Vitality Wrap by Renate Kamm

Vitality Wrap

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib on smaller needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
660 yards (604 m)
19½" wide and 68¾" long.
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Worked in brioche and garter stitches, the Vitality Wrap is knitted back and forth and doesn’t have a “right side”—on one side, the blue yarn is more prominent, and on the other side, the white stands out. The piece’s size allows some versatility: wear it as a shawl or wrap, or use it as a blanket. The sequined yarn gives it extra pizazz!

Finished Size 19½“ wide and 68¾” long.

Yarn Trendsetter Yarns Icon (36% alpaca, 35% polyamide, 15% silk, 14% cotton; 165 yd / 1¾ oz): #115 teal (A) and #105 cream (B), 4 balls each.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 36 rows = 4” in brioche rib on smaller needles.


  • This shawl is worked back and forth in rows from the bottom up.
  • When working the brioche rib, two consecutive right-side rows and two consecutive wrong-side rows are worked by sliding the stitches from one end of the circular needle to the other.
  • In brioche stitch, when counting stitches, each slipped stitch with its companion yarnover count as one stitch. When counting rows, one visible row counts as two rows.
  • Do not break yarn at color changes. Carry unused color up side of work until it is needed again. Bring new color under color just used.
  • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front.