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The Overbrimming Wrap is Now Available

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.


Here’s where you’ll find the Overbrimming Wrap.


Here’s where you’ll find the Overbrimming Wrap.


Here’s where you’ll find 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.


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

Mary Heaton

Thursday 5th of August 2021

I purchased this pattern and I'm very excited to start it. But when printing it out the font size is huge. 24pt and 14 pages long. I only printed out the charts and photo for reference as I don't want to use that much paper. I think I will try for a infant blanket by doubling the width. It will be a lovely gift. Thank you for so many lovely patterns.

Lauren Rad

Friday 6th of August 2021

Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your support. There are two different formats of the pattern, both of which are included with your download. The version you opened is the low-vision accessible format, which is meant for knitters who need a larger font to be able to read the pattern comfortably. Try the PDF labeled "Small Format." That should be easier to print!

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