the Brighter wrap by Lily Kate France

the Brighter wrap

by Lily Kate France
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1030 - 1350 yards (942 - 1234 m)
one size (customizable)
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A project for those days when you need simple knitting with a little bit of fun. The Brighter Wrap was designed to make use of leftover 4-ply yarn, as I - and I’m sure many knitters - have many partial balls of sock yarn in their stash that are too pretty to go to waste.

Choosing colour combinations is part of the fun, and the pattern includes suggestions for choosing shades based on colour families and ‘boldness’. However, following the stripe sequences in the pattern isn’t necessary at all - use as many yarns as you like, in whatever combination you fancy. Or don’t stripe it at all!

Size wise, the pattern as written produces a wrap of dimensions 12 x 89 inches / 30 by 226 cm, excluding the fringe. This can be easily modified to whatever length and width you like, and the pattern includes directions on how to do so.

Construction: This wrap is worked on the bias, with fringe edges created by dropping stitches. A crochet chain is worked into the fabric before dropping stitches to reinforce the edge.

yarn: 4 ply weight yarn, total approximately 1030 - 1350 yards / 942 – 1234 metres, depending on yarn used. Sample shown used 7 different yarns of varying cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, cashmere, and nylon blends. If following the stripe sequence listed, you will need the following approximate quantities of each shade:

A: 404 yards / 369 metres
B: 108 yards / 99 metres
C: 100 yards / 91 metres
D: 102 yards / 93 metres
E: 178 yards / 163 metres
F: 142 yards / 130 metres
G: 186 yards / 170 metres

What are you waiting for? Go dive in that stash :)

I LOVE seeing people knit my patterns - if you could tag @lilykatemakes and #BrighterWrap on Instagram that would be great!