Kentia Wrap

Ambah O'Brien

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Kentia Wrap by Ambah O'Brien | Designed to make the most of the Koigu pencil box set featuring 10 colors, paired with a contrasting color 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 colorwork, only one color is worked per row, and stitches are slipped to create texture and pattern. Take it further by playing with color in your project. Use this project to have a colorful knitting adventure. Alternating sections of mosaic and slip stitch are worked through this project. The mosaic sections are most effective with highly contrasting colors. 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 colors. Play further with color by incorporating a fade with your CC or a striking array of colors. Alternately, keep it simple and sophisticated with a single CC.

Gauge: 24 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10 cm in Kentia Slip stitch, blocked

Finished Measurements:

  • Top Edge: 90”/225 cm
  • Width: 18”/45 cm

Materials Used: 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.
  • Colors in gradient set will be referred to as CC1 through CC10.

Needle Size: US 5/3.75 mm needle, or size required to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate