“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)!
Have fun & happy knitting!
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Notes: 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.
Pattern is only written, no charts were needed.
This pattern has been test knit and tech edited. (Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)
One Size (16” x 64” / 40 x 162 cm)
Approx 430 yds / 393 m each of 3 colors in fingering-weight (1290 yds / 1178 m total) Sample Used: 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) circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Circular needles only, straights will not work
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
Stitches/Techniques Used: (tutorials are linked)
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how I make tassels. Tassels are great for finishing off shawls, scarves & even hats & sweaters! They're way easier than you'd expect & are great for stash-busting when you need some quick accessories.
I'm making a medium-sized tassel in this tutorial, but I've left instructions fairly vague so that you can adjust the size to your needs. That being said, the yardage requirements listed in the materials are appropriate for making the Jumbo Tassels that are featured in my Intergalactic Wrap so if you're making smaller tassels, you'll need less yarn. You can also make your tassels with a single color if that's more your speed. Just have fun with them & experiment!
I ran a live version of this tutorial on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 @ 3 PM CST, thank you to everyone who joined in! I've posted the replay of that video tutorial to my IGTV Channel as well as on my Facebook Page (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).
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