Asbury Park Wrap by Sarah Punderson

Asbury Park Wrap

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
74in/188cm by 15in/38cm
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I designed this wrap as a 2 skein companion to the Asbury Park Shawl. It uses the same stitch motifs, but for those who like a larger shawl/wrap I wanted something using 2 skeins. My first design was a free pattern, temporarily, as a gift to our Knit in the Pit knitting group in Asbury Park. The group is based on a common “thread”, our love of fiber. However, our mentor, Jon Giswold is always looking to give back to the community, so I decided this was a good way to give back.

This is a two-skein wrap in fingering weight yarn, knit on the bias.

I was inspired by the yarn color of the same name dyed by Asylum Fibers, Asbury Park. The shore town of Asbury Park, NJ, has a beautiful ocean beach, a vibrant boardwalk, and a colorful history.

The simple design reflects the feeling of serenity at the beach. At the same time, the changing patterns represent the textures and energy of the water against the sand and the busy boardwalk. The beads add additional sparkle, like the sun on the water.

I incorporate the I-cord stitch on the edges to make them neat. Don’t worry if you have not done this edging before. Just follow the instructions and you won’t even know that you are doing it.

If you get bored easily and need to change what you are doing to keep interested in your knitting (but don’t want something too complicated), this is the perfect pattern for you.

Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Techniques include: knit, purl, yarn over, knit 2 together, Kfb, placing beads, drop stitch, and a provisional cast on. The instructions are written (no charts). The provisional cast on is optional as explained in the pattern notes; all other techniques are explained.
If you decide to use the beads you will need about 400, size 6 seed beads.