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Enjoy our free knitting pattern for this easy, elegant, all-season wrap. You'll love wearing it on cool fall nights or paired with a coat in winter months.
The Billberry Bias Wrap is a timeless transitional piece that can be worn anywhere, with anything, all year round. Plus, it's a pleasure to knit. The pattern is the perfect introduction to lace knitting and the stitch shows off the yarn beautifully. Made with Brezo yarn—a luxurious blend of wool, mulberry silk and linen—it will keep you warm in air-conditioned restaurants and cool outside on a sunny day. A great travel item, the wrap fits into a small bag. You'll want to wear it as soon as you cast off the last stitch.
You may find that your stitches slip around on your needles because of the type of yarn and nature of the pattern. Some people find their yarn slips less if they use bamboo or wooden needles. Also, you may want to use point protectors or a rubber band when transporting your project to prevent the stitches from falling off your needles in transit.
2 Skeins of Americo Brezo (40% Wool, 35% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen)
100g/437 yards (400 m)
4 mm (US 6) size needles
Yarn needle or crochet hook
Note about the yarn: Brezo is available through Americo Original online and in select yarn stores. You can substitute for other fingering weight yarns like Americo's Fine Tweed or any fingering weight yarn from your stash.
20 inches (48 cm) x 85 inches (216 cm). This pattern stitch creates a fabric that lays on its bias. To measure, lay flat and hold measuring tape against outside edge.
Not essential—with most knitting projects it is important to do a gauge swatch, but there are times when you can skip this part. The results will still vary depending on your tension as a knitter, so if you're very specific we recommend that you knit a swatch in the stitch pattern and block it before you start your wrap.
K, k : knit
P, p : purl
k2t (slant to R): Insert the needle into the front of the 2 knit stitches from left to right. Draw the yarn through to the front knitwise, and drop both stitches from the needle.
YO : Yarn over—To create an extra stitch when adjacent stitch is a knit stitch. Bring the working yarn to the front and lay the yarn over top of the working needle in counter-clockwise direction.
Row 1: K3, (YO, k2t) to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2
Repeat these two rows.
Using 4 mm (US 6) size needles, cast on 101 stitches. Purl 2 rows. Change to pattern stitch and continue until work measures 85 inches (216 cm). Knit 2 rows. Cast off.
Weave in all loose ends. Block garment—your stitches will relax and the lace portion of your wrap will open up and flatten out—leaving you with a more attractive finished piece.
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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