Ever struggled to choose one main color from two colors you adore? With Mirrorette, you can give them both a turn in the spotlight! Knit in two halves that are identical save for color placement, the finished wrap is a satisfying blend of symmetry and complement. Delicate bands of mosaic dots punctuate the lace motif and present inspiring opportunities for stash-busting and color play. And Mirrorette’s out-of-the-ordinary construction will keep even experienced knitters interested.
Mirrorette is worked in two pieces and then joined using the three-needle bind-off. If you have enough yarn, the pattern includes a note about how the wrap can be lengthened a bit by adding an extra lace panel in your CC. It also includes a link to a free planning worksheet and row tracker, just in case you want to mix things up a bit and use more than three colors.
Lace is both written and charted, and Mirrorette has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!SIZE
Length: 64” / 162.5 cm
Width: 21.25” / 54 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.YARN
C1: approximately 440 yd / 402 m of light fingering weight yarn
C2: approximately 440 yd / 402 m of light fingering weight yarn
CC: approximately 76 yd / 70 m of light fingering weight yarn. If you have enough CC and would like a slightly longer wrap, the pattern explains how to insert an extra lace panel using your CC before joining the two halves.
Totals include a 15% buffer. If you are substituting a heavier fingering-weight yarn, you will likely need more yardage. Wrap can be worked in more than three colors; pattern includes a link to a free weight-based planning worksheet.
C1: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yd / 402 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Pearl
C2: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yd / 402 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Whales Road
CC: Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 437 yd / 400 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Lime TimeNEEDLES
Two pairs of US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; 40” / 100 cm/ or longer circular needles are recommended to accommodate large number of stitches.
Optional: Additional needle (circular, straight, or DPN) of the same or similar size for three-needle bind-off. You may also use the non-working end of one of the pairs holding the live stitches.NOTIONS
4 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker (optional, to mark right side of work), 4 additional stitch markers (optional; see note on page 4), tapestry needleGAUGE
19 stitches and 19 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Lace with no rest rows, yarn overs, single increases, single and double decreases, three-needle bind-off. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described knitting Mirrorette:
unique, elegant, fun, geometric, fascinating, addictive, and a lot of visual bang for buck.
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