This rectangular wrap is knit in horizontally striped two-colour brioche short rows (using a wrap-and-turn technique) with contrasting diagonal stripes. The edges have the full i-cord treatment, using an i-cord cast off on both short-sides and a striped i-cord selvedge on the long sides, for a clean finish. Each row is worked twice, first with Yarn A then with Yarn B (or CC). Wrap is shown using two alternating contrast colours, but between 1 and 6 contrast colours can be used.
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One size: 165 cm / 65” long x 60 cm / 24” wide
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (4ply/Fingering weight; 100% merino; 384 m / 420 yds per 100 g skein)
Yarn A: Calligraphy; 2 skeins
Yarn B: Antler; 2 skeins
Yarn CC1: Celadon; 1 skein
Yarn CC2: Pink Clay; 1 skein
Note: If row and stitch gauge is carefully matched, it is possible to use one “Unicorn Tail” mini-skein for each CC yarn. If substituting yarn, allow 50 m / 55 yds for each CC.
Gauge: 19 sts & 23 rows = 10 cm / 4” over brioche stitch on 3.5 mm needles after blocking.
Needles: Two 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles, 60 cm / 24” length minimum
Crochet hook for provisional cast on (size is not important)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle