Timelapse Wrap

I set out to knit an afghan, frogged. Started to knit a different afghan, frogged. Ok, I started to knit a wrap. This all started about a year ago when I saw all 21 colors of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. I wanted to make something with the colors all melted into each other. I purchased all 21, 50 gram skeins, yes that’s a lot of yarn. It was the perfect amount for an afghan and I would use mosaic knitting to melt the colors.

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I eventually decided an afghan was the wrong choice, now it was going to be a wrap. I started to post timelapse videos each day of the progress. It was fun to watch an hour pass in one short minute. I kept up with posting daily for awhile and you can check them out on You Tube. I made it through 17 of 21 colors of Woolstok and the wrap was already 120” long, I am only 60” tall. Needless to say I called the wrap done. It was put on a shelf and waiting for the ends to be woven in when a friend used Woolstok for a felted project. It was soft, fluffy and so warm. Cue cartoon light bulb over my head. That ridiculously long wrap, would become a reasonable long felted wrap. Some soak and hot trip through the washing machine later I have a wrap I would travel to Alaska with.

 
 
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Timelapse Wrap Recipe

Needle: U.S. 8

Cast on: 79 sts

Garter Stitch Section

Row 1 - K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 2 - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 3 - Same as row 1

Row 4 - Same as row 2

Seed Stitch Section

Row 1 - K2, kfb, [k1, p1] to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 2 - K3, [p1, k1] to last 5 sts, p1, k2, s2 wyif

Row 3 - Same as row 1

Row 4 - Same as row 2

Repeat Garter Section

Color Fade Section

Row 1 (C2) - K2, kfb, [k1, sl 1] to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 2 (C2) - K3, [sl 1 wyif, k1] to last 4 sts, k2, s2 wyif

Row 3 (C1)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 4 (C1) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 5 (C2) - Same as row 1

Row 6 (C2)- Same as row 2

Row 7 (C1)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 8 (C1) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 9 (C2)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 10 (C2) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 11 (C1)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 12 (C1) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 13 (C2)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 14 (C2) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 15 (C1) - K2, kfb, [k1, sl 1] to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 16 (C1) - K3, [sl 1 wyif, k1] to last 4 sts, k2, s2 wyif

Row 17 (C2)- K2, kfb, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, s2 wyif

Row 18 (C2) - Knit to last 2 sts, s2 wyif

Row 19 (C1) - Same as row 1

Row 20 (C1)- Same as row 2

Repeat pattern for each new color added until wrap reaches desired length.

 

Abbreviations

C1 - Color 1

C2 - Color 2

k - knit

k2tog - knit 2 sts together

kfb - knit in front and back loop of 1 st

p - purl

s - slip st, purlwise

st(s) - stitch(es)

wyif - with yarn in front