Asymmetric wrap

Yarn:  Marta’s yarns 4ply mohair/silk blend – 1 used 35g.

Suggested alternatives:  Jo Sharp Rare Comfort kid mohair –  2 balls, or a Rowan Kid Silk Haze  2 balls (doubled as Marta’s is a thicker mohair)

Needles: 7mm circular

Other: 6 stitch markers (not essential)


Cast on 7 stitches. (If using KSH then use 2 strands)

Row 1: (K1 yo) 6 times  k1

Row 2: purl

Row 3: (k2 yo pm) 6  times k1

row 4: purl

Row 5: (knit to next marker yo slip marker) 6 times knit 1.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until desired size (allowing for border) finishing with a row 4.


Cast on 4 stitches at end of last row .

k1 k2tog yo k2 tog turn

k4 turn

continue until there are 4 stitches left on the needle.

cast off.

Block to an even circular edge.

11 thoughts on “Asymmetric wrap

  1. Reprinted with permission:

    Hi Wendy,

    I am really enjoying making your asymmetric wrap. But, I’m having trouble with the border, I don’t really understand it..? I’m not a very advanced knitter but have got the basics. Can you help?

    When i try to follow the instructions I just end up going back and forth over the four cast on stitches and not advancing along the edge at all. Is that right? And it doesn’t look like the photo at all. Where am I going wrong..?

    Many thanks for any help you can offer and apologies for bothering you at such a busy time of year!

    Best wishes and seasons greetings,


    • First of all the way this works is called a knitted on border, you cast on the width of the border and the last stitch in the odd rows is always knitted as the last stitch of the border together with a stitch from the last row of the wrap. (k2tog)

      What you should be doing is working one extra stitch into the border with every 2 rows.

      k1 k2tog yo k2 tog turn

      k4 turn

      xxxxxxxxxxxxxvvvv x = last row of wrap v= border stitches.

      notice row 1 uses 5 stitches up. k1 (1) k2tog (3) yo (3) k2tog (5) so the first x has now disappeared.

      xxxxxxxxxxxxvovv after 1 row.

      Then you knit back to the end and do it all over again.

      If you were working on just the 4 cast on stitches you probably just missed one of the knit 2 togethers.

      I hope that helps.


  2. Love this pattern. Can’t wait to try it. Do you have any assymetrical wraps which have a button closure toward one shoulder?

    • It wouldn’t be hard to add a button closure to this wrap, when you finish try it on and work out where you want the button then use one of the holes in the edge to fasten it.

  3. I love your pattern but not sure what does ‘pm’ means on row 3? for the first cast on 7 st, is it at the neck area and how can I keep on making it big until the size desired? Thx for your help.

    • pm stands for place marker. Each yo adds a stitch so you are adding 6 stitches in every second row.

      BTW sorry for taking so long to get back to you, its been a busy month!

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