Wherever Wrap – Knitting Pattern
1 skein each of 5 different colors of Paintbox Cotton DK yarn. Colorways pictured: Clr A – Dolphin Blue (light blue), Clr B – Midnight Blue (navy), Clr C- Misty Grey (grey), Clr D – Mustard Yellow (yellow), & Clr E – Pillar Red (red).
US 6 (4 mm) needles – circular or straight
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
straight pins for blocking
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
Chinese Waitress Cast On – Here’s a tutorial.
RS – right side
Clr – color
sl – slip
wyif – with yarn in front
k – knit
yo – yarn over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together (tutorial)
rep – repeat
WS – wrong side
p – purl
ssk – slip 1 st as if to knit, slip 2 as if to purl, knit both sts together through the back loop (tutorial)
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO – Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & dimensions: 18 sts & 24 rows over 4″ in stockinette stitch. Finished wrap measures approx. 66″ long and 13″ wide, with measurements taken from CO to BO edges with the garment laid flat. (You can make your Wherever Wrap as long as you prefer by adding more or fewer blocks of color.) Each individual color block measures approx. 13″ by 16″.
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CO 60 sts using a Chinese Waitress Cast On.
row 1. (RS) Using Clr A, sl 1 wyif, k1 *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
row 2. (WS) Sl 1 wyif, k1, p to last 2 sts, k2.
row 3. (RS) Sl 1 wyif, k1 *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep rows 2-3 until you have used all of Clr A and are at the end of a RS row.
row 4. (WS) Using Clr B, sl 1 wyif, k1, *ssk, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
row 5. (RS) Sl 1 wyif, k1, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep rows 4-5 until you have used all of Clr B and are at the end of a RS row.
row 6. (WS) Using Clr C, rep row 2.
row 7. (RS) Rep row 3.
Rep rows 2-3 until you have used all of Clr C and are at the end of a RS row.
row 8. (WS) Using Clr D, rep row 4.
row 9. (RS) Rep row 5.
Rep rows 4-5 until you have used all of Clr D and are at the end of a RS row.
row 10. (WS) Using Clr E, rep row 2.
row 11. (RS) Rep row 3.
Rep rows 10-11 until you have used almost all of Clr E and are at the end of a RS row.
BO all sts using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Weave in all ends and wet block with straight pins to define zig zag shape.
Hi Heidi. You’ve created a gorgeous design. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. Our readers will love it! I’ve included your post in our latest Top 10 in Craft collection. https://craftylikegranny.com/craft-creativity/ Cheers Jodie :)
Thanks as always, Jodie! <3
i was wondering if each section faces a different direction second color starts on wrong side if I am reading pattern right
Each color block angles in a different direction for a zig zag shape. :)