Modern Retro Wrap by Leslie Weber

Modern Retro Wrap

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1550 yards (1417 m)
One size, easily customized : 22" x 75" / 56 x 190 cm, after blocking
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Worked in a fine, woolly, Shetland-style fingering, the wrap has a slightly retro look, while at the same time the simple vertical lines of the lace and the many ways in which a long rectangle can be worn make it perfect for wear in 2015 (and beyond!)

The original wrap was made with Holst Garn Supersoft 100% Uld, colour way “Nougat”.

Given appropriate yardage and needle size, the wrap would look wonderful in a wide variety of yarn weights or fibres for a different look.

Gauge is not critical for this type of knitting. The most important consideration is the appearance and drape of your fabric. A washed and blocked swatch is recommended.

Row-by-row written instructions are provided as well as a chart for the eyelet pattern

Please note that this is not the same lace pattern as that in the January Blanket.

27/01/2016: The PDF has been revised to include the missing line indicating the change to 3.5mm / US 4 needle, following lower garter stitch border. Updates have been sent to purchasers.

Skill level -- Advanced beginner