Ozark Wrap by Kathleen Dames

Ozark Wrap

Knitting
October 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern on smaller needle.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1040 yards (951 m)
22 1/2" wide and 75" long.
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There are those days we want to wrap up in a blanket to feel cozy and warm. If those days coincide with leaving the house, why not wrap up in an Ozark Wrap? Not only will it keep you warm on the coldest of days, it is also a pleasure to knit. With an easy-to-remember knit/purl chevron pattern and three kinds of i-cord, you will enjoy the making as much as the wearing.

I highly recommend Tahki’s Montana yarn or another Super Bulky, pencil-roving-type yarn. It creates a lofty, cozy, wrap that shows off the Chevron pattern nicely. The undyed wool in the sample keeps the focus on the stitch pattern.

Three kinds of i-cord? Did you think there was only the one? In addition to “traditional” i-cord that makes a little cord, you will also learn how to add i-cord to vertical edges as you go and how to bind off in i-cord. When you finish and weave in those ends, you won’t be able to tell where the wrap begins or ends. And the fully reversible Chevron pattern means you get TWO right sides.

No beginning, no end, no wrong side - that’s a whole lot of perfect in one tidy package!

What you’ll love about knitting Ozark Wrap:

  • Three kinds of i-cord! You’ll be adding i-cord to all your knits in the future
  • Easy to remember Chevron pattern has a great rhythm and produces a sharp-looking wrap
  • No finishing work - the i-cord makes for such a tidy finish. Weave in a few ends, and you’re ready to bundle up

What you’ll love about wearing Ozark Wrap:

  • The squishy coziness
  • Reversible: not just front and back but top to bottom
  • Being wrapped up in a blanket yet out in the world - ‘cause we’ve got stuff to do

Size/Finished Measurements
Width: 22 inches Length: 75 inches

Materials

  • Takhi Yarns Montana (100% wool; 130 yds/100 grams): color 001, 8 skeins
  • US10 (6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needle, size 11 (8.0 mm) pair of double-pointed
  • Markers
  • Waste yarn or stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge
12 stitches x 17 rows = 4 inches square in Chevron pattern

Skills Needed

  • casting on (only three stitches, though)
  • working i-cord
  • knitting
  • purling
  • decreasing
  • following charted instructions for Chevron pattern

Thanks!
Previously published in Interweave Knits, Winter 2015
Photography: Nicholas Dames

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Ozark Wrap is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern. Instructions to create three kinds of i-cord plus a charted version of the Chevron stitch pattern are included.