Cashmere Wrap in Purple: Pearl River Lace Wrap by Doris Chan

Sideview

I found this terrific merino, cashmere, acrylic blend on clearance at a local yarn shop. At the time, I picked up a host of skeins, eight of which were purple. Those, I set aside for the Purple Wrap I was planning…just as soon as I found the perfect pattern.

Yeah. That pattern search took a solid two years, but it was worth it. Doris Chan’s Pearl River Lace Wrap, which I found on Ravelry, turned out to be exactly the right balance of complexity and warm coziness I sought. The resulting piece is warm and feminine, absolutely perfect for a chill spring day or over a simple shell top. It hugs the shoulders, wanting to stay on rather than slip off like stoles and shawls so often do.

Cashmere-Merino Wool Wrap, crochet

That hugging the shoulders detail comes from the subtle shaping of Chan’s pattern. When laid out flat, this wrap looks like a very wide V, not quite stole and not quite shawl. Chan takes a simple, traditional shape to a whole new level, making this one of my new favorites.

crocheted relaxationMy version took just under 8 skeins of Cascade Yarns Cash Vero DK in color 014. The finished piece weighs 13 ounces/352 grams. It measures 66/86 inches (168/219 cm) by 16 (22 at center) inches (41/55 cm) after wet blocking. It took me about a week of evenings to finish the piece, most of them lounging in front of the TV, so you know the pattern was pretty easy to make.

Sign Up Today
Win a Free Iching Reading

Get clarity on a question, a situation, or big event in your life.

Enter to win a by filling out the form below.

Thank you for subscribing and look for an email from me if you are the winner of the reading.

Something went wrong.

Sign Up Today
Win a Free Iching Reading

Get clarity on a question, a situation, or big event in your life.

Sign up for our newsletter and be automatically entered in our
monthly drawing for a free Iching Reading by Candace!

Thank you for subscribing and look for an email from me if you are the winner of the reading.

Something went wrong.

Search
%d bloggers like this: