Light and airy, yet generous in length: meet the Frostbright Wrap. Lace panels alternate with textured stripes to showcase anywhere from two to eleven colors (or more!) to perfection. Just pair your favorite heavier gradient or miniskein set or leftover bits of yarn with a main color and let your creativity run wild. And because it’s knit on the bias, Frostbright is simple to style and guaranteed to trail gracefully no matter how you wear it.
Frostbright’s dimensions are a cinch to tweak, depending on your yarn and preferences. The pattern contains notes for how to easily modify both length and width.
I began working on Frostbright as the weather turned cold and my beloved winter drew ever nearer. To my eye, the lace motif evokes frost patterns on windowpanes, like sitting snug and cozy in the firelight on a snowy night watching fluffy flakes sparkle as they drift past your window.
Lace is both written and charted, and Frostbright has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!SIZE
Length: 100.5” / 255.5 cm
Width: 13.75” / 35 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.YARN
MC: 280 yd / 256 m of fingering weight yarn
CC1-5: 140 yd / 128 m each of five different fingering weight yarns. Pattern includes a shortened lace version that uses five 105 yd / 96 m mini skeins. Note that wrap using this alternate lace will be shortened by about 24” / 61 cm.
Totals include a 15% buffer. Wrap will shrink a bit with wear.
MC: Kathryn Frank Fiber Arts Willow (80% Merino, 20% Silk; 400 yd / 366 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Whisper
CC1-5: Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set (85% Merino, 15% Mulberry Silk; 675 yd / 617 m per 165 g / 5.82 oz set) in YggdrasilNEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5 mm needles of choice for working flat, or size needed to obtain gaugeNOTIONS
Tapestry needle; blocking wires are highly recommended to achieve a straight edge but are not requiredGAUGE
10 stitches and 38 rows of Frost Lace (one repeat) = 1.75” / 4.45 cm wide and 4.75” / 12 cm high after firm blocking
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch after firm blocking
Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Single increases and decreases, yarn overs, alternating skeins / two-color stripes, knitting on the bias. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described knitting Frostbright:
inspires creativity, easily mastered, flexible, soothing, lace looks hard but isn’t, dynamic, fun, never boring, a great way to use leftovers, easy to customize, light and airy as well as warm, interesting, and a modern and elegant FO.
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