Knitting & Crochet

Banff Wrap Knitting Pattern

Banff Wrap Knitting Pattern

Knitting & Crochet

Banff Wrap Knitting Pattern

Warm up in style this winter with this super soft—and luxurious—alpaca yarn wrap.

Cuddle up with the Banff Wrap – an extra soft wrap knit in a luxurious alpaca yarn. The wrap is knit with two strands of Eco Alpaca DK yarn held together, and the ombre effect is created simply by alternating the colours of the strands – a lot simpler than it sounds! The large finished wrap is the perfect size to keep you warm from indoors to outdoors, fall to winter.

Knitting Tips:

The Banff Wrap is knit in three sections – each one with a different colour combination. When you run out of yarn for one colour combination, you switch to the next. The instructions clearly explain how to switch between colour sections, so you can smoothly transition and avoid mistakes. If you desire a smaller or larger wrap, simply subtract or add stitches when you cast on, but it is important to remember that your cast on must remain an odd number.

Materials:
- 7 Skeins of Americo Eco Alpaca DK (100% Superfine Alpaca) 100g / 262 yards (240 m)
- 7 mm (US10.75) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needles
- Yarn needle

Yarn Requirements:

Contrast Colour AA     Eco Alpaca DK in a dark colour      3 Skeins

Contrast Colour AB     Eco Alpaca DK, one strand of colour A and one of B    

Contrast Colour BB     Eco Alpaca DK in a light colour     4 Skeins

Note about the yarn: Eco Alpaca DK is available through Americo Original online and at select yarn stores. You can substitute for other DK weight yarns in your stash. Remember that you will need 3 skeins of one colour, and 4 skeins of a second colour.

Measurements:
One Size – 67 inches (170 cm) in length and 23.5 inches (60 cm) in width

Gauge: 
13 stitches and  17 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch using 7 mm (US10.75) size needles or size needed to achieve gauge

Abbreviations:

K, k: knit

P, p: purl

CC: contrast colour

Pattern:

This pattern is knit using 2 strands of yarn at the same time.

Section 1: Colour AA

Using 2 strands of colour A held together, cast on 79 stitches  

Purl 2 rows

Begin Seed Stitch Pattern:  

R1: K2 *(p1, k1), repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k2

Repeat row 1 until you have used up 2 full skeins of colour A.  

*Note:  As new colours are added, make sure that they are joined on the same side of the work in order for the stitches to look consistent on both sides.

Section 2: Colour AB

Add colour B to the 3rd skein of colour A and with 2 strands held together continue knitting until you have used up colour AB.

Section 3: Colour BB

Using two strands of colour B held together continue knitting in seed stitch pattern until you have enough yarn to complete the following:

Repeat row 1 once more

Knit 2 rows.  

Finishing

Cast off and weave in ends…and enjoy your beautiful new wrap!

Americo Original is a Canadian yarn company and online knitting shop with its own line of quality yarns, knitwear patterns and accessories. Americo’s yarns are made exclusively in the Andean highlands of South America, using only natural fibres, including luxurious wool, llama, alpaca, cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. Americo and its in-house design lab are based in Toronto, offering international shipping from its online store: americo.ca/shop. 

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