Maras Wrap by Kyle Kunnecke

Maras Wrap

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1900 - 1913 yards (1737 - 1749 m)
Approximately 28" wide x 60" long, after blocking
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During an excursion into the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco, Peru, we asked our driver to take us somewhere for lunch. He drove us to a small town and we were guided into a hidden gem of a restaurant. While waiting for our food, I noticed the bold geometric patterning on the floor and my mind began to ponder how this simple, repeating pattern might translate into a knitted wrap.

Because of its simple, linear design I thought that this pattern would feel wonderfully contemporary as a rectangular wrap. When choosing the yarn, I decided on Cascade Roslyn because the silk adds a tweedy effect so similar to the stippling of the linoleum tiles.

Worked flat, this wrap requires knitting knowledge including: cast on, knit/purl, reading charts, applied i-cord, and simple finishing, all on circular and double point needles.

In this project, it is necessary to carry the unused yarn (float) over as many as 13 stitches before changing color. Because of this, I recommend securing the floating yarn every other stitch. If this is done throughout the work, it creates a beautiful, almost woven, fabric on the back.