Anthemion Wrap

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Anthemion (An-THEE-me-un) is a term for a collection of palmette motifs common to Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Cypriote and Greek Art, universal in its beauty. Whether this design element evolved from the shape of the lotus blossom, palm fronds, acanthus leaves, or even the palm of the human hand is a matter for speculation.

The beautiful stitch motif that borders this silken wrap echoes the form that anthemia take in trimming vases, stone carvings, and columns throughout history. The repeating chevron pattern in the center of the wrap flows naturally from the peaks and valleys created by the anthemion motif.


Gauge: 23 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Chevron Pattern (Chart E)
Finished Measurements: 18 inches wide and 76 inches long
Yarn Requirements: 1100 yards of laceweight yarn. Shown in Neighborhood Fiber Company Penthouse Silk Lace in ‘Kalorama Circle’
Needle Size: 3.25 mm (US 3) straight or circular needles for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, knit through the back loop, yo, m1, k2tog, ssk, k3tog, sssk, sl1 k2tog psso, Centered Double Decrease
Other Details: This wrap is worked from one short edge to the other in one piece. The border patterns are designed to be similar enough to match, but not exactly the same. This wrap can be easily adjusted for length and width to accommodate a variety of yarn choices.


The pattern is available for free from

Comments 2

  1. Miss Peach wrote:

    I printed the pattern from, and have knitted as far as the second repeat of chart B. The pattern has the correction from March 30, 2010. However, I don’t see the difference between chart B and chart C. Any chance someone can help?

    Posted 16 May 2015 at 12:27 PM
  2. Miss Peach wrote:

    I see it now. 🙂

    Posted 16 May 2015 at 5:25 PM

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