Three colors of yarn subtly shift throughout a spectacularly textured fabric in a wrap that is worked from the center towards the outer edges. Simple slip stitch and mesh patterns are combined to create shifting stripes of textures. Working the three different colors in each pattern creates a mesmerizing fabric that looks much more challenging than it is.
The Illuminate Wrap was designed for my 2022 Festival of Lights Hanukkah Yarn Box. The theme was “Let There Be Light” and the Illuminate Wrap uses color and stitch patterns to represent that theme. In the center of the wrap, cream yarn combines with rainbow to push away the charcoal.
Construction Details Illuminate starts in the center and expands out towards the outer points. The wrap begins in the round for the Center Square and then is worked back and forth (flat) for the Side Panels. The wrap has an I-cord edging and is finished with an I-cord bind off as well.
There are Tutorial Videos for nearly all the techniques used in the shawl on my YouTube Channel. They can be found here.
Additionally, there is an extra PDF download with a checklist/spreadsheet to help you keep track of rows, colors, and stitch counts (where applicable).
Beginning in the round with 8 stitches
Closed Eyelet Increases
Slipped Stitch Textures
Placing Stitches On Holders
Decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)
I-Cord Edging/I-Cord Bind Off
Sizes: One Size
Finished measurements (blocked): approximately 15”/38 cm width & 68”/172 cm length when laid flat, measured from outer point to outer point.
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch unblocked; 21 sts and 27 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch blocked using size needle to obtain gauge.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) DPN, 16”/40 cm and 24”/60 cm circular needles or size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Yarn: 390 yards each of 3 colors of fingering weight (CYCA #1) yarn.
Sample made with Shaina Bilow Designs “Bounce” (85% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon; 394 yds/100 g) in Cream (MC), Spectrum (CC1), and Charcoal (CC2).
Other Materials: 4 stitch markers (one of a distinctive color to mark the beginning of the round), stitch holder, row counter (optional), tapestry needle.
Please note: this is a listing for a PDF pattern to knit your own Illuminate Wrap