Little BigWrap (LBW) - Stripetastic version by Susan Ashcroft

Little BigWrap (LBW) - Stripetastic version

April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
547 - 875 yards (500 - 800 m)
one size - but some scope to adjust
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Clarification - in the border section continue to slip stitches as in the main section: wyib on RS and wyif on WS so that all strands are on the WS of the shawl.

pfb = purl into the front and back loops (creates 1 new stitch)

I always think of this shape as my LBW (Little BigWrap).

When I made the first one I had about 200m of a special yarn and the idea was to make something to really show it off.

I like the look of big wraps, but I’m not keen on them being too deep or I find I feel swamped - so this has lots of length for wrapping, without lots of depth.
The construction also means you don’t need as much yarn and the wrap won’t be as heavy to wear (oh, and it wont’ take as long to knit either ! ☻)

You’ll end up with lots of stitches, but you won’t need to count a single one, so it’s lovely and relaxing.

Approximate yarn requirements (the pattern tells you how to adjust for the exact amount you have):

200m/220yds of the special yarn
100m/110yds of the co-ordinating solid for the border
300m/330yds of the MC solid - this yarn should be a neutral base for your other yarns (e.g. cream, oatmeal, grey, black, navy)

Many thanks to the testers for their fabulous knits.

The pattern is quite addictive - in fact, 4 of the testers made 2 within 2 weeks:

xstich (made 2)
miriamspooner (made 2)
pariserlandluft (made 2)
desireeross (made 2)