The Vána Wrap is inspired by the eponymous character from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, in which it is said of her, “All flowers spring as she passes and open if she glances upon them; and all birds sing at her coming.” Somewhat of a hybrid between a shawl and a scarf, the wrap starts from just three stitches and gradually widens by increasing twice as fast as decreasing. As it widens, second and third colors are brought in using intarsia to create V-shaped sections of color that turn into three long stripes as they travel along the edge. The twisted-stitch lace pattern that forms the largest block of color is engaging to knit while being easy to memorize. The intarsia, varying stitch patterns, and short rows lengths all combine to make this a fast and enjoyable project. It is also easily customizable, making it a great stash-busting project.

Vána Wrap

  • Measurements 
    Depth - 26in (66cm) 
    Wingspan - 86in (218.5cm)


    19sts x 25 rows = 4” (10cm) in garter st worked flat


    Sample uses 
    2 skeins Kenyarn - DK (231yds 211m, 100g) 
    1 skein Qing Fibre - melted baby suri (190yds 175m, 50g)



    Color A - 1 skein Kenyarn OOAK “Fairy Godmother” 
    Color B - 1 skein Qing Fibre OOAK 
    Color C - 1 skein “Dahlia”


    to substitute, use

    2 skeins DK weight yarn (230 yds/210 m each)

    1 skein Suri alpaca - ((190yds/175m)



    US 4 (3.5mm) 24” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge



    1 stitch marker


    tapestry needle

    blocking supplies


    This pattern has been test knit. When you purchase this pattern, you will receive the pattern as a PDF file.


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