This summer fashion wrap can also be worn as a traditional scarf. We use fun lightweight yarns and unique stitch variations. Each design is simply a different yarn and stitch weave pattern. You can make several of them to wear over sundresses, and t-shirts and shorts.
Loom: 10” Knitting Board, with 22 stitches for double knit. Set spacers at mid width or ¾” between boards.
Yarn: Any #2 or 3 yarn of acrylic or cotton/acrylic blend. Our sample is knit with Bernat Baby Coordinates of acrylic/rayon/nylon, machine wash and dry. (1) skein, 388 yds. Color is Soft Grey.
Notions Needed: Loom, yarn, knit hook, crochet hook #4-4.5.
Finished Size: 9” X 60” approximately
Gauge: Not noted
1-Open the pins-starting at first pin on top board, lift loop 1 onto pin 2. Lift loop 3 onto pin 4. Lift loop 5 onto pin 6 and continue across all 22 pins so that every other pin is empty.
2-Turn the board around, and open the pins for these 22 pins. Be sure to start at this first pin also. Both sides of loom have every other pin empty and off-set from the 2 sides.
3-Work across all pins in stockinette weave, so that all pins are wrapped again.
4-Hook over only the pins with the 3 loops lifting 2 loops over and leaving just one loop on the pins. Do nothing to the pins with just one loop.
Cast On all 22 stitches in basic stockinette stitch. Lay anchor yarn of contrasting color yarn.
Work the Stitch Pattern, steps 1-4 until the scarf/wrap is as long as desired, or until you have used the entire ball of yarn. Using the entire ball will result in length of 60-64” long piece. Cut yarn with 3-4” tail.
Bind Off of knitting board: Use crochet hook for bind off starting at end opposite the yarn tail. Pick up loops 1 & 2 from top board and pull loop closest to hook thru the other. With just one loop on crochet hook, pick up the first loop from front board. Pull loop closest to hook thru the other. Pick up next loop from front board and pull one thru the other. Continue working the 2 loops from back board, and 2 loops from front board until just one loop remains on crochet hook. Pull the yarn tail thru the last loop to form a knot. With crochet hook, pull the yarn tail into the solid edge of the knit.
Bind Off at anchor yarn: Start at end opposite the yarn tail. With crochet hook, pick up first 2 loops. Pull loop closest to hook thru the other. Pick up next loop and repeat across the stitches on the anchor yarn. When only one loop remains on hook, pull yarn tail thru loop to form knot. Tuck yarn tail into knit with hook.
Finishing: Gently stretch the knit from long sides to open the knit. Work down the piece, gently stretching the stitches open. Your great summer accessory is ready to wear. You may also want to add a decorative stick pin to secure the wrap, so it stays closed while sitting in your favorite restaurant.
This fishnet pattern makes a nice open, scrunchy scarf or wrap to wear any time of year.
Yarn: Loops and Threads Elegance, 100% acrylic, easy wash and air dry in 30 minutes. (1) skein needed of 160 yds. Color used is Poppy.
1-Open the pins-starting at first pin on top board, lift loop 1 onto pin no. two.Lift loop 3 onto pin 4. Lift loop 5 onto pin 6 and continue across all 22 pins so that every other pin is empty.
2-Do not turn the board around to work on front board. Lift the 2nd loop and place onto 3rd pin. Lift 4th loop and place onto 5th pin. Continue across the 22 pins so that every other pin is empty.
4-Hook over the pins with the 3 loops lifting 2 loops over and leaving just one loop on the pins. If your pin has 2 loops, lift bottom over top. Do nothing to the pins with just one loop.
Repeat steps 1-4 till wrap is as long as desired.
White with Silver Threads wrap is perfect with summer sun dresses as a shoulder wrap.
It also makes a great accessory worn with your red holiday sweaters later in the year. You will get so much wear from this piece. It knits up really quickly and is easy care.
Yarn:Patons Glam Stripes, 85% acrylic and 15% polyester, machine wash and air dry. (1) skein of 261 yds will do the piece nicely. Color used is White Silver. The metallic threads will give a slight stripe effect. Very pretty. Finished size is approximately 8” X 68”. No gauge noted.
1-This piece is worked entirely with the Open Braid stitch. After cast on of the 22 stitches, lay anchor yarn. Weave from top first pin to bottom 4th pin. Continue across the loom weaving every other pin till you get to end. Carry yarn straight across to back and weave back, wrapping all the pins that were skipped.
2-Hook over all pins on both sides of loom, bottom loop over top loop. Continue steps 1 and 2 until you have used the entire skein of yarn. Bind off.
Summer wraps and scarves also make a great accent when worn around your hips over long cotton skirts. Just have lots of fun with them.