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Ribbed Wrap


Ribbed Wrap

Ribbed Wrap.

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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
  • scissors
  • 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.


  1. Cast on 120 stitches.
  2. Knit in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing until piece measures 60 inches.
  3. Bind off.
  4. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
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