This ruffled wrap has been at the store as a sample for a while, but we’re featuring it now as a pattern suggestion for the BC Garn Bio Shetland promotion. It’s a great free pattern by an unnamed designer for Patons UK.
Mairi used just four skeins of BC Garn Bio Shetland, in the colourway ‘Washed Jeans’. You won’t be surprised that the colourway goes beautifully with denim jeans for a great casual look. The wrap is worked side-to-side with increases up to a middle point. So, it was easy to judge how much yarn to use. Increase for two skeins, then decrease for two skeins.
The pattern was great fun to work. Most of the knitting is garter stitch, with tiny little cables to add interest, and short row turns to give extra volume for the ruffles. The long crescent shape is very flexible, allowing the wrap to be styled many different ways by adjusting the drape.
Also, it’s super-warm, thanks to the lofty, woolen-spun characteristics of the Shetland yarn.