I have always been a fan of half-timbered houses. The mixture of visible wooden beams and brick/stucco on the facade of these structures will forever feel like home - a part of Bavaria, Germany, called Franconia - to me. Some plain, some intricate, all enduring, and a testament of craftsmanship. There’s nothing quite like building something with your own two hands, is there?
My half timbered series of knitting patterns is a tribute to this style of architecture and offers the essence of it in knitting patterns - both plain and intricate, and a chance to practice your craft and end up with a knitted item that you will be able to enjoy for a long time.
The Half Timbered Wrap is knit with worsted weight yarn beginning from one end to the middle. The stitches are placed on hold, then the other half is knit to the middle, and the two halves are grafted together.
One size, approx. 17” (43 cm) at widest point and 90” (229 cm) long after blocking.
Yarn and Yardage
Berroco Vintage 100 g (3.5 oz) / 218 yds (200 m); 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; worsted weight in Oats; 4 skeins, 350g, 763 yds (700 m) used for sample
Needles and Notions
US8 / 5 mm circular needles, 24” (60 cm) length recommended, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
20 sts and 25 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect the final measurements.
This pattern has been tech edited.
You'll get one downloadable pdf file knitting pattern.