This design comes from my desire to maximize the possibilities of yardage in single skeins. I designed this project with Queen City Yarn to showcase their yarn dyeing technique with the versatility of my designs. I love the color pairings within their speckled yarns and complementary tonal palette, so I created this textured shape to highlight those. The subtly different angles and textures within the design create variable styling options. This piece was originally designed for the Zombie Knitpocalypse 2020 retreat, a time that I look forward to yearly, when friends from around the world gather together over a love of the fiber arts, good food, jokes, and lots of hugs. I love the idea of friends knitting the same pattern in their own color palettes, and in the short term, sharing their work virtually with each other. When we are able to gather again in person, we can swap out AIR HUGS for physical ones and admire our knitwear in real life.
I hope you have fun knitting and wearing your AIR HUGS WRAP.
Queen City Yarn Biddleville DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 250 yd / 229 m per 115 g, 2 colors
Samples shown in Mint Chocolate Chip + Graphite and Blonde Roast + Octember (112 g (244 yd / 205 m) of each color)
11” height at start x 60” length (28 cm x 152 cm)
13.5” height at midpoint (34 cm)
GAUGE & NEEDLES
17.5 stitches & 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in reverse stockinette stitch and stockinette stitch
US 8 (5.0 mm) min. length 24″ (60 cm) or size needed to get gauge
Icord cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing and decreasing stitches, integrated icord, icord bind-off
This reversible design is a written pattern and includes a schematic.
EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Yarn Support: Queen City Yarn
Test Knitting: Christen C., Sara G., Jo M., Louise R., Amy S., Danaë S., Lauren S., Anita T., Julie T., and Liisa W.