When I first started sketching the Isometric Scarf, I had it all charted – I really wanted to get all those corners between the vertical and horizontal ribs just right. When I started scaling the pattern to get the right proportions, I noticed that I could also grade the design up to a wrap size, but it would mean really large, repetitive charts. In the end I wrote the pattern in a more succinct and logical way, and this allowed me to leave out the charts and include that larger size. I liked being able to show that the pattern can be scaled, which allows knitters to work one size in a different gauge to get the other, or even compare the sizes and cast on somewhere in between.
The scarf size is made up of more blocks and the wrap fewer but larger ones, which feels a bit counterintuitive. It means that you can actually knit a block of the scarf in one sitting (which I really liked) but once you finish one block of the wrap, you’ll be much further along (not bad either)!
I knit the wrap size for myself with Cascade 220 in the colour Jet, which is a really, really dark grey. I’m so happy that all the lines are completely visible even in a yarn this dark. This has become my everyday scarf now and coming from almost exclusively wearing cowls for years, it’s a nice change. I can wrap it tighter or looser, I can unwrap it completely and wear it on my shoulders, I can take it off while wearing earbuds with my phone in my pocket without getting all tangled up… Rectangles, so versatile, who knew!?