April 19, 2017
Jared Flood's Guernsey Wrap pattern was one of the first Brooklyn Tweed released for their yarn, Shelter, and it remains one of the most popular. Inspired by fishermen's sweaters, it has bands of traditional stitch patterns worked in series for a large, modern wrap.
Shelter is a light and airy woolen spun yarn. It has a woolly feel and comes in an amazing palette of fleece-dyed tweeds. You’ll need 5 skeins of Shelter and a 32-inch US 8 circular needle to knit the Guernsey Wrap. We made ours, shown above, in the color Flannel.
The pattern was revised when Arbor was released in 2016 to add a DK-weight version. This time we picked a bright gold, Tincture, shown at top.
Arbor is a smooth, round DK weight yarn. Because of its 3-ply construction, it has crisp stitch definition that’s great for knit-purl patterns like the ones in the Guernsey Wrap. For this version, you’ll need 8 skeins of Arbor and a 32-inch US 6 circular needle.
The pattern is charted, not written, and it’s a good one to start with if you haven’t knit from charts before. Whether you choose Shelter or Arbor, with the Guernsey Wrap you'll have a big, beautiful wrap you'll enjoy for years to come!
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