European Dreams, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.
This wrap pattern is inspired by my recent trip to Europe, traveling through Germany, Italy, and France. The layers upon layers of history were astounding to see in person. Among the most memorable experiences was the church we visited that was built atop ruined Roman columns. The scars of age etched into the ancient marble ingrained themselves into my mind.
I deliberately spun the yarn thick and thin to show texture and "wear" when knit into the pattern. When finished the wrap looks like a sturdy and ancient Ionic column, however, when worn the drape of the lofty yarn will wrap you up in a bundle of comfort.
model: Ariana Krudwig
photos: Benjamin Krudwig
Width: 18.5 inches/47 cm at narrowest point, 27.5 inches/47 cm at widest point
Length: 57 inches/145 cm
Spunky Eclectic [Targhee Top]; color natural; 1 lb 7 ounces
Wraps per inch: 5-7
Yardage used: 620 Yards
Drafting Method: I used a woolen long-draw in a thick and thin technique.
Commercial Yarn Alternative
Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom [48% Rayon from bamboo, 44% wool, 8% acrylic; 154yd/141m per 100g skein]; color: Jasmine; 4 skeins
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #11/8mm needles for working flat
10 sts/18 rows = 4 inches /10 cm in stockinette
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
CO 72 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3 [RS]: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 4 [WS]: Knit.
Rows 5-10: Repeat Rows 3-4 three more times.
Row 11: BO 3 sts, k to end.
Row 12: BO 3, k to end. 66 sts.
Row 13: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 14: Knit.
Rows 15-20: Repeat Rows 13-14 three more times.
Row 21: BO 3 sts, k to end.
Row 22: BO 3, k to end. 60 sts..
Row 23: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 24: Knit.
Rows 25-30: Repeat Rows 23-24 three more times.
Row 31: BO 3 sts, k to end.
Row 32: BO 3 sts, k to end. 54 sts
Row 33: Knit.
Row 1 [RS]: P4, k3, p5, (k3, p6) three times, k3, p5, k3, p4.
Row 2 [WS]: Purl.
Repeat these two rows for approximately 42"/106 cm.
Row 1 [RS]: Knit.
Row 2: Using backwards loop method, CO 3 sts, k to end, CO 3 sts. 60 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K3, k to last 3 sts, k3
Row 5: Knit.
Rows 6-11: Repeat Rows 4-5 three more times.
Row 12: CO 3 sts, k to end, CO 3 sts. 66 sts.
Row 13: Knit.
Rows 14: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 15: Knit.
Rows 16-21: Repeat Rows 14-15 three more times.
Row 22: CO 3 sts, k to end, CO 3 sts. 72 sts.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3
Row 25: Knit across
Row 26-31: Repeat Rows 24-25 three more times.
Rows 32-33: Knit.
BO all sts.
Weave in all ends, wash and block.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Benjamin Krudwig is a designer and fiber artist living in Colorado with his wife and two cats. He is drawn to nature, color, and all things fibery. His work can be seen in Spin-Off, Handwoven, Knitty, and other publications.
Pattern & images © 2018 Benjamin Krudwig.