Salt Water Taffy Wrap by Xandy Peters

Salt Water Taffy Wrap

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
gauge details in notes
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 1600 yards (1097 - 1463 m)
72" x 14˝ (182 x 35 cm)
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Get this pattern as part of the Jersey Shore Knits II ebook.

Errata ROW 15 NOW READS “In MC, Knit, removing markers.” and there is a slight change in the chart. Please download the update or contact me if you got a kit from Woolbearers.

Along the boardwalk, there are countless shops selling sweets. Salt water taffy is a traditional beach side treat often made in small batches in the back of the shop. The taffy pulling machines are a mesmerizing and colorful part of the manufacturing process. The waves in this shawl represent the colorful flavors of striped taffy made locally in each shop.

This pattern uses stacked increases and decreases to create the wavy colorwork. This means that it is very elastic and has no strands on the wrong side. This pattern is a great intro to this technique if you have never tried it. Videos of stacked increases and decreases are available on youtube. A video for the special 3-7 increase is also available.

If you aren’t sure about your color choices and feel a little lost, print out the coloring page and try them out. It’s a great planning tool.

Finished Size: 72” x 14˝ (182 x 35 cm)
Yarn: Woolbearers Fingering Wool, 273 yards (250 m) per 50 g.
Main Color: 2 skeins, shown in Lemon Drop.
Contrast Color A: 1 skein, shown in Key Lime.
Contrast Color B: 1 skein, shown in Fuchsia.
Contrast Color C: 1 skein, shown in Canteloupe.
Contrast Color D: 1 skein, shown in Iris.
Kits are available via Woolbearers

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24˝ circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Swatch in patt starting with 29 sts. Rep Rows 1-22 only twice and bind off. Swatch should measure 11” x 5˝ (28 x 13 cm) after blocking.
Other Materials: Stitch markers, sewing needle, blocking surface, pins.

About the Dyer
Woolbearers, located in scenic Mount Holly, NJ, is a full service yarn and fiber shop with its own line of hand dyed yarns. With a wide range of semisolid colors in full or mini skeins, the Fingering Wool is perfect for colorwork projects.

Visit to shop, find classes, or to plan a trip to this one of a kind store.

Edited by Liz Rolle

Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters