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Java Wrap

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra Tavel6 Comments

If you've been following me for a while, you've most likely come across one of my most popular patterns - the Coffee Shop Wrap. This design was one of my first collaborations with Lion Brand Yarn, using their 24/7 Cotton, and it's still one of my favorites to this day. It was my first triangle wrap ever and it's inspired so many of my designs since, including my latest pattern. I'm so excited to release what I've been referring to as the "Coffee Shop Wrap 2.0" ... introducing the Java Wrap!

Using a similar color palette, uneven striping, and eyelet rows, the Java Wrap is like a cousin to the Coffee Shop Wrap. In order to give it some characteristics of its own though, I made a few design choices that will help it stand alone. Instead of using all 24/7 Cotton, I picked my favorite of all the colors (Charcoal) and opted to work with one of Lion Brand's self striping yarns to mimic the original wrap's color changes. Cupcake yarn in the colorway Cafe au Lait seemed like it was basically made for this wrap, so that was my obvious choice!

Next, I decided to use a different construction for this wrap. I went with a side-to-side technique which starts at one of the wide diagonal edges, and decreases every other row along one edge to form a triangle. The best part about this pattern is that each row gets shorter so you really feel like it is flying off the needles toward the end! The result is a large deep triangle that can be worn as a shawl or with the center point in front and ends wrapped around as a scarf.

I opted to work in garter rows using the Cupcake yarn to really show off the color gradient, and in simple lace rows with the 24/7 Cotton to keep this wrap light and airy for warmer months. It's been my go-to for a light layer to take along to meetings, cafes, and restaurants that have the AC on blast. Read on for the free pattern, purchase a printer-friendly/ad-free PDF here, or grab the full yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

When I designed the Coffee Shop Wrap there was a huge demand for a crochet version, so I quickly released the Tea House Wrap for my hookers. And this time I already have a crochet version ready for you! Check out my free pattern for the Early Grey Wrap (aka the Tea House Wrap 2.0) here!

This is an easy level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, k2tog, SSK, SK2P, and yarning over. 

MATERIALS:

1 skein Lion Brand Cupcake in Coffee Break (935-220) for color A
2 skeins Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Charcoal (761-150) for color B
Size US 10 (6mm) circular needles, 40”/100cm long
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Width: 80”/203cm
Length to point: 40”/102cm

GAUGE:

14 sts + 22 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch (after blocking)

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms

CO – cast on
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 together
P – purl
RS – right side
SK2P – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
Sl – slip
SSK – slip, slip, knit
St(s) – stitch(es)
YO – yarn over

Notes: Wrap is worked from side to side and decreases by one st on each right side row. The first st of each row, except those with color changes, is slipped purlwise with yarn in front to create a selvedge edge. Rows worked in color A are done in garter stitch while rows worked in color B are done in a simple lace pattern.

With color A, CO 170.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 (purlwise with yarn in front here and throughout), SSK, K to end of row. (169 sts)

Row 2: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 3-18: Rep rows 1 and 2. (161 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 19: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (160 sts)

Row 20: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 21: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (159 sts)

Row 22: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 23: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (158 sts)

Row 24: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 25: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (157 sts)

Row 26: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 27: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (156 sts)

Row 28: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 29-34: Rep rows 27 and 28. (153 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 35: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (152 sts)

Row 36: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 37: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (151 sts)

Row 38: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 39: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (150 sts)

Row 40: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Rows 41-48: Rep rows 37-40. (146 sts)
 

Change to color A.

Row 49: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (145 sts)

Row 50: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 51: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (144 sts)

Row 52: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 53 and 54: Rep rows 51 and 52. (143 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 55: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (142 sts)

Row 56: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 57: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (141 sts)

Row 58: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 59: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (140 sts)

Row 60: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 61: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (139 sts)

Row 62: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 63-78: Rep rows 61 and 62. (131 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 79: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (130 sts)

Row 80: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 81: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (129 sts)

Row 82: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 83: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (128 sts)

Row 84: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 85: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (127 sts)

Row 86: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 87-94: Rep rows 85 and 86. (123 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 95: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (122 sts)

Row 96: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 97: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (121 sts)

Row 98: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 99: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (120 sts)

Row 100: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Rows 101 and 102: Rep rows 97 and 98. (119 sts)

Change to color A.

Row 103: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (118 sts)

Row 104: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 105: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (117 sts)

Row 106: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 107-114: Rep rows 105 and 106. (113 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 115: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (112 sts)

Row 116: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 117: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (111 sts)

Row 118: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 119: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (110 sts)

Row 120: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Rows 121-128: Rep rows 117-120. (106 sts)

Rows 129 and 130: Rep rows 117 and 118. (105 sts)

Change to color A.

Row 131: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (104 sts)

Row 132: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 133: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (103 sts)

Row 134: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 135-152: Rep rows 133 and 134. (94 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 153: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (93 sts)

Row 154: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 155: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (92 sts)

Row 156: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 157: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (91 sts)

Row 158: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 159-174: Rep rows 157 and 158. (83 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 175: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (82 sts)

Row 176: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 177: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (81 sts)

Row 178: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 179: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (80 sts)

Row 180: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 181: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (79 sts)

Row 182: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 183-188: Rep rows 181 and 182. (76 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 189: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (75 sts)

Row 190: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 191: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (74 sts)

Row 192: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 193: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (73 sts)

Row 194: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 195: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (72 sts)

Row 196: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 197-218: Rep rows 195 and 196. (61 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 219: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (60 sts)

Row 220: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 221: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (59 sts)

Row 222: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 223: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (58 sts)

Row 224: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Rows 225 and 226: Rep rows 221 and 222. (57 sts)

Change to color A.

Row 227: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (56 sts)

Row 228: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 229: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (55 sts)

Row 230: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 231-240: Rep rows 229 and 230. (50 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 241: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (49 sts)

Row 242: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 243: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (48 sts)

Row 244: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 245: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (47 sts)

Row 246: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Rows 247-252: Rep rows 243-246. (44 sts)

Change to color A.

Row 253: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (43 sts)

Row 254: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 255: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (42 sts)

Row 256: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 257-278: Rep rows 255 and 256. (31 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 279: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (30 sts)

Row 280: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Row 281: Sl 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (29 sts)

Row 282: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 283: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (28 sts)

Row 284: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 285: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (27 sts)

Row 286: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 287-298: Rep rows 285 and 286. (21 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 299: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to end of row. (20 sts)

Row 300: Sl 1, P to last st, K 1.

Change to color A.

Row 301: K 1, SSK, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to last st, K 1. (19 sts)

Row 302: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Row 303: Sl 1, SSK, K to end of row. (18 sts)

Row 304: Sl 1, K to end of row.

Rows 305-334: Rep rows 303 and 304. (3 sts)

Row 335: SK2P. (1 st)

Cut tail and draw through last st.

Block work. Secure and weave in all ends.

To make tassels, cut ninety 10”/25cm lengths and six 18”/46cm lengths of color B. Divide the 10”/25cm lengths into 3 groups of 30. Tie each bundle at the middle point with one of the 18”/46cm lengths. Fold each bundle in half so that the tie is at the tip of the loop created with the fold. Tie crosswise around each folded bundle about 1⁄2”/1.25cm below top of fold with remaining 18”/46cm lengths. Wrap the tails of the ties around and around the bundles and then thread them inside and down the middle of the bundles with a tapestry needle. Tie the tops of the tassels onto the 3 corners of the wrap and knot to secure. Thread the tails inside and down the middle of the tassels using a tapestry needle. Trim tassels to desired length.

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