morning glory wrap

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And if you look closely at them, you will see how extraordinary
they are both in colour and texture and that in their centre is
a kind of golden light that shines from within.

At the end of the day, they turn a most beautiful shade of lavender,
and then close up, wither and die. They live for only one day
and then they are gone.
from The Lesson of the Morning Glory! © Copyright 1998 by Veronica M. Hay

Morning Glory Wrap
shown here: longer size wrap in Briar Rose Wistful, color W21005
piece was knit using the beautifully crafted Jenkins Knitting Needles

  • pattern price: $7.00 US (ohio residents, please add $.42 sales tax)
  • payment method: please visit our pattern shop!
  • Suggested Yarns: Briar Rose Wistful or Earthsong, Fearless Fibers DK/Sport Cashmere, Mohair/Wool DK, or Alpaca/Wool DK, Nashua Handknits Sublime DK, Indieceta Baby Alpaca DK, Mountain Colors Weavers’s Wool, Alpaca Yarn Company handpainted DK yarn or any soft DK yarn which has approximately 500 yards to 8 ounces.
  • Notes: This rectangular wrap is begun at the hem and worked to the center back.
    Stole may be shortened to wrap length by working fewer repeats in the morning glories section but taking care to end on the same row as the pattern instructs.
    Using smaller needles and finer yarn will also produce a smaller piece.
    Sample gained approximately 30% in length and width when blocked.
  • Finished Size: pre-blocked: shorter: 18�? W x 60�? L / longer: 18�?W x 68�? L
    blocked dimensions: 24�? W x 78�? L / 24�? W x 90�? L
  • Yarn requirements: approximately 700 (850) yards of soft DK weight yarn for shorter(longer) wrap
  • Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4�? in stockinette stitch (preblocked; fabric will be loosely knit)
  • Needles: 5.5 mm needle (US size 9); a needle with a slender, tapered point is highly recommended

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many, MANY thanks to PumpkinMama and to kim for their efforts in test-knitting this piece!

UPDATES (all patterns purchased after the date listed will include corrections)
4/20/07: page 3, in the chart for the hem edging, row 12 (WS), stitch #12 should be NO STITCH; there should be p3 before the marker, not p4. written instructions on page 2 are correct.

4/24/07: page 4 in the 4-row finishing for the mesh section, row 2 at the end, the butterfly edging should read: R2: k3, p1, k4, yo, k2tog, SM, k50, SM, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo twice, k2tog, k1. the chart is already correct

63 thoughts on “morning glory wrap

  1. JUST WOW! I am so in love with this pattern. Paypal is “in the mail”. I have the perfect (I think – will have to swatch) yarn for it. Ummmmm

  2. Lovely! I’m in complete awe of your pattern writing talents. I hope to finally cast on the Starlight Evening Wrap tomorrow. If I’m able to complete it without desecrating the pattern too badly then maybe the morning glory wrap will be attempted next. Cheers!

  3. I’m dead. Okay I’m just a bit… a bit… smitten. Drunk on yarn & beauty. I’m… going to order… the pattern… right away. I mean why not jump into the deep end.

    BTW, the wallpaper & baseboard w/the hardwood floors in the photo looks exquisite with that… shawl (is that a worthy word for that piece of artistic beauty?). My mom has wallpaper very similar in her 1920’s stucco bungalow. Original paper, too. This lace thing you do is going to be the death… or life of me, me thinks.

  4. WOW! You know, I can see the morning glories better when the light is shining through it than on it. I totally see what you were saying earlier. 🙂

  5. Yeah, I just wanted to pop by and check how much DK yarn you used and the pattern is here!!!!!! I’m going to order right away. Can’t wait, been dreaming about this one, my dear.

  6. Really, really gorgeous. Such a fabulous synthesis of yarn and pattern.

    *ahem* But, uh, when can we see such classy action shots of Obstacles?

  7. These pics of the morning glory shawl are absolutely gorgeous but……I had the wonderful experience of seeing this in person at class today. You cannot believe how gorgeous it is. We couldn’t stop holding it. We just kept staring at it. I know you are all jealous. You just have to move to Ohio to be able to learn from such a great teacher.

  8. Until I started reading this blog, lace was just old fabric to me. Oh, I dabbled in knitting some tiny lace edgings years ago that nearly made me blind, but never considered a shawl. Your shawls are modern and exquisite!

  9. This is beautiful (as are others in your blog)! I’m a VERY NEWBIE to lace – how hard is this pattern? Would you rate these for us scared beginners? Thanks bunches!

  10. That is such a lovely wrap and in such amazing colors (I’m a huge fan of purple). Thank you for sharing this pattern!

  11. Even better than I thought it would look (and I had hight expectations!) and much, much bigger than I thought too, even though you told me the measurements!

  12. :O :O :O

    If it’s at all possible, it looks even more gorgeous in use! I can’t WAIT to get my yarn! (BTW, I ordered another skein and I’m sure I will NOT regret it!)

  13. That’s lovely! I love the yarn, and I can finally “see” the morning glories (before I just saw trellis). Another beautiful peice of knitting form you.

  14. You look like a Greek goddess in your beautiful shawl. I am blown away. It IS much longer than we all thought! Stunning.

  15. It is stunning! This is my favorite one yet and you know how much I love Hypotenuse :-). This is going to be my next shawl for sure!

  16. Oh Anne!!! Congratulations with yet another GORGIOUS piece! Scream!

    I am stunned by the beauty of the shawl… you are so talented!

    And what beautiful darkwood circulair needle with your name printed on them, applause!

    You know, Anne, you L O V E what you do, and it shows… IT SO INCREDIBLY SHOWS!

  17. Yep, just as lovely on the model (you?) as on the blocking wires. Can’t wait until Chris dyes up more of the Wistful so I can get started. Thought I had 2 skeins on order earlier this week, then she checked her inventory and discovered that her computer was telling people she had more of this than she did. Oops! Time for an update!

  18. I’ve been lurking your blog for a little while now, and was so taken with this wrap that I thought I should come out of hiding. It’s a beautiful pattern, and I like that it’s lace knit in more substanially-weighted yarn! Lastly, I can’t tell if what I like most about it is the yarn, the pattern, or the way you wear it so well!

  19. You’re spoiling us. Really. This one is amazing!

    I didn’t quite understand what made it “morning glory” lace until I saw the silhouette shots. Now I know how it comes by its name! 🙂

  20. i know i’ve told you how pretty that shawl is, but it bears repeating. i think i’m looking at my next lace project, but, considering my current ufo list, it’s a better idea if i wait to buy the pattern until i actually finish something. anything!

  21. You know, I really didn’t see the morning glories until you posted the pic with the light shining through it and now I completely see what you’re talking about!

  22. Wow.
    I must say that I normally don’t like lace shawls that aren’t the teeny-skinny laceweight, but ever since I saw the pictures of this one I’ve been trying to figure out what yarn I’m going to use! It’s a gorgeous wrap, and I am dying to knit it now.

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