Short Description: Spice up any outfit with a side-dish of Italian-inspired color. The Contorno wrap uses three unique colorways of handpainted yarn to create instant drama and flair. Worked in garter stitch stripes, the wrap begins with a dramatic ripple worked lengthwise. Then, short row shaping pulls it all together into a gentle, lengthwise curve with tapered ends. In Italian, 'Contorno' has two meanings. In cooking, it's a dish to accompany the main course. But I find its second definition, contour, works just as perfectly.
Gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows to 4 inches using US 7/4.5 mm needles in garter stitch, after blocking
Finished Measurements: 72 inches by 10 inches, measured along longest edge
Materials Used: 525 yards fingering-weight yarn, 175 yards each in 3 colors. As shown; Koigu Premium Painter's Palette Merino in P128, P137 and P623.
Needle Size: 4.5mm circular needles 32"; second circular needle or crochet hook and scrap yarn for provisional cast on stitch markers
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Skill Level: Intermediate