“Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic…
Well, now, don’t you tell me to smile
You stick around I’ll make it worth your while
My number’s beyond what you can dial
Maybe it’s because we’re so versatile…”
- Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys
Now that you’ll have that song stuck in your head for the next day or so… Are you ready to create the most versatile wrap you’ve ever knit?
This is a 3-skein, fingering-weight wrap that begins life as a triangle shawl. The sides are worked separately after the initial triangle has been made, they are knit into “wings” that will create the final trapezoid shaping. The stitch patterns used are a combination of brioche rib and garter-stitch and they alternate between all three colors of yarn (kind of like a fade but different). There are tassles and button holes in the corners so that the wrap can be worn/styled multiple ways including as a cocoon shrug, a vest, a scarf or a traditional wrap. There is only one size for this pattern, but it’s flexible with multiple body types/shapes & can fit as a shrug for up to a 60” (150 cm) bust.
Because you have so many options on how to wear & style this wrap, it’s a great piece to bring along on trips, keep at work or to give as a gift! Have fun with your yarn selection, too. Pick colors that make you happy & don’t be afraid to go outside your comfort zone with one or two of them. Play around & explore (your yarn universe)!
I would love to see your project & yarn plans! Use #IntergalacticWrap or @yumiyarns on social media so I can find it or stop by the Ravelry group & join in the discussion.
Pattern is only written, no charts were needed.
When choosing yarns, select yarns that you like that look good together. You will only use 2 colors at a time at the most, but all colors will touch each other throughout the project. I suggest 1 light color, 1 medium color & 1 dark color. I used Three Irish Girls - Adorn Luxe.
This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
(Thanks, Sue-Cat & testers!)
(16” x 64” / 40 x 162 cm)
Approx 430 yds / 393 m each of 3 colors in fingering-weight
(1290 yds / 1178 m total)
Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe Fingering
85% merino, 15% nylon
430 yds / 3.5 oz
In the Colorways:
Big Bang (dark multi)
Spectra (green multi)
Intergalactic (purple speckle)
- US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge
Circular needles only, straights will not work
- Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
- 1 piece of cardboard that is 12”/30 cm long & at least 4”/10 cm wide
- 20 sts x 40 rows / 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked
(tutorials are linked)
Digital Download & Copyright Info
This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.
If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at Shaina@yumiyarns.com so we can discuss options.
Wholesale inquiries are welcome.
If you would like a copy for your Ravelry library, you can get it directly from my Ravelry pattern shop.