Welcome back to “Free Pattern Friday”, a fresh new free pattern every week! You’ll find today’s pattern at the very bottom of this page. These patterns are available FREE to use on your tablet or smart phone, or print from this location; they are not, at the moment, downloadable. Please see the FAQ tab above if you have trouble printing. For pattern support, please email me at email@example.com for fastest results. Please do not leave knitting questions in the comments section.
Today’s offering is the lovely Hill Island Wrap. During this glorious summer, I’ve crossed the bridge at Hill Island, the one that sails over the Thousand Islands, many times. The thrill of looking over the side at the gorgeous islands below inspired this simple wrap designed for cool evenings on the water. Worked primarily in garter stitch and aggressively blocked, the garter ridges resemble map-like topographical lines while the easy lace edging calls to mind the foamy wakes of the gleaming Century and Chris-Craft wooden boats that cruise among the islands. I’ve chosen a nautical color theme in Cascade’s Anchor Bay, a blend of cotton and merino wool that is machine washable for this straight-ahead summer wrap.
I’ve been away most of this week which is why I’m a little late posting today. As a gift, please take 25% off all patterns in my Ravelry shop and all project and notions bags under the “Shop” Link and have a wonderful weekend of knitting! The offer is good through Tuesday, August 23, no coupon code required.
So, here’s today’s free pattern, the Hill Island Wrap. I’ve started a Free Pattern Friday Ravelry group where you can post your comments, chat, feedback, modifications and suggestions. I hope to see you there. Happy Knitting!
Hill Island Wrap
A simple crescent shaped shawl
YARN: Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay DK (50% cotton, 50% superwash merino wool; 100g/262 yd)
- MC: 2 skeins 011 “Dusky Teal”
- CC: 1 skein 003 “White”
NEEDLES: 4.50mm circular needle with minimum 32” cable, 5.00mm double pointed needle for bind off.
TOOLS/NOTIONS: Removable stitch markers (opt.), tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
GAUGE: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter st after blocking.
FINISHED SIZE: Depth: 19″ Wingspan: 72″ (after blocking)
- Wrap is worked in garter stitch (knit every row) from the top down with 6 stitches increased every RS row.
- Lace edging is knitted on continuously and is presented in written form.
ELASTIC BIND-OFF: K2, *insert left needle into front of both sts on the right needle from left to right and knit the two sts together throught the back loops, k1* Repeat.
SHAWL: With MC, CO 3 sts
- Set-up row: (RS) K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 (2 sts inc)—5 sts
- Next row: Knit.
- Next row: (K1, yo) 4 times, k1 (4 sts inc)—9 sts.
- Next row: Knit.
Work garter stitch increases as follows:
- Row 1 (RS): K2, (yo)twice, (k1, yo) 2 times, k to last 4 sts, (yo, k1) 2 times, (yo)twice, k2 (6 sts inc. *double yo counts as one stitch)
- Next row and all WS rows: Knit, working into the double yo only once and allowing the second yo to drop from the needle.
- Continue to increase in this manner until there are 315 sts ending with a WS row.
Work stockinette stitch increases as follows:
- Row 1 (RS): As for garter st section keeping the first and last 2 sts of each row in garter st
- Next row and all WS rows: Purl, keeping the first and last 2 sts of each row in garter st and working into the double yo only once and allowing the second yo to drop from the needle.
- Continue to increase in this manner until there are 327 sts ending with a WS row.
- Break MC.
LACE EDGING: *Stitches should only be counted after row 3 or 4.
Proceed using CC as follows:
- Row 1 (RS): K3 (edge sts), k1 *yo, k3, yo, k1* rep to last 3 sts (edge sts), k3.
- Row 2 & 4: K3 (edge sts), purl to last 3 sts (edge sts), k3.
- Row 3: K3 (edge sts), k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso (sk2p), *k3, sk2p* rep to last 5 sts, k2, k3 (edge sts).
Work Rows 1 – 4 five times in total.
GARTER EDGING: Work 4 rows in garter st (knit every row), then bind off knit-wise using the Elastic Bind Off (see Special Stitches in side bar).
FINISHING: Weave in ends and wet block aggressively to dimensions.
CLICK HERE for Standard Abbreviations
**Please direct pattern and knitting questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for fastest results. Please do not post knitting questions in the blog comments. Thanks!