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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 is 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.
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.
The wrap uses:
1 x 100g skein of multicolour/variegated yarn (MC) in 4ply/fingering weight of 425m / 100g or equivalent in 14 wraps per inch.
6 x 20g mini skeins or remnants of solid/semi-solid colours (CC1-6) in 4ply/fingering weight of 425m / 100g or equivalent in 14 wraps per inch. For 20g this equates to 85m per mini-skein or remnant.
The sample has been knitted in a 75% merino/ 25% nylon blend hand dyed by Abercairn Yarns (425m/ 100g skein); three mini-skeins of the same blend by Abercairn Yarns; a 20g remnant of Socks Yeah! 4ply by CoopKnits (85m) and two 20g mini-skeins of Fino 70% merino/ 30% silk by Manos Del Uruguay (95m each).
The wrap is worked over 11 sections, each comprising 28 rows. There are 5 stocking-stitch panels worked in the variegated yarn (MC), to show off the colours, and 6 lace panels worked in semi-solids (CC1-6) to show off the lace patterns.
In total 220g / 935m of yarn is used, (there is very little spare from the skeins) over 308 rows. The wrap stays the same width throughout, with an increase or decrease at each end of every row. This gives a slanted wrap which ends up very long.
The blocked tension of the stocking stitch sections is 32 rows and 19 stitches per 10cm square. As you will be working 28 row sections, this may be easier measured as 16 rows and 9.5 stitches per 5cm square.
The sample when finished and blocked measured approximately 205cm along one long edge, 230cm along the other long edge, and 73cm and 100cm along the short edges. Your final blocked dimensions should therefore be approximately these measurements. However, don’t worry about blocking to these, and work to what feels appropriate for your wrap as it may differ slightly depending on your yarns and tensions, and an asymmetric shape will not detract from the finished wrap.