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The Escalator Wrap draws inspiration from the chevrons of a modern quilt design. Working those stripes from a hand-dyed gradient set gives the illusion of gliding steps - an escalator. The edges of the stripes are picked out in a bright contrast color for pop and to highlight the color contrast.
Want to make it your own? Work it all just one main color with a strong contrast color. Or, use up leftovers and work each stripe in a different. The pattern provides all the information required for color substitution.
The Escalator wrap is a garter stitch, gradient, chevron striped wrap with I cord edging.
This pattern may look complex, but is built off simple garter stitch units. For the length of the wrap, you either increase or decrease every 32 stitches, and the color of the stitch marker tells you which to do. Attention is required at the beginning and end of the chevron stripes to ensure that you get the stripe set up properly, but once that’s done, it’s easy knitting – no purls!
16”x 83”/41cm x 211cm (after blocking)
MC1-MC5: Frabjous Fibers & Wonderland Yarns mini-skein packs, “Cheshire Cat” fingering weight (100% merino); each pack composed of 5 skeins totaling 640 yards with each mini-skein containing 128 yds. per 1 oz. skein. Color: “Down the Rabbit Hole” gradients, color #16 Shillings & Pence, 2 packs.
CC: Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere (70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon) fingering weight, 4 oz/113 gm, 400 yds/366 m. Color: K Chameleon. 1 skein
Note: For yarn substitution, the pattern has detail of yarn usage by color and stripe.
US 5/3.75 mm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 32” long.
US 5/3.75 mm dpn, or size to match circular needle, for I-cord edging (optional)
Stitch markers (6): 3 each of two different colors (to be designated as mkrA and mkrB)
After blocking: 22 sts and 44 rows to 4”/10cm in garter stitch using size US #5/3.75 mm needle