Slipped stitch columns and intarsia stripes take advantage of the geometry of bias knitting to create a striking, generous wrap. The intarsia stripes are not difficult to work, and the yarn is carried up the back, so there are few ends to weave in. Line and Shadow uses knit, purl, yarn over increases, decreases, and slipped stitches. The main yarn, Shibui Knits Cima laceweight, is held double throughout. The pattern instructions are written, not charted, and include tips for adjusting the size of the wrap.
Finished size: 22in/56cm wide x 85in/216cm along one side
Shibui Knits Cima (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% ne merino wool; 328 yds/300m per 1.76 oz/50g); Tar: 8 skeins (MC)
Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds/300m per .88 oz/25g); Graphite: 2 skeins (CC)
OR equivalent laceweight yarns: 2440 yds/2028m MC, 347 yds/317m CC (If substituting fingering weight, you will need 1220 yds/1014m MC; CC remains the same.)
Needles: US6/4mm or size needed for correct gauge
Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette
Photos © Gale Zucker 2016