Ampersand Wrap by Tif Neilan

Ampersand Wrap

Knitting
September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat in modified garter stitch on US 10 / 6 mm needles
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
765 - 775 yards (700 - 709 m)
One Size: Approx. 72” / 180 cm wingspan x 25” / 62.5 cm center drop
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Ampersand also known as the “and” sign…
…joining two separate entities to make one.

Stripes & Solid
Garter & Herringbone

Ampersand Wrap is a DK weight asymmetrical shaped triangular wrap / shawl, knit side to side. A combination of relaxing modified-garter stitch is paired with herringbone stitch (separated by a super fun lateral braid!) making for an enjoyable knit is sure to fly off the needles. The two-tone stripes of section one are complimented by the single tone of section two, allowing the texture of the herringbone stitch to take center stage.

Size
Approx. 72” / 180 cm wingspan x 25” / 62.5 cm center drop

Materials
* Suggested Yarn: Ampersand Fibers “Jenson DK”
100 % US Corriedale, 280 yards / 256 meters per 100 grams

Requirements: DK weight in three colors
Color 1: 250 yards / 229 meters
Color 2: 250 yards / 229 meters
Color 3: 265 yards / 242 meters

Ampersand Fibers Jenson DK colors in sample: C1 (Grisaille 02) / C2 (Grisaille 00) / C3 (Ochre 01)

Needles & Notions

  • US 10 / 6 mm, 32” / 81 cm circular needle or size needed for gauge
  • US 11 / 8 mm, 32” / 81 cm (or longer) circular needle, or two sizes larger than smaller needle
  • Removeable marker to denote RS of work
  • Darning needle to weave in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins Optional: Scrap yarn to put in lifeline

Gauge Information
17 sts / 22 rows per 4” worked flat in modified garter stitch on US 10 / 6 mm needles, post blocking

17 sts per 4” worked flat in herringbone stitch on US 11 / 8 mm needles, post blocking

Pattern Construction
This pattern begins with a handful of stitches at cast-on and is worked by increasing along one edge to completion of “part I”. The shawl is then completed by decreasing back to only a handful of stitches.

Part I of this pattern is worked in a modified garter stitch design, using two contrasting colorways. Part II of this pattern is worked in Herringbone stitch using a single (third) colorway.

This is an advanced beginner / intermediate level pattern.

Special Techniques
Lateral Braid (worked flat)
* Helpful Video Tutorial for the Lateral Braid

Herringbone Stitch (worked flat)