Vertical Hold Wrap Knitting Pattern


A simple shawl to knit


Vertical Hold is a simple tirangle shawl, consisting of two solid-colored sections and five striped sections knit with six equal portions of differently-colored yarns. Use a set of gradient mini skeins as shown in the sample, or choose six completely different hues for a bolder look.

Knit entirely in garter stitch, Vertical Hold is perfect for a beginner, or anyone who is not particularly fond of purl stitches.

The sample is knit in 100-yard skeins of DK weight merino, but you can substitute a different weight or a different yardage. To use a different weight and/or yardage, follow the instructions by length, which are given in brackets in each section. If you do choose a different yarn weight, be sure to also
adjust your needle size, choosing one that gives you a nice drapey fabric.

Required Skills

If you have these skills:

  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Knit
  • Basic bind-off

then you can do this.

Tools and Materials

This pattern is written for a shawl with a 54-inch wingspan and 24-inch depth.

  • 100 yards each of six different colors DK-weight yarn. Sample was knit with June Pryce Fiber Arts Coventry DK (4 ply 100% Superwash Merino ) 600 yards in Arctic Ice 6 mini skein gradient
  • One US #7 24” or larger circular needle
  • yarn needle
  • scissors


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