Ramate Wrap by Caroline Sommerfeld

Ramate Wrap

November 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche st on smaller needles.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1092 yards (999 m)
89" long and 18" wide at center.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The Ramate Wrap is inspired by the gorgeous floral textiles and wallpapers designed and printed by William Morris & Co. in the late 1800s. Two-color brioche stitch creates the vining movement through the wings of the shawl, while the center band features mosaic stitch. The result is a stunning project made from a special blend of Viking Norway wool and Merino wool that is both beautiful and warm.

Difficulty Advanced

Finished Size 89” long and 18” wide at center.

Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Herlig (50% Viking Norway wool, 50% Merino wool; 273 yd 250 m/31/2 oz 100 g); Misty Mountain (LC) and Blue Spruce (DC), 2 skeins each.

Yarn Weight 3

Needles Size 7 (4.5mm): two 24” circular (cir). Size 9 (5.5mm): double-pointed needle (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 40 rows = 4” in Brioche st on smaller needles; 19 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Mosaic Garden pattern on smaller needles.


  • For techniques you don’t know, visit our online glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary.

  • This shawl is worked in two pieces. Side 1 begins at the tip of the left wing and ends with the center mosaic panel. Side 2 begins at the tip of the right wing. The two halves of the shawl are joined using a three-needle bind-off.

  • The use of lifelines in this shawl is recommended.

  • The Brioche stitch sections of this shawl are worked with a slip-stitch chain selvage in the light color (LC). It is import-ant to work edge stitches loosely.

  • Each row is worked twice: once with LC, then once with dark color (DC). Two RS rows are followed by two WS rows. At the end of every LC row, slide work to other end of needle. At the end of every DC row, turn work.

  • The Mosaic Garden center section includes a four-stitch intarsia border on each side of the charted Mosaic Garden pattern.