Trifle Wrap by Helen Stewart

Trifle Wrap

October 2023
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1920 yards (1756 m)
One Size
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A trifle is so much more than its name suggests. The writer Oliver Wendell Holmes declared trifle to be “that most wonderful object of domestic art” and went into raptures over its “charming confusion of cream and cake and almonds and jam and jelly and wine and cinnamon and froth.”

That was in the mid 1800s, probably Peak Trifle. By that time, the basic concept had already been around for a few hundred years, beginning as a clever way for thrifty cooks to use up sweet leftovers in a single pudding. Slowly, trifle climbed the social ladder until it finally arrived (decked out in a sparkling crystal bowl) to take centre stage at fancy dinner parties and holiday feasts around the world. Since then, trifle has cycled in and out of fashion several times, but it’s still a festive favourite.

The Trifle Wrap takes after its namesake in every way: light and decadent, gorgeously layered, and delightfully over the top. Designed to use 24 twenty gram fingering- weight mini skeins held double with a strand of silk mohair lace yarn, this is a perfect project for your festive yarn set. But as with a real trifle, it can also be made beautifully out of leftovers from your stash: that’s what I used for the sample. Like the cream that mingles trifle’s many ingredients into one transcendent pudding, the fluffy mohair softens and melds even the most random assortment of scraps into one delicious masterpiece.

One Size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements
Approximately 71 cm (28”) x 193cm (76”)

Designed to use a set of 24 x 20g minis in fingering weight yarn

Sample used approximately 20g (80m/88yds) of 24 colours of fingering weight yarn or a total of 480g (1920m / 2112yds).

Held double with:
Gepard Kid Seta (70% Super kid mohair, 30% Shappe silk; 210m per 25g) x 9 balls (1890m / 2067yds)

4.5 mm (US 7), 80-120cm (32-50”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Tapestry needle
5 Stitch Markers (optional to mark repeats)

15 sts/36 rows = 10cm (4”) in garter stitch

Exact gauge is not critical but may affect the amount of yarn needed if different.