Made in the Shade by Brandy Velten
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Made in the Shade

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1500 - 1600 yards (1372 - 1463 m)
Approximately 111" along top edge x 18" wide.
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Wrap yourself in color! The Made in the Shade Wrap is a “rectangular-ish” wrap knit on the bias. Featuring a fun repeating lace and garter stitch motif, this wrap is playfully designed to feature four complimentary skeins of yarn as you transition across the different shades of color. This project is prefect for diving into your stash and using up those beautiful skeins of hand-dyed yarn you’ve been hoarding for that perfect project. Use subtle differences to go from light to dark or use overlapping speckles to playfully transition from one color to the next.


Materials

  • US 4 / 3.5 mm 32” circular knitting needles (or size necessary to obtain gauge)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Yarn
4 skeins of Long Dog Yarn Single (100% superwash merino wool, 400 yds per 100 g) in the colorways Day Glo, Pop!, Punch Drunk, and Sucker Punch (one skein for each colorway).

Or approximately 1600 yds of comparable fingering weight yarn.

Gauge
21 stitches by 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch

Gauge is not necessary for this pattern, but it will affect the final size of the wrap.

Finished sizes
Approximately 111” along top edge x 18” wide.

Skill level
3 out of 5

Necessary skills
Knit, purl, yarn over, lace knitting, basic decreasing and increasing, centered double decrease