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Please also see the matching Cowl, Scarf, and Blanket. These 4 patterns can be purchased together in the Comet Trails Collection ebook.

The Comet Trails Wrap is truly a masterpiece. Twelve cable motifs in different colour combinations! Two colours of cables on one side! Two different colours of cables on the other side! A squishy marled fabric with additional squish from layers of cables of both sides of the fabric! And the incredible drape of garter stitch! Take a closer look at the motifs!

The Comet Trails Patterns (cowl, scarf, blanket & wrap) will introduce you to Fission Knitting as colourwork. This technique creates cables in different colours without the use of floats or bobbins. The fabrics maintain the drape of garter stitch and the squishiness of cables atop of marled knitting. Please see the Yarniverse information below for a workshop on the working these motifs.

This wrap is not recommended as a first Fission Knitting project.  Familiarize yourself with the pattern by trying the cowl or scarf first.


Yarn: 4 colours of laceweight yarns; 800 yd/ 740 m of each colour

Needles: 3.5 mm/ US#4 circular needles 60 in/ 150 cm

Gauge: 26 stitches/ 53 rows to 4 in/ 10 cm in purlwise garter (every row is purled) using two yarns held together.

Finished Size (not including fringe): 15 x 68 in/ 38 x 173 cm

Notions: crochet hook in the same size as the knitting needles, cable needle, 14 removable stitch markers.

Recommend Yarn: Julie Asselin Yarns Merletto; Alcott, Birch, Flanelle, Mignardise; 1 skein each

Note about yarn: Laceweight yarn that is good for Fission Knitting my be difficult to find. Look for yarn that is tightly spun and very smooth. Mohair or alpaca content is not recommended for first time Fission Knitting. Julie Asselin Merletto will make your knitting much more enjoyable.


The Comet Trails Collection is supported by my Fission Knitting Workshop in the Yarniverse! You will learn how to work all the cable stitches, manage your yarn, fix mistakes and much more!

From the same people who brought you Knit Stars Masterclass comes a brand-new innovation called the Knit Stars Yarniverse. The Yarniverse is a monthly membership that gives you a front-row seat to the brightest Stars in the global fiber arts community who share their latest techniques, most intimate, authentic stories, and best tips. With your membership, you get immediate, streaming access to 45 + workshops from Knit Stars Seasons 1-7 all organized into personalized Tracks to help you make the most progress! Plus there are weekly Yarniverse LIVEs with the Stars, Star Makers and Rising Stars, 100+ patterns, make-alongs, give-backs and so much more!

The Yarniverse is currently available at a founding member, accessible monthly price and you can cancel anytime! Using my link helps support me and my work as I earn a commission. Thank you so much!

Photography: Julie Crawford

Tech editor: Kate Atherley

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