When it comes to quick winter knits, there’s nothing we love making or wearing more than a good oversized wrap! Besides being one of the coziest things you could possibly wear when you’re chilly, wraps are also a fantastic way to show off colour ways and stitch definition without taking on a larger project like a sweater or an afghan. That’s why we’ve always got our eyes peeled for great oversized wrap knitting patterns that we’ve never tried before.
Are you feeling just as enamoured, if not more, by the idea of knitting a new and unique oversize winter wrap to keep you warm this season? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Sesame wrap
Did your ears perk up immediately when we mentioned “stitch definition” because you’ve always been a fan of impressive stitching patterns? Well, if you’re a decently advanced knitter with plenty of practice in both basic cabling and lace, then we think you’ll appreciate both the leaf pattern and cozy size of this Sesame wrap from Rowan!
2. Alfama wrap
Do you actually live somewhere a lot warmer where you can definitely benefit from having a wrap in the winter but you’d be better with something that’s a little lighter in weight? Well, particularly if we really caught your attention with our mention of lace knitting, then we think this stunning Alfama wrap design from Filipa Carneiro might be a little more suitable!
3. Yew wrap
Do you adore the idea of creating something with a lot of stunning stitch definition and patterning but you’ve also always preferred making such things with slightly thinner yarn, for a warm but less chunky effect? Then we think you might have a slightly better time making something like this Yew wrap from Berroco, with its interlocking pattern and fringed edges.
4. Bespoke wedding shawl
Wedding shawls always make a stunning gift, but that’s particularly true when you know someone who might need a delicate extra layer against the cold of a winter wedding without interrupting the beauty of their bridal gown. There are plenty of winter wedding shawls out there, but this Bespoke winter wedding shawl pattern from Shetland Lace Shawls has always been one of our very favourites to make for the brides in our lives.
5. Cream tweed wrap with a large button
Are you looking for something that definitely has some style and stitch detail to it, but is a little more classic and minimalist in its overall look? Well, if you’re open to the idea of putting a button and button hole in then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Red Boot Yarnworks Cream tweed wrap with a large button that helps fasten it around the side.
6. Inara large knitted gradient wrap
For you, are colour schemes just as important in your knitted pieces as visual textures and stitch patterns are? In that case, especially if you want to keep things sizeable without feeling too heavy or overbearing, we’d absolutely suggest giving this stunning Inara knitted gradient wrap outlined in awesome detail thanks to Craftsmumship a try.
7. Espresso shawl
Are you a little more of a beginner than most of these shawls and wraps have called for in terms of skill level? Maybe you just adore simple knitting and stitch patterns and like wearing shawls with a wide triangular shape. Either way, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate all of the elements of this Espresso shawl as outlined with great clarity on Girlpower Designs.
8. Seagrass shawl
Are you actually so in love with stitch patterns and visual texture in knitting that your favourite kind of patterns are always the ones with all kinds of sections that change here and there, adding many different textures to one piece? In that case, we’d suggest looking for further than this absolutely stunning and playful Seagrass shawl featured in full on Woolenberry.
9. Armeria wrap
Do we actually still have you thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a lighter weight and lace patterned shawl but you want to make sure you see lots of options before you make your decision? Then here’s another one we’ve made before and really loved for your consideration! Take a better look at Little Nutmeg Productions to learn more about this Armeria wrap.
10. Large Ultraviolet knit wrap
Besides some fun pops of colour, is your main priority in knitting a winter shawl just to knit something deliciously cozy, simple and quick to do, and large enough to wrap around yourself several times, leaving out all the hassle and stress of things like lace and cables? In that case, we have a strong feeling something like this easy garter knit and size large Ultraviolet wrap from Gibson Girl Knits might be a little more up your alley!
11. Camille large wrap
Sometimes we’re mostly in the mood for knitting something with quite a plain stitching pattern to it but we still like a bit of flair at some point. That’s why we love patterns that have some kind of awesome trim or border so much! This cozy, large, and super colourful Camille wrap from Shades of Lynx is the perfect example of what we mean.
12. My Legacy large buttoned wrap
Are you actually still finding yourself scrolling through our list and thinking about how much you loved the wrap idea we showed you earlier that fastened on an angle with a button, but you’re just not sure that particular stitching pattern was quite the one for you? Then here’s a similar construction idea but with different details for your consideration! Get the full details for trying this one out for yourself on French Press Knits.
13. Linen Stitch colour blocked wrap
Even before we ever came across this awesomely cozy wrap pattern from Purl Soho, we were absolutely in love with both the concept of colour blocking in patterns and the simple visual interested of the linen stitch. We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how ecstatic we were when we came across this awesome and very well sized design that we think would look phenomenal in essentially any colour!
14. Acclivous wrap
Have we still got your interested quite piqued when it comes to lighter weight shawls and wraps that are better for places with milder winters but you’d still like to make yourself that kind of delicious length and expanse that really lets you truly bundle yourself into something, so you’ve been holding out for a more measurable piece? Then we have a sneaky feeling that this Acclivious wrap from Northbound Knitting might just be the one for you!
15. Paintbox wrap
Has your favourite idea on our list so far actually been the one that concentrated just as much on a stunning colour gradient as it did on pattern and size, but you’re just not sure that you’re ready to ombre two colours at once even though you’d really like to do some stunning colour swapping down your wrap’s length? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at this similar but more striped pattern from Little Skein called the Paintbox wrap!
Do you have another favourite large wrap pattern that you adored making and love wearing in the winter but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the pattern and photos of your finished work in the comments section!