Apricot wrap

Apricot wrap

THIS WRAP by Martin Storey has a luxurious feel and will impress anyone it’s gifted to, but it’s a quick knit for a garment this size. The mock cable pattern is knitted on 10mm needles in a super-chunky yarn from Rowan. Called Alpaca Chunky, this yarn has a chainette construction so it feels light yet is warm and comforting to wear; it comes in six natural shades including this deep grey-brown.

SIZE: 48cm (19in) wide and 120cm (47in) long

YARN: Rowan Alpaca Chunky (Super-chunky weight; 98% alpaca, 2% polyamide; 70m/77yds per 100g ball)

Pigeon (073); 7 x100g balls


1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles


12 sts and 141/2 rows to 10cm over patt on 10mm needles


Using 10mm needles cast on 58 sts.

Next row (RS): P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Now work in patt as foils:

Row 1: K2, *P1, yrn, P1, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: P2, *K3, P2; rep from * to end.

Row 3: K2, *P3, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 4: P2, *K3, lift 3rd st on right needle over first and 2nd sts and off right needle, P2; rep from * to end. These 4 rows form patt. Cont in patt until wrap meas approx. 119cm, ending after patt row 4 and with WS facing for next row.

Next row (WS): K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end.

Cast off in patt.