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Guernsey Wrap Knitalong

Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood

Join us at the end of the month for our Guernsey Wrap Knitalong! We’ll begin on Sunday, February 26 at knitting circle, which runs from 3-5pm, and meet weekly to work on our wraps. There isn’t a firm end date, but we’ll aim to finish in 4-6 weeks. If you’re unable to join us in the shop, join us on Instagram by using the hashtag #loopknitsguernsey.

Jared Flood designed the Guernsey Wrap for Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. It features bands of stitch patterns found on fishermen’s sweaters for a large, rectangular wrap. The pattern is only charted, not written, but it’s a good one to start with if you haven’t knit from charts before.

Guernsey Wrap in Shelter Flannel

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.

Other worsted weight options include Blue Sky Woolstok (6 – 50g skeins or 2 – 150g skeins), Fibre Company Cumbria (3 skeins) and Berroco Ultra Alpaca (3 skeins).

When Arbor was released last fall, Flood updated the pattern, so it now includes the instructions for both worsted and DK weight yarns.

Arbor is a smooth, round DK weight yarn. Its 3-ply construction has crisp stitch definition that’s great for knit-purl patterns like the ones in the Guernsey Wrap. You’ll need 8 skeins of Arbor and a 32-inch US 6 circular needle for the project; it’s shown above in the color Degas.

The Guernsey Wrap is a big project, so it’s perfect for a knitalong where we can encourage each other to finish. Hope you’ll join us!