“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 tassels and button holes in the corners so that the wrap can be worn/styled multiple ways including as a cocoon shrug, 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.
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.
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)!
Intergalactic Wrap Details
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 in the Big Bang (dark multi), Spectra (green multi), & Intergalactic (purple speckle) colorways - 85% merino, 15% nylon - 430 yds / 3.5 oz
US 3 (3.25mm) 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