Pelydr Tesni – The Sun’s Warming Rays
Welsh: Pelydr (pel-uh-dur) meaning a ray; Tesni (tes-nee) a name meaning warmth of the sun
When I was a small child, I remember curling up on the floor behind the sofa, feeling the warm sunshine through the window and falling asleep watching the light under the curtains making patterns on the carpet.
This pattern was designed for using up that gorgeous skein of hand dyed sock yarn which has been waiting in anticipation of the right project. Teamed with six mini skeins, or remnants from other projects, this wrap is the perfect, elegant stash-buster. However, so many people loved it that we decided to make kits up for it too! Please look at all the colour variations and decide which you would like to choose, they will all give a different 'feel' to the finished wrap.
The original design used mostly yarns hand dyed by Abercairn Yarns, but also used minis from my stash. Desiree of Abercairn Yarns has dyed up as close a match as possible, but it will not exactly match the colours of the minis used in the original design.
Required – 4mm (circular) needles
Optional – 4.5mm (circular) needles.
The wrap is knitted flat using 4mm needles. I recommend using circular needles due to the number of stitches and the size and weight of the wrap; however, this is personal preference and straight needles will work. I would also recommend using lace points as the 3rd lace section requires a ‘purl tbl’ which is easier with a pointed needle, however if you don’t have one and are struggling, you can swap the ‘purl tbl’ for a ‘sl1 purlwise, purl 1, pass the slipped stitch over’ for a similar effect.
The optional 4.5mm needles are for the final lace section if you knit tightly.