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Feb232013

Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap

For this Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap we dipped our brush into eleven buckets of the most beautifully pigmented paints we could imagine. With wide brushstrokes we created great swathes of color, fields of undulating tones and extraordinary luminosity.

To swing this wrap around your shoulders is to envelop yourself in the pure beauty of knitting. It is our ode to the greatest natural fibers in the world, our homage to the joy of hand dyed color and to the fascination of a textural adventure.

Our wrap's journey starts with outrageous hot pink, travels through meadows of gentle roses to a soft creamy horizon, into the beguiling world of jade greens, through crystal clear Aegean blues, and finishes in the deep mystery of twilight. Along the way, you meet Jade Sapphire's extraordinary 8 Ply Cashmere, Anzula's For Better or Worsted,  and Blue Sky's cuddly soft Suri Merino.

Want to take the same trip? We've assembled all eleven of these skeins together in one easy place. Click right here to check it out! Or if you'd like to try our 100% merino version, just click here for the Worsted Twist Seed Stitch Wrap. It uses nine skeins of Purl Soho's beautiful Worsted Twist!

Get started right here!

 

The Materials

  • 11 skeins of worsted weight yarn (or approximately 1700 yards)

If you'd like get all eleven of these skeins, then you'll just need one Yarn to Complete the Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap kit! Here's what's included, from the top:

 

The Pattern

Gauge

5 stitches = 1 inch in seed stitch

Finished Size

24 x 78 inches

Pattern Notes

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

Begin

With the first color, cast on 109 stitches.

Row 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Row 1 for each row until end of skein.

Change to the second color at the beginning of the next row and repeat Row 1 until end of skein.

Repeat with each color, making sure to always change colors on the same side.

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

Weave in the ends and you're finished!

Reader Comments (78)

Hi Katrina-

Faye found this link to a crocheted version of seed stitch on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/modified-crochet-seed-stitch-pattern

Good luck with the project!

Molly
April 30, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi. in South Africa we get our skeins in weight, 250g or 500g do you have a way to convert yards to grams
Thankyou
May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
Hi Denise-

Unfortunately there isn't a reliable way to convert grams, which is a weight measurement, to yards, which is a length measurement. Each fiber and yarn thickness weighs differently. For example, a yard of worsted weight cotton will be much heavier than a yard of lace weight cashmere.

You will need to figure out how long each skein is. If the measurements are metric keep in mind that 1 meter equals 1.09 yards.

Thank you for your question and please let us know if you need any more help.

Best-
Molly
May 6, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
I love to make a Summer cowl out of these wonderful colors. Any chance you will be coming up with a patter for a cowl?

Thanks, Carole
May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
Hi Carole-

We love cowls so we always have one coming up! However we don't have any plans to do one in these colors at the moment but you could certainly make one for yourself!

You can see our full gallery of scarves, shawls, and cowls here:
http://purlbee.squarespace.com/scarves-shawls-and-cowls-knitt/

Thank you!
Molly
May 22, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
I just finished my version of your amazing wrap! Used pinks, grays and green/gray, including some cashmere from your sale. Similar to your old "Geode" colorway from the super easy baby blanket. Was my first time knitting with cashmere, suri, and Anzula for Better or Worsted. Pure heaven! Thx for the inspiration.
May 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJane
This is beautiful and on my list to make after I finish the Super Easy Lap Blanket that I am working on. :) Unfortunately my budget does not allow me to purchase the full kit of the Seed Stitch Wrap, so I'd like to purchase the yarns individually. Do you know when you will get the next batch of Jade Sapphires Pink Panther? Thank you so much!
June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina
Hi Tina-

Please contact our web store about the Pink Panther color. They can let you know when to expect it and also send you an email when it arrives. Their email is: customerservice AT purlsoho DOT com

Thank you!

Molly
June 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Is there like a lighter weight yarn and beach colors that could be used for a summertime wrap ? Maybe some white, creams and tan or other suggestions.

Thanks
June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda
I must make this but would like to use all anzula yarn-the colors are so fabulous. My problem is choosing-I want the wrap to be stunning and favor the yummy browns golds, maple for sure, and reds. I'm def. a warm color girl-please suggest a couple of color combinations for me-it is just too hard for me without them in front of me!
I also love purples and navy or denim blue with a hint of green but not a lot of greens and blues or grays.
I'm asking about 2 combos as I may make 2.
Thanks-Pam
June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam Gardner
Hi Brenda-

The Anzula Squishy and Sebastian would be beautiful for a lighter version of the amazing seed stitch wrap. They have a lovely selection of hand dyed colors. whites, cream, and tans sound lovely, maybe with the additon of corals and denim blues.
Hope this helps, and thanks for writing in!

Faye

Squishy: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/7124-Anzula-Squishy
Sebastian: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/8197-Anzula-Sebastian
June 13, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi Pam-

Faye, who knit this wrap and who is a whiz with colors has gotten a few colorways together for you. If you drop me a line at Molly AT purlsoho DOT com I can forward you the photos and names of colors.

Thanks so much for getting in touch!

Molly
June 13, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi there. I am currently in the middle of knitting this wrap in the colours and yarns included in the kit. It is gorgeous and I am loving it, just one little niggle. All the yarns in the kit do no have the name of the yarn on them only the number and yet the pattern that indicates the order of yarn ony gives the name of the yarn. I am aware that we have a picture to go from but it would be much easier if the order of yarn list included the number of the colourway as well as the name. Just a thought.

Thanks so much for putting together such a fabulous kit - I can't wait to wear this on my summer holiday in Scotland !
June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Hi Becky.
Thanks for the note. I sent it along to our web team. Thanks again for taking the time to write in and letting us know.
Best,
Laura
June 18, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
I too was delighted to find this gorgeous, easy-to-make wrap but am not able to purchase the kit. However, I thought I could work my way through the colors, buying one or two at a time. Unfortunately, when I looked at the color choices in the brands used to make the wrap, and that I presume come with the kit, you no longer list them. My biggest concern is matching the colors like Anzule's Green Country that seem to be marled. If I want to make the wrap, is there a way for me to either order the colors listed (individually, over time) or get help matching to what you now carry?
Thank you...I love your site!
Elizabeth
July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
Hi Elizabeth-

All of the yarns used are listed individually in the "Materials" section of this pattern with links that will take you directly to them. You can definitely buy each skein individually, although some of the colorways are currently sold out.

We would be happy to inform you of when something comes back in stock or help you figure out alternatives. Please contact our customer service department for help with this: customerservice AT purlsoho DOT com. Or if you're in the NYC area we could assist you at our retail store in Soho.

Thanks so much for getting in touch about this!

Molly
July 10, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Could you post a photo of the wrap stretched out? It would be very helpful for planning color variations! Thank you!
July 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy in WV
Hi Cindy-

Unfortunately we couldn't fit it all into one shot! But the photo under "The Materials" heading shows the color order.

Thanks for getting in touch!

Molly
July 15, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
This looks positively gorgeous and just exactly what I am looking for... with one exception... I am allergic to wool. What recommendations could you make for a yarn that has the feel and richness of wool, but not the "wooly" allergens.... This is always so difficult when looking for yarns for autumn/winter projects. Thank you.
July 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLoral
Hi Loral-

Blue Sky Cotton would work great! It comes in wonderful colors and is super soft!
http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/721-Blue-Sky-Worsted-Cotton

Thanks for writing in!

Best-

Molly
July 29, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
if my daughter and I were to knit 2 colors separately, could we connect the colors towards the end of the skeins?
October 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura C
Hi Laura C,
While I am sure there is a method for grafting together Seed Stitch, I am not versed in it. Kitchener Stitch produces beautiful results for grafting Stockinette Stitch, but Seed Stitch is a bit more complex. Sewing sections together or doing a 3-needle bind off would create a seam on one side. It is best to work this piece continuously.
Hope this helps.
Laura
October 23, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi - I am about to get started on a "practice" version of this -- before I drop $400+ on the yarn : ) -- and I have a question: is there a video tutorial anywhere on how to switch colors every other row? I've only knitted scarves so far, and when I switched colors I would cut the first color's yarn, move to the next, and weave in the strands at the end. I'm guessing that cutting the yarn every row is NOT what I'm supposed to do here, but don't know how to work two colors simultaneously. Grateful for any links you can share!
October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
Molly,
I have been searching and searching for that one project that grabs me, that makes me want to shut the door, start a fire and brew some tea for a day of knitting. This is it. Finally after 20 years of knitting for everyone else, I have a project to call my very own. Thank you for the simplest of stitches in something so very wonderful. I cannot wait to cast on the first stitches.

warmly,
heather
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Gorgeous wrap!!! I'm about to finish it and I was wondering if I could block it and how, given the snow color is not super wash merino? Love all your projects!!
Laura
February 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Mandini
Hi Laura-

Yes you can block it! Here is a link to our blocking tutorial: http://www.purlbee.com/knitting-tutorials-finishing/2006/11/13/blocking.html

Thank you!

Molly
February 3, 2014 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
When transitioning colors, I understand that it has to be on the same side but how do you avoid the line that develops on the wrong side?
February 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Am knitting this project now. Am currently working on the white section. The yarns are AMAZING! Using and handling such high quality yarn spoils me for anything else. The pattern is great - love the idea of not having to count rows. My only comment would be that were I to make another wrap, a #7 needle would work better for me (knitting is very personal and variant). My stitches aren't as " tight" as the wrap pictured- it's still wonderful, though. Can't wait to wear it!!
February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMishi

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