Big & Bigger Basketweave Wrap Using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
We wanted a piece with lots of squishy texture and glorious, lavish proportions—one we could fling grandly over our shoulders and wrap up in indoors and out. Then we scaled it down a little, both in size and gauge. But you can knit either size in either gauge so the cozy possibilities are vast!
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, one of our favorite woolen-spun yarns, is perfect for the cozy Big & Bigger Basketweave Wrap. Worsted-weight and spun from 100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia fleece, Shelter is multi-talented. Not only does it have beautiful stitch definition (perfect in the alternating ribs and welts of this wrap), it achieves the characteristic lofty spring beloved in woolen-spun yarns!
Approx. 24 x 80"/61 x 203cm, after blocking.
Follow instructions for Aran weight version.
13 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (140 yds/128m each).
Wrap shown in Color Fauna.
Or approx. 1820 yds/1664m of an equivalent worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
6 stitch markers.
2 locking markers.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and/or T-pins.
Approx. 21 sts/28 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern, after blocking.
For this version of our Big & Bigger Basketweave Wrap we chose a worsted weight yarn that would give us a lot of bloom and loft. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter was just the right yarn! It kept this large wrap on the lighter side and we were able to get gauge following the Aran-weight instructions.
Claire, the knitter, suggests clipping a marker onto the first stitch of every 20th row to keep track of the stitch pattern repeats.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Big & Bigger Basketweave Wrap pattern. (Download)
Printed Big & Bigger Basketweave Wrap pattern. (Requires shipping.)
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