Wrap it Up:
There are many great basic shapes for wraps and shawls, and the one most people start out with is a plain old rectangle. But just because a shape is basic doesn't mean it has to be boring.
This ribbed wrap is made with a really fun, colorful yarn and an easy stitch pattern with a lot of stretch. Because it's a cotton blend, it's versatile enough to be used for casual or fancier occasions, and the ribbon running through it makes it fun to work with and to wear.
- about 1,000 yards medium weight cotton/acrylic blend of your choice (I used Knit Picks Twist, which has been discontinued)
- one pair size 7 US knitting needles
- yarn needle
24 stitches and 20 rows per 4 inches (6 stitches and 5 rows per inch) in ribbing. Gauge is not critical.
About 20 inches wide and 60 inches long. Material is very stretchy.
- Cast on 120 stitches.
- Knit in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing until piece measures 60 inches.
- Bind off.
- Cut yarn and weave in ends.