The Weston Tweed Wrap by cold comfort knits

The Weston Tweed Wrap

November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Tweed Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1900 yards (1737 m)
One Size.
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This may look like a wrap, but really, it’s a hug. It’s a hug for a brave young woman facing adversity and loss. It’s a warm embrace when she’s cold and scared. It’s a touchstone when she’s homesick and alone. It’s a reminder that she’s important and loved, no matter her station. It’s The Weston Tweed Wrap, and it was inspired by my granny, Doris Weston—slipper knitter extraordinaire.

Born in Basingstoke in 1923, and witness to WWII, she would go on to marry a soldier—my grandfather. After the war, he came back to Canada with his regiment. Granny? She boarded The Queen Mary with all the other war brides. Oh, how I wish I could have given her this giant wrap (warm hug) back then!

For New & Experienced Knitters Alike

From a knitting perspective, this wrap is a pretty impressive piece that only requires basic knitting skills--surprise! The tweed pattern doesn’t require colour work. Heck, it doesn’t even require purling! What does it require? Patience. Stamina. And, of course, love!

Finished Measurements
19.5” (50 cm) width x 72” (183 cm) length.

The Fibre Co. Lore (100% Romney Wool; 273 yards 250 meters / 100 grams): (C1) 2 skeins in Mystery. (C2) 2 skeins in Logical. (C3) 3 skeins in Reliable.

Size US 6 (4 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle for Ribbing.
Size US 8 (5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle for Tweed Pattern.

30 stitches / 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in 1 x 1 Ribbing, using smaller needle.
22 stitches / 48 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Tweed Pattern, using larger needle.

Gauge is not essential for this project. Just be aware that differences in gauge can affect both the finished dimensions and total yardage required. I used almost the full 7 skeins of Lore at the stated gauge.

This pattern contains two methods for creating matching cast-on and bind-off edges.
The long-tail cast-on + knit-wise bind-off: recommended for new knitters--quick and easy to execute.
The tubular cast-on + tubular / kitchener stitch bind-off: recommended for experienced knitters--produces a more professional result.

Links to helpful tutorials are included in the pattern.