Adorned with knit-and-purl patterns found on traditional Guernsey sweaters, this simple rectangle creates a luxurious and versatile wrap. The key element in this project is the blocking method which utilizes blocking wires, traditionally used for lace knitting. Blocking wires allow for extreme stretching of the fabric while maintaining a crisp, straight edge on all sides. Extreme blocking will yield the intended dimensions and ideal drape for the finished product.
Approximately 630 yards of worsted-weight wool yarn
5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100 % US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Sample shown in color Soot
18 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in textured pattern, unblocked
14 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ in textured pattern, blocked
One set of straight or circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: US 8 (5mm)
17″ x 74″ rectangle, blocked
This pattern is available in English, Japanese, French, and German. Click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading each of the available languages.
Japanese translation by Meri Tanaka. German translation by Martina Hecht. French translation by Cindy Héteau.
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.