
CC: Koigu, Pencil Box, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 870 yd/796 m per 250 g), Kentia Wrap Set, colour numbers in order used: P494, P736, P825, P438, 1500, P741, P453, P524C, P530, P150B

US 5/3.75 mm needle, or size required to obtain gauge

Optional stitch markers, tapestry needle

24 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm in Kentia Slip stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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