Sweet Sounds Bias Wrap

This yarn came to me all the way from Poland – it is created in small batches by a talented dyer named Marzena Kolaczek. Her saturated tonal colors are stunning, and I love how they look so beautiful together, they almost glow! This yarn base is a blend of merino, cashmere, and silk – the result is the perfect drape and incredible softness. This piece has become my new favorite go-to shawl, just because it feels so good around my neck and it was so much fun to knit up all of the different colors.

Sweet Sounds Bias Wrap

Finished Measurements

Width: 18โ€
Length: 74โ€

Materials

Chmurka Goat on the Boat (70% superwash merino/20% silk/10% cashmere, 437 yds per 100 g) 1 skein each of five colors (I used Sunny Honey, Valadilene, Cogs, Patina, and Foggy Night)

US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, tapestry needle

Gauge

18 sts and 25 rows = 4โ€ in Stockinette stitch, blocked

Notes

Hold yarn double-stranded throughout.  Scarf is knit on the bias from one short end to the other, with large stripes separated by one garter stitch ridge. Scarf begins and ends with K3, P2 ribbing.

Directions

Using C1, CO 108 sts.

Ribbing:
Row 1 (RS): (K3, p2) to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, (k2, p3) to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K3, kfb, cont ribbing pattern as established to last 5 its, k2tog, k3.
Row 4: K3, cont ribbing pattern to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep rows 3 and 4 until scarf measures 2โ€ from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Body:
Row 1 (RS): K3, kfb, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Row 2 (WS):  K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for a total of 30 rows.

Garter Rows:
Next knit two rows in garter stitch, continuing the increases and decreases:
Row 1 (RS): K3, kfb, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, k to last 3 sts, k3.

Cut C1 and change to C2.

Rep Body section in C2, work Garter rows, then change to C3.

Rep Body section in C3, work Garter rows, then change to C4.

Rep Body section in C4, work Garter rows, then change to C5.

Rep Body section in C5, work Garter rows, then change to C1.

Rep the same sequence with all 5 colors.

After completing the second C5 section, continue with C5 and rep Ribbing section. 

BO all sts in pattern.

Finishing

Block scarf to measurements.

Abbreviations

BO      bind off
CC       contrast color
CO cast on
k          knit
kfb       knit into the front and back of the same stitch
p          purl
rep       repeat
RS       right side
St st     stockinette stitch
st(s)     stitch(es)
WS      wrong side

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13 comments on “Sweet Sounds Bias Wrap

  1. Gorgeous! I love this new piece, Andrea. It was so fun to see you working on it and I was inspired to hunt down some of that yarn in her last update ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love this wrap! How do you purchase the yarn?

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. This is stunning – my colors! Thank you, once again. I need to check out her yarns!

  5. The link doesnโ€™t seem to be working, but this is beautiful!

  6. Can this be made longer and I wider? I am thinking so but I donโ€™t want to ruin its beauty. I adore it.

  7. Can this be made longer and I wider? I only want to use one skein so it is finer. I am thinking so but I donโ€™t want to ruin its beauty. I adore it.

    • Absolutely! To make it longer, just add more repeats of the Body section, or knit more than 30 rows for each Body section. To make it wider, just cast on more stitches. Either or both options wonโ€™t change the shape or design of the piece ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi Andrea —
    Our husbands are friends and he connected me to your site — beautiful! Looking forward to following your blog ~ we once had angora goats and I was a spinner — BK, I like to say (before kids)! Cheers!
    Trish

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