Garterescence

This yarn is so squishy, so wooly, so fabulous, that it just begged to be something classic and fun. It called for garter stitch, and a lot of it. I added in a bit of beady slipped stitches, an on-the-bias rectangular shape, and the result is the ideal wrap-yourself-in-wooly-goodness wrap for fall, winter, and beyond. Add a saucy shawl pin, and your shoulders will be toasty as you wander around a fiber festival, or sip hot tea in front of a fire knitting your way through the chilly seasons.

Materials

  • Finished Measurements: 16″ wide, 62″ long, after blocking.
  • Yarn: approximately 1100 yards fingering-weight yarn total, split evenly between two colors. I used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk Light in Iron Oxide (cA) and Orchid (cB).
  • Needles: US4/3.5mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needle, 24″ or longer.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 22 sts = 4″/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking.