Before designing this wrap I designed a pattern called Starting Point, and it was a Mystery KAL. I loved that pattern so much, and it was truly nerve-wracking to present it as a mystery. Would people like a big rectangle wrap as much as I did?
Fortunately, I think many did! Which encouraged me to keep exploring that construction, and it also gave me the confidence to design more maxi-scarves or wraps. And when La Bien Aimée created these colors for me to design with, all I could picture was this wrap. I just knew it. The moment I saw it, I knew what it had to become!
Fading Point is constructed from both ends towards the centre, and then both pieces are connected with triangles to achieve a seamless rectangle.
The pattern is completely different than its predecesor: It has sections where you blend 2 colors together and then sections with lace. The instructions are WRITTEN AND CHARTED.
26½" (66 cm) wide and 88" (220 cm) long.
Yarn: 5 skeins of fingering weight yarn in 5 different colors. I used La Bien Aimée Twist Sock (80% Merino / 20% Nylon; 467/425m; 100g) in a Fade or Gradient combination. You need approx. 400yd/365m each of all 5 colors. I used the *La Belle Époque* Fade.
I recommend that the darkest is color 1 and the lightest is color 5.
Needles: 2 sets of US 5 (3.75 mm) circular or straight needle. If you are using circulars, 24”-32” are good lengths, but choose any length you are comfortable with.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn or an extra cable, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.
Your working gauge should be 22 sts and 44 rows. BUT your finished (pinned, stretched and blocked out) gauge should be 20 sts and 40 rows. Both gauges are given to 4” (10 cm) on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles in Garter st.
You need 5 skeins of yarn in different colors for this wrap.
Any color combination will work, however this design works especially well if you use a progression of colors (gradient or fade). I started my wrap using the darkest color of the set, so that is called color 1. However, you can try your own version starting with the lightest, or using completely different contrasting colors!
Fading Point Pattern
The pattern is available as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.