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Cedar Wrap – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have the pattern for the squishiest and warmest wrap for you today. Wearing the Cedar Wrap is like getting a hug. It sits beautifully on your shoulders without any fuss. I love the way the shawl collar just gently folds over when you put it around you and the buttons just pass through the fabric knitted on large needles without any set buttonholes. It couldn’t be more carefree.

The back is my favorite part though. The horizontal ripple stitch makes it look much harder than it is. The ripple stitch pattern is a two row repeat with the second row being knit only. After a couple of times through you will easily have it memorized and working on the big needles makes this project fly off your needles. It’s fun, fast and mindless knitting.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Finished measurements: 38 inches by 18 inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer (superwash65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 100 grams/60 yards), 5 skeins in Cedar #7209

Needles: US size 17 needles or size to obtain gauge (I used 24-inch circular needles to work back and forth)

Gauge: 1½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


5 one-inch buttons and sewing thread and needle (optional)

Buttons: I used 5 beautiful cut branch buttons I purchased from Wooden Treasures on Etsy. Click here to find out more about these gorgeous buttons straight from the great outdoors!

Yarn needle


Tape Measure




slslip a stitch as if to purl

pssopass the slipped stitch over the first stitch and off the needle

p2ssopass 2 slipped stitches over the first stitch and off the needle

yoyarn over the needle from front to back

tblknit through the back loop of the stitch

Note: The ripple stitch used in this pattern is an adapted stitch pattern found in the book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by, Jan Eaton. I highly recommend this book.

Click here to see more about this book!



Have fun!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Cedar Wrap!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Cedar Wrap!

27 Responses to “Cedar Wrap – Free Pattern!”

  1. December 4, 2010 at 8:40 am Erica says:

    I heart the chunkiness of it.

    • December 4, 2010 at 8:48 am sanderson says:

      Exactly. Me, too.

    • December 4, 2010 at 10:13 am sanderson says:

      You know, Lucy, you could make this in Sweater for a lighter version or in a fingering weight and make it longer for a fun scarf version.

      • December 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm Lucy says:

        I would love to make a scarf in S&C Fine. I already have 4 skeins of Fine, 2 in each of the blues. I was going to knit a wrap and a hat with them.

  2. December 4, 2010 at 9:57 am LittleMissEclectic says:

    Beautiful color- and I love love thoes buttons. Thank you for sharing.

    • December 4, 2010 at 10:03 am sanderson says:

      Thanks for your comments this morning:) Have fun!

  3. December 4, 2010 at 10:07 am Lucy says:

    I wish where I live is cold enough to be wearing this!

  4. December 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm Kokolat says:

    Merci beaucoup
    thank you for sharing
    realy beautifull

    • December 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm sanderson says:

      how do you say you’re welcome in French again? You’re welcome in plain old English.

  5. December 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm Jeanie Babbage says:

    I was looking for a quick wrap for myself. It takes a while for the house to warm when you first build the fire or turn on the furnace. This would be perfect! Or for when the house is cooling before bed. Or that quick trip down the drive to the mailbox, or,,,

  6. December 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm Suzanne says:

    Love the look of this and already added it to my favorites!

  7. December 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm Jenni at Baa-me Kniits says:

    Really lovely…will have to wait for winter to make one over here, thanks for sharing :-)

  8. February 3, 2011 at 11:35 am Carolyn says:

    Can you tell me how to convert the pattern to use worsted weight yarn. Chunky is too big for me to wear. Thanks!

    • February 3, 2011 at 11:44 am sanderson says:

      You will have to take the measurements and then your gauge for the worsted weight and multiply the two together to find out how many stitches you will need to cast on.

      • March 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm s h a r o n says:

        What exactly does it mean to “take the measurements”?

        I love the look of the bulky, but would rather knit it in something less chunky, maybe on size 10-1/2 or 11 needles.

        • March 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm sanderson says:

          Oh, I meant take the given measurements and multiply the number of inches by the stitches per inch for your gauge in the lighter weight yarn. That will give the same measurements as the sample.

          If you want to use a different yarn and not worry about the gauge you could just knit the same pattern on smaller needles with a chunky yarn and end up with a smaller sized wrap.

  9. February 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm susan says:


    I’ve tried this pattern 6 or 7 times and can’t get it to work.

    When you say “knit thru the back loop” is that for all of the stitches or just the yarn overs? My stitches do not go on the diagonal.

    I try to follow the patterns exactly…but I must be doing something very wrong. No defined “sections” that are so beautifully displayed on your shawl. Thanks much.

    • February 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm sanderson says:

      I’m sorry you are having trouble. Yes, just knit through the back loop on the yarn overs. I hope it works out.

    • November 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm ledise m says:

      did you have trouble with the ends that didn’t look as pointy on the cast on ends as the cast off?

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  11. October 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm Rebecca says:

    Gorgeous, thank you!

    And what a nice surprise it is, too. When I saw ths thumbnail on the right side of the page and clicked on it, I thought it was a turkey hanging up, like as if you had a pattern for a cooked turkey so I could just knit one instead of cooking one for the holidays. How interesting that I would click on something that I thought was a cooked poultry pattern. :)

  12. November 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm ledisemason says:

    I am having trouble with the wrap, it knit up well, but when cast off it doesn’t have the same points on the cast on end as the cast off end. Am I doing some thing wrong, did i cast off too tightly or any suggestions

  13. November 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm Sharon says:

    A friend recently knit this pattern, and it looks amazing on her. So now of course, I have to have one. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern.

  14. November 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm Lynn says:

    Susan, I share your comment. What I lIked about this pattern was the alternating panels but this pattern only produces a single ripple pattern. I’m wondering if this is the wrong photo for this pattern. Someone please help! I love the shawl pictured and would live to make it for my mother for Christmas.

  15. January 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm Liz G says:

    I’m having the same problem as another poster, who said “…when cast off it doesn’t have the same points on the cast on end as the cast off end.”
    I think my cast-on method doesn’t match my cast-on (I’m a beginner). Could you tell us which types of on and off you used? One side of my project is a gentle scallop and the other end is much more pointy. Not good when they’re buttoned together!
    Thanks so much.

  16. January 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm Ellis Mcgrann says:

    Happy new year!