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!?
I really loved the size in regard to the original pattern, i would really love to make it this way, do you share it? or sell it?
Hi Ajna, glad you like it! The pattern is available on Ravelry here and it includes instructions for this size too. The final sizes are approximately 24 by 185.5 cm / 9 1/4 by 73″ for the scarf size, and 39 by 190 cm / 15 1/4 by 74 3/4″ for the wrap size as you see here.