Sometimes all that is needed is a simple loop around the shoulders to keep the chill away. Charlotte is an enclosed body-hugging wrap with a 3 inch fold-over and an easy picot trim at the edges. The Night and Day 2 stranded color pattern – a 6 stitch by 6 row repeat – is worked on the outside surface, with background color continuing to the inside self-lining. This piece is worked in the round, vertically, from provisional cast on to Kitchener stitch join. The 2 layer knit fabric is rich and dense. Work is begun at the lower inside edge with its picot trim creating the turn from back to front and front to back again. You’ll find my Charlotte Wrap is fun to make, super stylish, and rather romantic to wear actually – enjoy!
Height: 12.5, 13.25, 14 inches before fold-over
Circumference: 39, 46, 54 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein);
main color – chanterelle; 5, 7, 8 skeins, or for comparable yarn approximately 920, 1135, 1425 yards; and
contrast color – belize; 2, 2, 3 skeins, or for comparable yarn approximately 300, 375, 475 yards.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 24 to 32-inch circular needle, US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain stranded color pattern gauge
1 24 to 32-inch circular needle, US #3/3.25mm or size to obtain stockinette stitch gauge
Stitch marker (for marking start of round)
Waste yarn for provisional cast on
24 sts and 36.4rows to 4 inches in 1 color stockinette stitch using US #3/3.25mm needles, after steaming
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in 2 stranded color pattern using US #5/3.75mm needles, after steaming
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, provisional cast on, stockinette stitch worked in the round, 2 stranded colorwork, k2tog, yo, Kitchener stitch joining.
5 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.