New! The colors of the season are Queen Anne's Lace & Marilla


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  • Paintbox Wrap pattern

    Paintbox Wrap is created especially for mini-skeins, with bands of color that use just one mini-skein each. A simple lace stitch is worked in the color bands, and it can be easily adapted to whatever size mini-skein you have, whether your minis are 10g, 20g, or 25g each.

    By pairing the color bands with a neutral shade of yarn, worked in garter stitch at the ends and between each color band, it helps to pull together all the various colors you choose into a single, cohesive whole.

    Sizes & dimensions

    Size 1 (2, 3)

    Wingspan (tip to tip):
    67 (72 1⁄2, 78) inches | 167.5 (181.25, 195 cm)

    18 inches (45 cm)

    Yarn requirements

    All sizes use 1 skein (100 to 115g) of a neutral color, plus:

    Size 1: + six 25g mini-skeins
    Size 2: + seven 25g mini-skeins
    Size 3: + eight 25g mini-skeins

    Skills needed

    Suitable for the adventurous beginner and experienced knitter. To knit Paintbox, you will need to be able to:

    • knit and purl
    • increase and decrease stitches
    • read a chart or follow written directions
    Paintbox Wrap is also available on Ravelry.