Knits Fall 2009 Gallery: Every Way Wrap





FALL 2009




Every Way Wrap

by Okmin Park

from Interweave Knits Fall 2009

Shawl shown measures 14 1/2" wide

A brilliant, reversible cable that looks exactly the same on both sides creates a show-stopping design element for a simple rectangle. Our gallery girls wore it as a wrap, a vest, a scarf, a shrug-how many ways can you think of to wear it?

 Interweave Gallery Gals



Keira says: I admit that I haven't knit in many years but after seeing these garments, I want to pick up my needles again.

 As you can see, I can think of so many ways to wear the Every Way Wrap–I'm heading to college next month and this would be a perfect all-around project. 

Height: 5' 7"
Bust: 31 ¾
Underbust: 27 ½
Waist: 26 ½
Hip: 32 ½
Torso: 17 ½




Brenda says: What a fun piece! My schedule doesn't allow me to tackle a sweater right, now, but I think that I could fit this in; the versatility of the wrap makes it a must.  

The Every Way Wrap is just plain fun to wear and as soon as I saw it, I selected my jeans and a belt to wear with it. I love the way this piece can be worn with all kinds of outfits. 

Height: 5' 5"
Bust: 33 ¾"
Underbust: 29 ½"
Waist: 27 ¼"
Hip: 37 ¼"
Torso: 16"


Ruth says: I selected the Every Way Wrap because I think I would wear it a lot, and this color looks great with my everyday black. I like the versatility of this wrap–it's truly wearable "every way."

Height: 5' 4"
Bust: 34 ½
Underbust: 29 ¾
Waist: 28 ½
Hip: 32 ¾
Torso: 16"

Kathleen's Fit Notes

This has got to be one of the most unique and creative wrap designs I've ever seen. I love the way the gallery gals choose different ways to wear it, especially Keira, who couldn't stop finding new ways to "wrap the "wrap"!

Fit-wise, this looks great on all three women, and because of its versatility it'll flatter all bodies. There's also a wide range of sizing available for the wrap: 14½ (16½, 21, 26)" wide and 59" long, to fit bust sizes 32-37 (39-41, 43-45, 47-50)".
It's a keeper.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

68 thoughts on “Knits Fall 2009 Gallery: Every Way Wrap

  1. The gallery photos bring this piece to life. The magazine photo does not do it justice. Maybe it is because the model looks hunched forward. Thanks for a new perspective on this one, IK.

  2. I loved this when I saw it in IK – actually I thought several of the pieces looked so much better in the magazine than the preview on the website – not sure why since they are pretty much the same pics!  Mayve the size of color reproduction.  Anyway, I wish you’d use a wider variety of models for a garment rather than slender women in a 3 inch height range.

  3. I love this.  It’s the one recipe I keep coming back to.  I don’t know if I can make it, but I want it!  And I love seeing it on the “gals”.  🙂  Thanks!

  4. I agree about the gallery photos really inspiring me. I liked it in the magazine, but was not really interested in making it. Now I am thinking about doing this over the Farmers Market cardigan — at least before it. Now if I can just get over the thought of doing that many cables! But, I do have to say that I wish we could see pics on people of more various shapes. I like the wrap, but I do want it to look good on me (though I would wear it if I made it even if it didn’t look great on me).

  5. I voted for  Every Way Wrap in the knitalong poll. Hope it wins!

    The belts are unflattering on Brenda and Ruth. Makes them look frumpy (maybe its the out-of-style belts?). To get a point of reference, I would like to see Brenda and Ruth model the wrap in the same poses as in IK. I bet they would look great! I think the “buttoned in the back” way of wearing the wrap is the most flattering (#3 on Keira). This is a wonderfully versatile pattern, and perfect for fall.  


  6. I am seriously contemplating making this because it looks so versatile and it really looks great on the ladies. One thing I would like to see in the galleries are “behind the scenes” shots, or what does the project look like on someone’s back!

  7. The models are all pretty close in size and shape. It would have been nice to see a larger variance. A plus size model would have been nice. Or even someone just a little curvier.

  8. I am purchasing the Fall issue of IK for this pattern specifically. It’s got everything that makes a pattern great for me: beautiful design, interesting to knit, enormous versatility, and practically NO FINISHING!

  9. I cast this one on right away and now I can’t put it down! I wanted to make a wrap for my mom and while I had originally planned on making another, I really thought she would like this one better – and I like that there are many ways that she can wear it. I am afraid to spend SO much time on a sweater for fear that she won’t wear it – but this fits the bill. And as for the complicated cables – well I didn’t think too much about it before diving in (or I would have never started) but after the 2nd repeat I am cruising right along. Not bad since I have only done simple (very simple) cables once before. I am also using a chart for the first time. This wrap is definately a win/win for me!

  10. i’m sorry, but this is just awful.  where is the diversity in size, height and chest?  where is the charm of KD staff modeling over whatever they wore that day?  i don’t need to see another three styled shots on uniformly thin models – age has nothing to do with this – i really miss the diversity in size and seeing the KD staffers in non-professional photos.

  11. I agree with previous comments about more varied size models. Petite models would be nice…I am only 5′ tall and am a bit leery of such bulky articles, but I may go out on a limb for this one, i love it!

  12. This is by far my favorite in this gallery. Even though not shown, I can imagine that it would look really nice on my larger frame. I’m definitely making this one, though in a different color to suit my skin tone.

  13. All we know here is how the wrap works on three slim women.  How does it look on the busty, the chunky and the hippy?

    I thought the whole point of gallery photos was size and shape diversity?

  14. When I first saw this in the magazine, I thought it was … stupid … but then I realized that the picture is quite dark and it’s hard to tell what the thing actually looks like. Those of us who are fans of Maggie Righetti and her plainspoken style would have warning alarms going off, wondering “What’s wrong with it that they need to hide?” Anyhow, it’s grown on me, after reading the pattern and puzzling out what it is — I even voted for it for the knit-along. I think I’d do it in a lighter-weight yarn so it doesn’t bulk me up any more than I already am, ‘though.

  15. I really like this, but like most readers would really appreciate seeing the back; I get the distinct impression that, to be effectively worn as anything other than a scarf, the back would require a good deal of additional fabric, easily enough created via shortrows. It’s giving me some excellent ideas though.

  16. Hands-down, THIS is my favorite piece I have seen on this site! I agree that the magazine does not do this wrap justice, it truly looks best on the Gallery girls!

    I would knit this in a different color—perhaps a deep jeweled purple, or a lighter natural, or even a spiced pumpkin. This color looks a bit mustard on my screen, but the style of it is just gorgeous!

  17. It would be nice to see a picture of how it looks from the back…I realize that it is “backless” but it would still be nice to see a 360 degree view of the different ways of wearing it!

  18. This looks so neat, but I really wish I could see it on a plus sized model!  I’m a plus sized gal, and I don’t want to waste my time making something that’s going to end up look goofy on myself.  I just love being able to see the garments in natural light here, but I’m getting a little frustrated of the “diversity” talk when there are no plus sized gals modeling anything!!!! 🙂

  19. WOW.  I, too, thought it was a nice piece, but….probably wouldn’t make it. These pictures show how versatile this piece can be, and I’m officially putting it on my knitting list. Thanks for the great pics.

  20. I like this piece very much.  I live in the South and it doesn’t really get cold enough for sweaters, but many times I could use a little extra cover.  I would very much like to see it on a larger woman.  I’m envious of how skinny everyone is at Knitting Daily, but being a larger size woman, I would like to see how some of the patterns, especially this one, look on us bigger gals.

    As several people mentioned, I would love to see it from the back as well.

  21. I think there is a reason this “wrap” is never shown from the back and only shown on slender models.  It is because it is wretchedly ugly shown any other way.  Frankly I thought almost everything in IK this year has been pretty awful and I have no intention of renewing my subscription.    -AnnM

  22. Why not a back view? I think it is an interesting piece but do not like the color or the belts. They really do not belong on that piece. I am wondering how the drape in the front works? It looks like it might be too bulky,.

  23. This is lovely.  What a beautiful combination of stitches!  It could be worn by plus sizes as shown on Keira on her shoulders. My favorite view is on Brenda.  In general I think the belting takes away from the beauty but Brenda’s overall look is quite nice.

  24. The wrap looks best on Keira.  If I were making this it would have to be in another colour.  There are 2 reasons I won’t go for this one – first, I don’t need a wrap; second, the all-over texture would make it too heavy on me.  It’s not petite-friendly IMHO.

  25. I really want to make this.  Moving to a cold climate this winter, would probably wear this every day.  Didn’t think I would ever want to knit a cable after just finishing the sweetheart socks but I am ready!  Would making this longer help with a larger bust?  I would like to see the backs of these shots also.  Thanks

  26. I was planning on making this for my sister, who is about Kiera size. However, I am a plus sized woman and thought of making it for myself as well, I agree with the other posters who have asked that we see this on a variety of sizes as opposed to thin model types. Age does not matter, size does.

  27. It’s the item that caught my eye in this issue. Would have liked to see it on someone with a larger bust and waist.

    Fun to see the different ways the ladies would wear it … but for comparison purposes, they should have all had to wear it buttoned behind.

    Still on the fence …. can’t wait to see it on the regular ‘gals’.

  28. I am a LYS and this magazine flew off the shelf because of this pattern!  We’re starting a KAL for it!  If you like this pattern you better get your copy of this issue now!  I predict it will be a sell out!

    Have fun!

    Sherry Anderson – Owner

    Delightful Hands – Celina, TX

  29. I wish I could afford the mag but in South Africa magazines are to exspensive for a pensioner and I do like the look of the every way wrap,hope it will be a free pattern in the future .Keep up the good work. We sometimes use your patterns that are free and enjoy it very much.


  30. I wouldn’t say age doesn’t matter, and I like the idea of letting the models decide how to wear it. If you are knitting for someone substantially older or younger than yourself, that is helpful. But I agree with the others. My bust is 40″, and I am 5’4″. I would appreciate seeing some of these on bustier models. This is one of my two favorite items in the new IK. I voted for it for the kal also.


  31. Hey I love this wrap.  It is on my short list to do!!!  Really don’t have an idea of what color I want.  I do like this color, but I thought it was darker in the magazine.  I did enjoy seeing it on all the models and would have liked to see it on a bustier gal.  And would have liked to see the view of the back buttoned.  Linda J

  32. I fell in love with this wrap as soon as I saw it.  Love it buttoned in back with a bit of a collar.  Am concerned however how it will look on me, 5′ busty and short waisted.  Also, love this pumpkin color.  Hope it wins the knit along poll.

  33. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!! i WILL knit one of these, but like everyone else has sayed, I WANT TO SEE IT ON A PLUS SIZED MODEL!!! i’m 23 and at the very top of IK’s sizing- wouldn’t it be nice to at THE VERY LEAST see it on someone with a little bit more to love??? i look at most of the galleries for IK and it seems that with EVERY pattern, the one thing i see most in the comments is: WE WANT BIGGER MODELS!!!

    one or two skinny gals, that’s understandable. but what’s the point of having a gallery for SIZE COMPARISON when all these people could shop in the junior’s department?? at least ONE curvier girl would more accurately portray to us who could get away with wearing some of these garments!!!



  34. I think this is the winner of the bunch.  And I’m tall, broad-shouldered, and a bit bustier than 50″, so would make it a tad larger than the largest size, and a bit longer to drape properly over The Girls, but I bet it would be a) flattering, b) versatile, c) wearable in the mild Texas winter as the only outerwear much of the time, or as an extra piece further north. If only the queue of projects wasn’t so long….. As for plus size models, I sure appreciated them when we had them, but as a designer, I understand the attraction of making a 32″ sample as compared to a 42″ or 52″.  Still, there sure seems to be a pent-up desire out there for bigger stuff for bigger knitters.

  35. I am keen to make this. As an Australian knitter, I have to purchase most of my yarns online, but, the listed yarn does not appear to be available through any online retailer. I haven’t been able to find enough information about the Zoal Canon to determine which other yarns might be suitable. Anyone got either an online retailer who will deliver abroad or enough information to make an informed decision regarding an alternative yarn.

  36. I also agree with the need to see it on bigger models, my girls ring in at 44″ and while I appreciate seeing beautiful thin people wearing beautiful thin people clothing – the investment I make in knitting a garment for myself is pretty darn HUGE.  How many times have I made something that is “flattering to so many body types” only to find they sure as heck didn’t mean mine!  I knit for my skinny sister and cast on half as many stitches, exponentially knitting for her takes approximately 1/3 the knitting time a sweater for me takes.  I used to use the galleries to get a better perspective on what it takes to fit things to my size, but this time I really didn’t get that at all.  I understand some samples are just too small to picture on some of us larger girls, but this one would have been PERFECT – a wrap on a big girl is a no brainer!!

    PLEASE let us see things on a variety of women….. Even if the fit is bad or the garment isn’t as flattering on us as you would like, it gives us great perspective on what we need to do to make it fit right, and whether it is worth our knitting investment in both yarn and time.


  37. I, too, want to see it from the back. It looks lovely from the front (although the belts did not do it any favors), but I can tell it only barely covers the shoulders in the back and that seems a little unbalanced. I would probably cast it on right away if I am wrong about how long it is in the back, but right now it seems like I’d be warm in the front and freezing in the back. I like the way Keira has it wrapped around in the first two pics, but it seems a little bulky for that, so I’d probably try a lighter gauge yarn if that’s what I was going for.

  38. Thanks so much for the gallery!  I generally have a pretty good feel about what will fit me and what won’t, and after seeing the picture on the model, I was pretty sure this wouldn’t work for me (the length, the belted look, where the “waistline” falls because of the button, etc.), but then when I saw it worn different ways on other models I realized it could totally work for my body type!  Thank you!


     – Heather

  39. Hi Folks,

    We’ll see what we can do to get some larger models in the winter galleries. I agree that it would be a good idea to see the wrap from the back!

    I think this one would be great on plus-sized gals–it’s a wonderful, versatile piece.


  40. I saw this pattern in the latest Interweave Magazine, immediately bought the mag and then went to my local yarn shop and purchased the yarn.  I think it is a beautiful piece and had to have it. I like the versatility of the garment. There are so many unique ways to wear it. I am always looking for a new sweater and am tired of the same old things This is definitely an interesting piece and I can’t wait to wear it in the upcoming fall/winter season!

  41. Wow, I second (hundredth?) all the comments about not having more of a diversity of body types in the gallery!  We can look at it on a thin person in the magazine.  Not that the Interweave ladies don’t look nice, but don’t you employ anyone curvier…like maybe going up to a scandalous size 12 or something (oh, the audacity!)  At least I got to see a third way of wearing it….but still.

    Also, ditto re the lack of shots from the back.  I still think this has to look pretty stupid from the back view, and the gallery didn’t change my mind.

  42. While I still really love this pattern, after trying to make the reversible cables, I was totally frustrated. I pulled them out over and over because after completing a number of rows it was obvious, that while the pattern atarted off okay – I was not getting a good cable overall. I assumed it was my error in reading the pattern but I have worked with other cable charts and have never  had an issue in following them accurately. Is it remotely possible that there is an error in the chart – or am I just an idiot. I ended up making the piece but changing the reversible cable pattern to one of my own design.

  43. So, now I know what this looks like on three women who are the exact same size as the model in the magazine.  I really like this concept but am very frustrated by the fact that this beautiful scarf wasn’t show on any regular sized women.

  44. Hi,

    I just started to work on this this week.  I want to echo the comment of Margaret Hamilton.  I am an experienced knitter and have worked with charts before, but in following the chart things are not looking correct.  After checking the photos, I’m sure.

    Is there some trick with the chart or is there an errata published.

    I admire the design for its beauty and concept of multiple uses, great for traveling.  I also like the challenge from a knitting perspective, but I am thinking that the key of the cable crossovers is incorrect.  Can someone provide insight on this?  I’ll also be checking ravelry but thought I would try here first.

  45. Hi all

    This is my first post here so be gentle!  I’m in England, so guess that puts me in a minority with you Statesiders <big grin>.

    I’m a very experienced cable knitter, although I’ve never followed a cable pattern from a chart before; and I have to say absolutely that the key to the chart is wrong, but I can’t find an errata anywhere. Even the direction of the cables is wrong according to the key!  So my advice is, go with your instincts and don’t be afraid to change the keys around.  I can’t do graphics, so here’s my amateur errata for this pattern:

    If on the foundation row, a stitch on the chart is shown as purl on the RS (square with a dot), then this should be picked up in Row 1 of the cable pattern as a purl (grey shaded part of a “X” on the chart).  If it’s a knit st on the RS (plain white square) then it will be a knit st in the following cable.  You then just follow the chart symbol to see if it’s a right-over-left cable, or left-over-right. 

    Sorry if this is long-winded; to summarise quickly, adjust the key as follows: 

    Column 2, first cable (white right over white left) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2 then k2 from cn; second cable (white left over white right) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2 then k2 from cn; third cable (white right over grey left) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2 then p2 from cn.

    Column 3, first cable (white left over grey white) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, p2 then k2 from cn; second cable (grey right over grey left) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, p2 then p2 from cn; third cable (grey left over grey white) should be sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, p2 then p2 from cn.

    I hope this makes sense, this is certainly the key I’m going to be following from now on, and it’s the only one I can make sense of the chart with.

    Can I just take this opportunity to say that since I’ve discovered American knitting sites, and especially the Interweave magazine, knitting has taken on whole new meanings.  In the UK for the most part, patterns are staid, unadventurous, and rely heavily on patterns designed for the smaller sizes.  Short rows and shapings for the bust is unheard of, and as for knitting in the round – well it’s virtually non-existent.  So I hope you don’t mind an interloper from the UK!  Out of interest, I’m 5’2, a size 40-42 bust, and I’m knitting this wrap in Sirdar Peru shade Pablo, kind of red brick colours that shade as you knit, in a wool/acrylic/angora mix.  It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to finish it!


  46. Thank you JennieS.  I have been struggling with this.  I am not a very experienced cable knitter.  I have only done cables on one pair of socks, so I have been stymied by this pattern.  I have ripped back to the ribbing 3 times and on this fourth try am up to row 8.  I fear if I rip it out a 4th time I’ll never complete it, But I am willing to try your correction.  Thank you for sharing your experience with cables to those of us that are still in the learning phases.  Has Interweave ever confimed the correction?

  47. somebody wrote complaining about their size 14 body… sooo I just wanted to add a bit about mine… just to give a bit of perspective.

    First, I had polio at age 2!  in short ,  screwed from the start… I ‘ve lost 4 in or 10 cm from hip to shoulder.. so my ribs are now tourching my pelvis.  I would be about 5’ 10″  without the double “S” curve in my spine… if this werent enough.. I was bone with a mutation in my immune system that cause me to have “hyper-immune syndrome”  means my immune system is always working over time.. perspective:  bad hayfever IgE titer of around 200.. mine runs 6000.. imagine how that must feel if hayfever is awful! 

    I work fulltime teachng A-level or IB biology & chemistry in 3rd world countries. 

    I knit as much as teaching allows…


  48. Hi:

    This is my first time commenting on anything, but I had been planning to start this pattern for my daughter who is a large size.  I can only agree with many on this site who were disappointed at not seeing it modeled on a plus size frame.

    As well, I am now nervous about tackling this project since it seems there is a mistake in the cable pattern.  I hope a correction is issued shortly.

    Thank you!



  49. JennieS wrote
    on 10-08-2009 12:09 PM
    Thank You Jennie S from England
    for figuring out the right equation for this
    problem cable chart..
    I did wonder what I was doing wrong
    till I had an intuitive moment could there
    be a mistake on this cable chart?
    Yes .. but No this correction on Interweave’s
    correction page is wrong as well.
    Thank You Jeannie S. from me in BC Canada
  50. Love this wrap!   I just finished it on Friday night.  I am going to make another!  Just beautiful.  I am a size 14 and I made the 16 1/2 and it fits great.  My friends called it my funky shawl.  Coming from men it was a real compliment!  


    MARGE M.