Wrap yourself in airy warmth with a geometric stole inspired by seamen’s ganseys. While the original garments were densely knit enough to be nearly waterproof, Ludlow uses two delicate strands of Loft on a large needle for a feather-light fabric and heightened stitch definition. Worked from end to end with basic techniques, this wrap is accessible to beginning knitters as well as veterans who want a project that’s easy to pick up and put down. Knit and purl stitches create reversible blocks of diamonds, arrows, and moss stitch that grow quickly into a simple and satisfying project. There’s no wrong side to the wrap; the two surfaces are different but equally handsome. You may want to follow a custom of the knitters of those handsome old fishing sweaters and hide your initials or the date amongst the patterns in one of the bands.
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 2395 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
- 9 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
- Photographed in colors Fossil and Embers
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment can be worked from either the included written instructions or from the included charts.
- 16 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in Moss Stitch using two strands of yarn held together, after blocking
- One 24″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
- 16¾” wide; 77¼” long
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)