The Overbrimming Wrap is a rectangular wrap featuring columns of lace and cables. The entire wrap is knit using an eight-row repeat, so while it looks complicated, you’ll be able to memorize it in no time. Read below for links to buy the Overbrimming Wrap and more information about the wrap.
ABOUT THE OVERBRIMMING WRAP
overbrim (intransitive verb): to flow over the brim; overflow
My first memory of the word “overbrimming” involved reading about someone who was on the verge of crying from joy. The text explained that their eyes were overbrimming with happy tears, and I thought that sounded rather nice. I’ve kept the word in my mental back pocket ever since.
And then I got the idea to design this deliciously massive wrap. It is overbrimming in every sense of the word, full of textures and eyelets and cables. I wanted this thing to be a sensory feast so that, whenever someone picked it up to work on it or wear it, they would feel wrapped up in abundance. Never fear, though—as usual, this wrap has a repeat that’s only eight rows long and uses lots of repetition and symmetry to make it easily memorized.
OVERBRIMMING WRAP DETAILS AND SPECS
One size, 13” (33 cm) wide by 91” (231 cm) long
Fingering weight yarn, 1200 yds (1098 m)
Sample shown knit in Purl Soho Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen, 3.5 oz (100 g) per 439 yds (410 m)
4” (10 cm) square = 30 stitches x 32 rows in stockinette, flat, after blocking
One set of 32” (80 cm) circular needles in a size to match gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: US 4 (3.5 mm)
Optional stitch markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Techniques: twisted stitches, decreases, cabling