The Advent Wrap as the name suggests is designed for using all your wonderful advent minis and creating a unique and stunning wearable oversized cardigan wrap. The wrap/cardigan is knitted flat in two pieces before being grafted to create the arm holes. Worked mainly in garter stitch this is an easy knit perfect for those long festive December evenings. Originally designed for the naturally dyed Hook & Light advent calendar 2020 this pattern works with 24x 20g 4ply mini skeins.
A (B, C, D):
Armhole to armhole width: 32”/82cm for all sizes
Length 22” (24”, 25”, 26”) / 56cm (60cm, 64cm, 66cm)
The stated measurements are the actual final garment measurements. Choose a size with as much or as little positive ease as desired. Sizes vary only by length, but additional rows can be added to increase width (directions given in the pattern).
Sample is size B worn on 34” / 86cm bust
Sample knitted in the Hook & Light advent calendar:
Naturally Dyed 100% non superwash Falkland Merino (400m / 100g)
The following yardages and weights are for each colour, you will need 24 in total. The actual usage varies by colour, the numbers stated are the high average for each colour.
10g (12g, 16g, 20g)
40m (48m, 64m, 80m)
38y (44y, 58y, 73y)
If you choose to knit in less than 24 colours, following yardages and weights are for the total:
200g (280g, 380g, 480g)
800m (1120m, 1520m, 1920m)
870y (1040y, 1670y, 2100y)
22 stiches & 22 rows per 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this pattern and can be adjusted as desired, however working in different gauges will affect the final garment size.
Needle size is recommended, choose a size needed to achieve desired gauge.