Fort Tryon Wrap by Kirsten Kapur

Fort Tryon Wrap

April 2016
19 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked -- Fingering weight version
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
450 - 1570 yards (411 - 1436 m)
Scarf, Wrap
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Fingering Weight Version
Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus, 100% superwash merino, 500 yards (457m) per 4 oz (113g) skein

Colors used:
Wrap — Color A: Spicy Mustard 1 skein, Color B: Celadon 1 skein, Color C: Pewter 1 skein, Color D: Sugared Violet 1 skein, Color E: Niagra 1 skein
Scarf — Color A: Bluestone Color B: Guignolet.

Amounts per color
Color A: approximately 165 yards
Color B: approximately 285 yards
Color C: approximately 330 yards
Color D: approximately 375 yards
Color E: approximately 415 yards

Finished Measurements:
Scarf approximately 8.25” by 61.25”.
Shawl approximately 23.5 by 76”.

Worsted Weight Version
Gauge: 14 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st, blocked.
Yarn: MYak Baby Yak Medium, 100% Baby Yak, 125 yards (117m) per 1.76 oz (50g) skein

Colors Used
Color A: Mustard, 1 skein, Color B: Urban Nature, 2 skeins, Color C: Tibetan Sky, 2 skeins, Color D: Night Flower, 3 skeins, Color E: Midnight Blue, 3 skeins.

Amounts per color
Color A: approximately 125 yards
Color B: approximately 220 yards
Color C: approximately 250 yards
Color D: approximately 300 yards
Color E: approximately 330 yards

This five-color rectangular wrap is worked in the round from the center out. Fort Tryon lends itself to experimenting with color — work it all in one color for a more formal feeling, or use up scraps from your stash and switch colors much more often for a playful shawl. Try two row stripes of color in each section, or vary the width of each stripe. The options for creating a shawl that is uniquely your own are limitless with this pattern.

The pattern is written for two sizes, and for two different yarn weights -- fingering and worsted -- but is easily adaptable to any size you’d like. The center strip will determine the ratio of length to width. Start with a square of garter stitch for a square shawl.

This shawl may be worked in any weight yarn, but keep in mind that the heavier the yarn, the more yarn you will need. Be sure to allow extra. The amount of yarn used can be impacted by slight differences in personal gauge, yarn weight, and variations — even in the same yarn category — from brand to brand.