Stranger Strings Wrap by Julia Decker

Stranger Strings Wrap

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1483 yards (1356 m)
68 in/173 cm length, 17.5 in/45 cm width
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The vanishing point wireframe grid was an iconic element of the 1980s. The grid was a symbol of the limitless possibilities of the future. Let’s get back to this vision of the future with a fun, fast, light-weight summer piece!

The wrap is knitted end-to-end and uses slipped stitches to create the wireframe design. Each half of the wrap has 42 contrast stripes in seven colors (84 total stripes). The color sequence is repeated twice per half, although alternative instructions are provided for a gradient (or whatever you please!) where each color is worked only once per half. The second half of the wrap is a mirror image of the first half.

The wrap could also be worked using a single skein of contrast color for all stripes. Or you could explore alternative striping schemes! And since each stripe uses approximately 5 yards or 1.15 g of the recommended weight yarn, this would also be a great project for using up scraps of yarn!

Finished Size
Length: 68 in/173 cm
Width: 17.5 in/45 cm

Recommended Yarn
Knerd String 4-ply sock yarn, 437 yards/400 meters/100 g (100% Superwash Merino wool)
and/or Knerd String Sparkle fingering yarn, 438 yards/400 meters/100 g (75% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina)

Main Color: Two skeins (874 yards/800 meters)
CC1-7: Seven mini-skeins in contrasting colors (87 yards/80 meters each)

Sample was made using the MADMAX kit from knerdshop.

Size US 6/4 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions scissors, tapestry needle
Gauge 24 sts and 33 rows = 4 in/10 cm in pattern after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project but may affect yardage used.

Skills Needed knitting, purling; increases: m1L, m1R; decreases: p2tog, ssp

If you want to come hang out in my Ravelry group while knitting the wrap (or knitting anything, really!) I’d love to see what you’re up to!

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.

If you reside within the state of Colorado, USA, you may be charged a sales tax of 4% of the purchase price.