The Black Creek wrap was designed during my move to the small rural community of Black Creek, on the East coast of Vancouver Island. Craving a more rural life, we’ve traded in the sounds of traffic for roosters in the morning and streetlights for starlight. Black Creek is in between an oversized scarf and a long, lean shawl, this wrap is meant to provide enough length to wrap around the shoulders and drape over your lap as a blanket or looped around your neck several times. This pattern is easy to customize. Simply add knit longer panels to add length (or less to shorten) and reduce or add repeats (each repeat is 10 sts) to change the width.
Techniques to enjoy: knit, purl, lace (yo's and decreases), kitchener stitch.
Yarn: 1250 - 1313 meters / 1367 - 1435 yards of dk / light worsted yarn
Specific Yarn Used in Sample: 7 skeins of Wishbone Flax Flower Twist in colourway “Black Olive”
Needles: 2 pairs of 4 mm / US Size 6 circular needles or 1 pair of needles and additional circular cords / stitch holder. See notes for more details.
Notions: Stitch holder blocking tools and tapestry needle.
Gauge: 19 sts by 24 rows = 10 cm / 4” blocked in in body pattern. See notes for swatch pattern.
Finished Measurements: 58 cm / 23” wide and 224 cm / 88” long.
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> This pattern is worked in two separate panels, each from the the lace edge to the centre of the shawl and then sewn together using Kitchener stitch.
> For gauge swatch, I CO 21 sts, Row 1 (RS): K across. Row 2 (WS): (p1, k4) four times, p1. Repeat Rows 1 -2. There is one extra stitch to create a border. Work for 24 rows.
> I find the simplest way to knit up and then graft the two panels together is to use two circular needle sets. Alternatively, two cable needles with an interchangeable needle set or one longer circular needle and stitch holder could work as well.
> For a tutorial on Kitchener stitch, I like this video from
KnittingHelp.com: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmgE7YQkrFw or this tutorial from
> Some of my testers preferred the Finchley Graft in place of the Kitchener stitch.
> Some testers preferred the look of “Sl2, tbl, p1, psso” for the WS centre decrease stitches. You can find a tutorial for that here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzCK0cd4hOc
As always, instructions are in written and chart when applicable. The pattern has been tech-edited and tested. Thank you to my tech editor Jocelyn Shuman and to my lovely bunch of talented testers
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