Named for the composer John Dowland, famous for his melancholy songs and instrumental works for viols, the Dowland Wrap is a dramatic rectangular wrap featuring a central cable panel flanked by contrasting garter stitch. It’s part of the Twisted Strings Collection
- five accessory patterns inspired by the decorative tracery found on Baroque string instruments.Skills & Techniques
Working 1-over-1 cables, which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included).Materials Needed
5 skeins of Malabrigo Dos Tierras (50% baby alpaca, 50% merino wool; 210yds/192m per 100g skein), or 1050yds/960m of DK-weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Azul Profundo’.
You will also need a cable needle (optional), 4 stitch markers, and a needle for weaving in the ends.Finished Measurements
Relaxed after blocking: 72.5/184cm long and 17.5”/44.5cm wide.
To increase the width, cast on additional stitches in the garter stitch panels. You can also add or subtract 7”/18cm in length by changing the number of repeats.
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.