I was looking to knit a simple, multi-purpose wrap that could be worn over the shoulders, as a cowl, as a kerchief, wrapped/looped/tied, under a coat, over a sweater ... a "practical" piece of a bright color that "pops." There's nothing fancy in the design of it; just in the possibilities for its use.
- row 1 [WR2, k2] repeat to end of row
- row 2 purl to the end of the row
- row 3 [k2, WR2] repeat to end of row
- row 4 purl to the end of the row
WR2: (wrap two stitches) With yarn in front, slip 2 stitches from the lefthand needle to the righthand needle; pass the yarn between the needles to the back; slip the 2 stitches back onto the lefthand needle; knit these two stitches.
Caution: Only knit this up if you find wrapping endless stitches a relaxing experience!!!
32" US#4 (3.5mm) circular needles
Two skeins of sock yarn/fingering weight (about 650 yards)
Finished blocked measurements: 82" x 65" x 47" (Remember: asymmetrical)
Cast on 180 stitches. (Since I knew I would use two skeins of yarn, I did a longtail cast on using both skeins and then released the second skein at a 7" cut to weave in later.)
Odd numbered rows are right side.
Even numbered rows are wrong side.
Set-up row 1: Knit across
Set-up row 2: Purl across
Row 1: [WR2, k2] across
Row 2: Purl 2 together, purl across (one stitch descreaed)
Row 3: [k2, WR2] across
Row 4: Purl 2 together, purl across (one stitch decreased)
Each Right Side row will begin with either wrap 2 or knit 2.
When you get to the end of the row and 1, 2, 3 or 4 stitches remain after the last wrapped 2, simply knit them. In other words, do not wrap your last 2 stitches ... it makes for a prettier edge to the wingspan.
Continue in this manner, decreasing one stitch at the beginning of every other row (the purl rows) until 2 stitches remain. Purl those two stitches together.
Weave in all ends. Wet block. (No need for pins or blocking wires ... just "shape" your triangle with your hands on a flat surface and air dry.)