The Briar Rose Wrap by Melanie Gibbons
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The Briar Rose Wrap

Knitting
February 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Seed Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
18 inches by 60 inches
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The name Briar Rose was the name given to Princess Aurora when she was raised as a peasant. Most of us know her better as Sleeping Beauty. This wrap, knit in a DK weight yarn, is a practical alternative to an elegant lace wrap and might be just the layer you need if you find yourself spending time in a drafty cottage while you are displaced from your castle. The tangle of cables calls to mind wild roses growing along pathways and roadsides and plays into the more literal image of the name. Whether you’re in hiding from an evil witch with a bad attitude or you’re just looking for something to keep you warm while you wait for True Love’s kiss, this luxurious wrap will comfort you in style. After all, worked in cashmere and silk, it’s fit for any princess.

This design has an intermediate difficulty level due to the untraditional cables. The stitch patterns are in both written and charted format. Finished size as shown is 18 inches wide by 60 inches long. The length can be adjusted easily by adding additional repeats, while the easiest way to widen the wrap would be to use a heavier weight of yarn and larger needles. Changing either length or width will require more yardage than the 1200 yards (1097 meters) used in the sample. Shown in Colourmart 12/36 DK weight, 55% Cashmere/45% Silk, in “Innocence” colorway.