The Overbrimming Wrap Knitting Pattern

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.


The finished wrap is 13” (33 cm) wide by 91” (231 cm) long. 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.

Yarn and Materials

You'll need 1200 yds (1098 m) of fingering weight yarn. I knit the 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). You'll also need stitch markers for between pattern repeats (optional), and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge and Needles

Gauge: 4” (10 cm) square = 30 stitches x 32 rows in stockinette, flat, after blocking. You'll need one set of 32” (80 cm) circular needles in a size to match gauge listed above. The suggested needle size is US 4 (3.5 mm).

Skill Level

The Overbrimming Wrap is an intermediate knitting pattern, and uses twisted stitches, decreases, and cabling to create the columns of lace and cables.

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