The Tramonto Wrap by Vanessa Coscarelli Black

The Tramonto Wrap

June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 928 yards (823 - 849 m)
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Level: Easy+

Skills Needed:

Knitting basics (casting on, knit & purl stitches, yarn overs, binding off). Online tutorial/reference for applied border is embedded within the pattern.

Materials Needed:

• Approximately 400 grams 848 meters / 928 yards of DK weight yarn. Sample was made using 4 balls BettaKnit Hand Painted Pima Cotton in color Fresh Sunset
• 60” circular knitting needles, size 6 (4 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• 10 stitch markers (I found it helpful to have 4 in one color, 4 in another and 2 in a third color )
• Blocking supplies (blocking mat and pins; steamer or iron with steam functionality)
• Tapestry needle
• Scissors

When I designed this piece, I envisioned wearing it at sunset at my happy place — the beach. I was inspired by the ocean breeze, the sand in my toes and the briskness of the sea water that comes at dusk. Do you see the rays of light in the design? Tramonto means sunset in Italian and since I used BettaKnit cotton yarn for the prototype (an Italian yarn company), I thought it was the perfect name. I wanted to create a simple, but visually appealing piece, with a shape that would stay on your shoulders without having to fiddle with it to get it just right. Wear it open in the front to create a flow-y look or pinned to the side with your favorite shawl pin. Make it in one solid color or for more visual interest, consider a self striping or hand dyed yarn — the color options are endless! Easily adaptable for a variety of yarn weights (simply go up or down and adjust your needle size accordingly), this original version was worked up in a DK weight cotton yarn. Happy knitting!

This pattern features standard knitting terms, extensive pattern notes and a row/stitch tracker to keep you organized as you work. It is intended for those familiar with the basics of knitting and thus, not meant to be a tutorial.

Due to their digital nature, all patterns are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded. If you have any questions along the way, please contact me. I’m happy to help! Patterns are written in English.

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