Blackrocks Wrap

The Blackrocks Wrap was inspired by the pattern made by rivulets of water receding from the ancient rock formations found along the shores of Lake Superior. It features dense cables and is knit flat from one end to of the rectangle to the other. While the sample used a light fingering weight yarn, the pattern would adapt well to a sport, DK, or worsted weight.

Note: The button below links directly to the pattern page.

Pattern includes fully written instructions, charted instructions, and two low vision versions.

While instructions are included for three different widths (the smallest being more of a scarf, the two larger being big enough for a wrap) and two different lengths, the size is easily customizable. Instructions and tips for modifying the size are included.

Yarn and Sizes
Length: A) 75″/190cm; or B) 95″/241cm
Width: 1) 10″/25.5cm; 2) 15″/38cm; or 3) 20″/50cm

Width 1:
10” / 25.5cm
Width 2:
15” / 38cm
Width 3:
20” / 50cm
Length A:
75” / 190cm
975 yards
890 meters
1560 yards
1425 meters
2145 yards
1960 meters
Length B:
95” / 241cm
1225 yards
1120 meters
1960 yards
1792 meters
2700 yards
2468 meters

Note: The yarn totals above include a 10% buffer to allow for differences in knitting style and yarn composition and for your swatch.

The actual yarn used for the pattern sample (Width 2, Length B) was a total of 1820 yards (1664 meters) of Knitcraft and Knittery Fingering Weight Corriedale (100% Corriedale, non-superwash) in colorway Mother Knows Best.

Unfortunately, the dyer whose yarn I used is no longer selling yarn. For yarn substitutions, choose a light fingering weight yarn that is plied, springy, and has good stitch definition.

A solid, semi-solid, or tonal colorway is recommended to allow the cable details to stand out well.

US 4 (3.5mm) needles
Or, size needed to obtain gauge

1 Cable Repeat = 5″/12.5cm wide and 1″/2.5cm tall
28 stitches and 32 rounds = 4″ / 10″ in Seed Stitch
Gauge is not critical, but swatching is recommended if using a different weight yarn to be sure you’re happy with the fabric.

Tapestry needle to weave in ends
1 cable needle
Optional: stitch markers (not denoted in pattern)

Test knitters rated this as intermediate. It is recommended for knitters who are comfortable reading their own knitting and who have at least a little familiarity with cables.
Skills needed include knit, ktbl, purl, slwyif, pfb, ptbl, ssp, p2tog, m1, C4B, C4F, 2/2RPC, 2/2LPC


  • Blackrocks Wrap_v1 includes both charted and written instructions in standard sized font.
  • Blackrocks Wrap_white background_v1 has black text on white background, 22-24 point font, sans serif font, no italics, and fully written directions.
  • Blackrocks Wrap_black background_v1 has white text on black background, 22-24 point font, sans serif font, no italics, and fully written directions.

Note: The button below links directly to the pattern page.

If you make a Blackrocks Wrap, I’d love to see it! You can find me on Instagram as @theknittinglinguist and can see other knitter’s projects using hashtags #BlackrocksWrap and #LakeboundKnits

Published by lakeboundknits

Designing knitting patterns is a tangible way to express myself. Each pattern is a reflection of part of my soul and contains bits of my joy, sadness, fears, and hopes. My heart belongs on the shores of Lake Superior and most of my pattern designs are inspired by life "Up North."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: