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Phat Wrap

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Phat Wrap
Phat Wrap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic lace knitting

Pattern Description:

It's hard for me to believe that five years ago I joined a community of awesome farmers, dyers, spinners, potters, beaders, designers, and other fiber artists all participating in the Phat Fiber Sampler Box. This shawl is a tribute to Jessie and my "Phatties" - it uses samples from various boxes spun as singles and plied with a neutral grey merino.

The shawl is worked from the bottom tip up with a simple angled lace pattern. Because the increases are located along the center spine, the finished shape is like a squat diamond that results in a shawl collar when worn. This version has a lightly ruffled border along the top, but you could work that straight if you choose. This pattern works equally well in a finer yarn and at multiple sizes; let the spirit of the sampler box guide your knitting!


11 stitches and 19 rows to 4"/10cm in pattern stitch, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Spine depth: 27"/68.5cm Wingspan: 55"/139.5cm Shawl is easily customizable for larger and smaller sizes by knitting more or fewer body rows.


  • Approx. 500yd / 457m super bulky weight wool-blend yarn
  • US 10 / 6mm needles or size needed to match gauge
  • 1 Removable stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Bulky weight