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Gossamer Wrap


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I have seen a number of photo props (and even made and sold some myself) with mohair blends on large needles that are knit on every row. I love the way they look, and thought that some decorative stitching would add even more interest. I was unable to find such a pattern, so I made one...and here it is! This delicate wrap is made with a silk and mohair blend. Wrap it around baby for photos (it is very stretchy), tucking the ends in. It gives a delicate, sheer appearance and because it is translucent, it doesn't take focus off of the baby. Use yarn with a lot of halo for a glowing effect, or a minimal halo to optimize the definition of your subject. Try a lace weight yarn without a halo for a decorate effect with a clean, crisp look. Use a self-striping yarn with long color changes for a multi-colored starburst effect. The options are endless! The pattern includes instructions for how to alter the finished size if you would like to make a larger wrap. It is an intermediate pattern, but the pattern repeats are easy to remember. Because it is knit on large needles, it is a quick knit. You are encouraged to make and sell wraps to your heart's content. Please "like" my page on facebook at for updates on new patterns, testing opportunities, sales and discounts. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl increase decrease knit multiple times into the same stitch GAUGE Gauge is 10 stitches to every 4 inches, however, as it is knit on large needles and creates a very stretchy fabric, obtaining a specific gauge is not critical for this pattern. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished size is approximately 15" x 18", with instructions to make larger sizes if desired

Supplies Needed

  • Lace weight yarn, such as Rowan Kidsilk Haze, 200-400 yards
  • US size 19 (15 mm) knitting needles

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