Photo copyright Caro Sheridan and used with permission.
Originally published as part of The Charles Collection, the Back Bay wrap is now available as a single pattern. I love wearing this wrap. The Ultra Alpaca makes it extra warm on the coldest days of winter and the long fringe makes it extra sassy. (I'm not one to shy away from a little sass.)
I love the bright heathered tones of the Cobalt Mix colorway that I used for this shawl, but it wasn't an easy decision. Ultra Alpaca comes in an amazing range of colors. I would love to find the time to knit another in a neutral shade like Winter White or Moon Shadow.
Any drapey, worsted weight yarn would work for this shawl. Ultra Alpaca is a blend of Peruvian wool and alpaca, but merino, merino/silk, or even a Merino/Cashmere/Nylon would all be excellent choices.
The pretty edge with its eyelets is worked all in one piece with the body of the shawl. Once you've worked the repeat a few times you will find yourself referring to the chart less and less. The stitch pattern is given in both charted and written form.
There are more eyelets on the short ends so if you're not a fan of fringe it can easily be left off. If you decide not to add fringe you'll need about one skein less yarn.
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 20 x 85” with out fringe. Sample measures 20 x 112” including fringe.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca [50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 215 yd (198 m); 100 g skein]; color: #62172 Cobalt Mix, 6 skeins.
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 24 or 32" long or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 stitches and 20 rows = 4" in cable stitch pattern (worked from repeat area on chart 2 or written instructions for chart 2) stitch pattern on US 9 (5.5 mm) needles
Other Materials: stitch markers, cable needle (CN), tapestry needle, Crochet hook size G or H (4 or 5 mm)