When a dozen new colors deluge your yarn palette, it's playtime... So many color combinations to discover, matches to make and colorways to create! Add our new Worsted Twist Heather to the mix and playtime becomes party time. Our Linen Stitch Colorblock Wrap is a nine-color celebration with an invitation extended to all of Purl Soho's worsted weight yarns and their new colors!

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For this soft and cozy winter wrap we chose Linen Stitch for its exquisite simplicity, both in its construction and finish. Two easy rows create, on one side, a smooth, flat fabric that evokes the pattern's name and on the other, a nubbly, seed-stitch-like field of pure beauty. We love the elegance and the modernity, but most of all we love the color!

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Get started on your own gorgeous wrap with our Worsted Weight Yarn Bundle, a new 9-skein collection of Purl Soho's three worsted weight yarns, all working together: Worsted Twist, an immaculate merino, quietly contrasts with Worsted Twist Heather's tweedy stipple, and both are smooth foils to Alpaca Pure's downy halo of 100% alpaca. Use a Worsted Weight Yarn Bundle to make either this Linen Stitch Colorblock Wrap or its pretty cousin, the Seed Stitch Wrap. Either way, enjoy the color party!

Materials

Get all the yarn you'll need with our Worsted Weight Yarn Bundle. Each bundle includes…

Choose from the following colorways, shown above…

  • GEMSTONE (top left): Worsted Twist in Black Green; Alpaca Pure in Green Turquoise; Alpaca Pure in Yellow Zest; Worsted Twist in Yellow Yellow; Alpaca Pure in Ballet Pink; Worsted Twist Heather in Peony Pink; Alpaca Pure in Grapefruit Pink; Worsted Twist Heather in Red Cayenne; and Alpaca Pure in Paprika Red
  • WINTER BEACH (top right): Alpaca Pure in Peacock Blue; Worsted Twist in Steel Blue; Worsted Twist Heather in Faded Blue; Alpaca Pure in Storm Gray; Worsted Twist Heather in Ash Gray; Alpaca Pure in Oyster Gray; Worsted Twist in Heirloom White; Worsted Twist Heather in Wheat Flour; and Alpaca Pure in Sea Salt
  • WISTERIA (bottom left): Alpaca Pure in Gray Fig; Worsted Twist Heather in Purple Smoke; Worsted Twist in Silver Lilac; Alpaca Pure in Sea Salt; Worsted Twist Heather in Wheat Flour; Worsted Twist in Heirloom White; Alpaca Pure in Oyster Gray; Worsted Twist Heather in Ash Gray; and Alpaca Pure in Storm Gray
  • GRAYSCALE (bottom right): Alpaca Pure in Soft Black; Worsted Twist in Soft Black; Alpaca Pure in Dark Loam; Worsted Twist Heather in Still Water Blue; Worsted Twist in Toasted Charcoal; Alpaca Pure in Toasted Charcoal; Worsted Twist Heather in Tabby Gray; Worsted Twist Heather in Wheat Flour; and Alpaca Pure in Heirloom White

You will also need…

Gauge

20 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Size

NOTE: Because the Worsted Weight Yarn Bundles include different combinations of yarns that have slightly different yardages, the finished size varies slightly among the colorways.

  • Gemstone: Approximately 16 1/4 inches wide x 93 inches long
  • Winter Beach, Wisteria and Grayscale: Approximately 16 1/4 inches wide x 97 inches long

Notes

The color order is pictured and listed above in the Materials section.

Linen stitch is worked over an odd number of stitches. If you wish to modify the width, be sure to cast on an odd number of stitches.

Abbreviations:

  • Wyib: with yarn in back
  • Wyif: with yarn in front

Pattern

NOTE: This pattern is also available as a print-friendly PDF. Just click here.

With the first color, cast on 81 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): K1, *p1, slip 1 wyib, repeat from * to last two stitches, p1, k1.

Row 2: *K1, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 – 2 for the length of the entire skein, ending with Row 2.

Change to the second color at the beginning of the next row.

Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until end of skein, ending with Row 2.

Change to the third color at the beginning of the next row.

Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until end of skein, ending with Row 2.

Continue in this established pattern for the remaining skeins.

When you are nearly finished with the 9th skein, bind off in pattern.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

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