Maai’s light, velvety fabric and Lunar’s luxurious sheen contrast in geometric patterns for this modern wrap. Velouria’s V shape is easily styled a variety of ways for an effortlessly dramatic look. Velouria is worked flat from the centre out: first you make the chevron ‘spine’, then you pick up stitches to work each side. The wings are worked on the bias, ending with a slipped stitch pattern that mimics corrugated ribbing. To make Velouria, you need to know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and slip stitches. Pattern instructions are written; border pattern is both charted and written. Modeled by Josephine Ankarah, who is 5 ft 7 in/170cm tall.
Size: 15.25 in/38.5cm wide; 21.25 in/54cm deep at spine; 45 in/114cm long on each side (length adjustable) See schematic in slideshow for details.
Shibui Knits Maai (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino; 175 yds/160m per 1.76 oz/50g): 7 skeins (MC). Shown in Tar.
Shibui Knits Lunar (60% extra fine merino, 40% mulberry silk; 401 yds/367m per 1.76 oz/50g): 1 skein (CC). Shown in Fjord.
Gauge: 24.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles, in Maai, blocked hard
Photos by Gale Zucker.