A Houndstooth Wrap About Town
Optional CLosure:** Do NOT cut yarn. Place long Band into the Keyhole Band and fold to the back. Whipstitch the bind off row to the Second Decrease Row. This gives a permanent closure, but it looks great. This is an optional closing, if you prefer. (See last 6 photos)
I discovered another way to close this wrap that I really think is great, so here it is.
This Wrap appeals to both sides of me--the traditional/classic side and the quirky/different/unique side.
I have taken a traditional, well loved pattern stitch (houndstooth) and given it a unique twist with the construction of this Wrap.
It starts with a provisional cast on to produce a keyhole for the other end of the Wrap to go into. Color-stranding or fair isle makes up the body with short rows being worked along the inside right edge. This produces a shorter edge along the shoulders of the wearer. And it finishes with the long ribbed end that fits into the keyhole for a perfectly divine **Wrap About Town.*