Moving Forward Wrap by Denise Bayron

Moving Forward Wrap

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1236 - 1300 yards (1130 - 1189 m)
One Size
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The Moving Forward Wrap is shaped like a large arrow. The lace sections are intentionally linear and mirrored to create balance and symmetry. I designed it during a time of personal transition when I had to make important and difficult decisions in order to move my life forward. They say that art imitates life. In this case, I translated my need for life balance into the stitches of this wrap. Wearing this big arrow is an external reminder that I am solely responsible for guiding my life in the right direction. I hope as you work through this design you may also find a sense of balance that will help you to move forward in your own endeavors.

This pattern was made in collaboration with A Verb For Keeping Warm. It is my contribution to the AVFKW Fall 2019 Lookbook. Credit for the photos on the beach goes to Nicola Parisi. All other photos were taken by Denise Bayron.

The stitch pattern is a blend of lace and garter stitch. A center double decrease creates a chevron shape and a raised spine, which adds to the graphic, kinetic nature of this geometric design.

Meet the designer and learn about my inspiration here:

  • 3 Instructional video links are included.
  • Links to the yarn and tools that I used are included.
  • A schematic, 3 lace charts and written instructions are included.

Finished Measurements:
One Size
Width: 14 inches / 35.5 cm
Length: 84 inches / 213 cm

Recommended Yarn:
Flock by A Verb For Keeping Warm - Find custom dyed KITS HERE
290 yards / 265 m - 50 g. Tortilla colorway. Flock is a lightweight, single ply yarn. It is made from California Targhee wool.

Alternative Yarns:
Fingering Weight. Tip: 100% wool or wool blend (non-superwash) yarns will allow you to use wet splicing to attach a new ball. This method is the most seamless way to attach a new ball without adding bulk or having to weave in extra tails.

1236 yards / 1130  m. You should consider purchasing an extra 100 yards / 90 m to allow for variation in gauge and making a swatch.

For cast on and bind off:
US 5 / 3.75 mm on 32” / 80 cm cable 

For the body of the shawl:
US 4 / 3.5 mm on 32” / 80 cm cable. 

Make a swatch and block it to ensure your personal tension and yarn of choice meet gauge. Of course, straight needles may be used too.

25 sts and 48 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter st after blocking

One locking stitch marker, scissors, a tapestry needle, and pen. Optional: row counter.