Orthagon Wrapper by Kephren Pritchett

Orthagon Wrapper

May 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1760 yards (1609 m)
73 1/2" long and 22 1/4" wide.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The perfect balance of light with dark, simple with clever, and light with cozy, this generous shawl hits all the right angles. Stripes of varying widths are bent into chevrons at opposite ends, and the balance between the colors shifts evenly from end to end. This wrapper is worked in two halves that are grafted together in the center. The clean I-cord border wraps up a perfect package.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 73 1/2” long and 22 1/4” wide.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca Sport Weight (100% baby alpaca; 110 yd (101 m)/ 1 3/4 oz (50 g)): #533 Navy Blue (A) and #812 Blue Cheese (B), 8 skeins each.

Yarn Weight 2

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular (cir) and two double pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); stitch holders; spare size 5 (3.75 mm) or smaller cir needle; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 42 rows = 4” in garter st.

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  • This wrapper is worked in two pieces and grafted at the center. Each piece begins with an I-cord cast-on that continues into the I-cord border. Increases are worked at the center to form a mitered square accentuated by stripes in varying widths. When the width of the shawl is reached, one side of the mitered square is bound off, and the stripes are continued until the piece measures half of the finished length of the shawl. After working the first half of the shawl, the second half is worked the same way with the colors reversed.
  • When changing colors, do not break yarn. Hold the color not in use in front of the working yarn when knitting the first three I-cord stitches of each right-side row. This way the non-working yarn will be concealed within the I-cord border.

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