Cosmos Textured Knit Wrap

Today’s free knitting pattern is for a beautiful, oversized, airy wrap that is easy yet stunning. It features a variety of stitches to take you on a journey through textures as you knit! If you’re looking for a relaxing shawl, with just enough variety to hold your interest, this could be for you. The size is also completely customizable. Read on!

See the free pattern below, or you may purchase the ad-free, printable pattern from Etsy HERE or the kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE.

Stitches, stitches, texture, texture 🙂

Last year when I shared the crocheted Summertide Wrap Pattern, I had several requests to make a knit version. The Summertide Wrap featured a variety of textures with a soft yarn and an airy fabric.

While I didn’t use the same yarn with this knit version (Low Tide has been discontinued), it is super similar in the amount of texture and open stitch work. Both shawls are perfect for the spring and summer months and can be enjoyed year round, actually!

I chose to use Lion Brand Jeans yarn in the color Top Stitch for the Cosmos Textured Wrap. The Jeans yarn is a fave of mine (used it for My Comfiest Knit Cardigan, Vintage Jeans Crochet Top, and the Santa Monica Bias Wrap) as it’s really soft, easy to work with, and it has amazing drape. It’s perfect for this shawl that will be worn on the skin in the warmer months.

The name “Cosmos” came from being inspired by all the texture – the little seed stitches remind me of stars at night, and the variety of patterns is like the variety in our world and sky, all working together to make one grand universe (or one amazing wrap). Fun right?

As you can see, this Jeans yarn has amazing drape, stitch definition and texture. It’s also so soft!

How do we knit this shawl? Since it’s worked in a basic rectangle shape, there’s no difficult increasing or decreasing. The only thing you need to think about is which stitch pattern you’re working.

All of the stitches used are simple and include the garter stitch, stockinette, seed stitches, and drop stitches. If you’re not familiar with some of these, you can easily find tutorials for each of them by doing a simple search on YouTube.

It’s nice and wide, which I love, but you can make it any width or length that you’d like.

Another cool thing about this shawl is that you can literally make it any size you’d like. As written, it has a generous width like the ever popular blanket scarf. However, you can simply cast on fewer stitches to make it thinner. You can even make it as skinny as a standard scarf if you’d like! All you need to remember is to cast on with an even stitch count.

Ready to knit? Here we go…

Scroll down to see the free pattern, or you can purchase the ad-free, printable version in my Etsy shop HERE.

Soft, light, and full of interest, this textured wrap is a beautiful accessory for your spring and summer wardrobe. It’s generous size makes it a show stopper, and while it looks like a complicated knit, the entire wrap uses simple stitches. Take a journey through textures that will keep you interested while making a super comfortable, beautiful wrap. Whether you like large or smaller shawls, you’ll appreciate that it’s easy to customize to any size.

Skill Level:
Easy +

US Size 11, 8.0 mm 29” circular knitting needles (the wrap is knit flat, but circs will comfortably hold all stitches)
4 Lion Brand Yarn Jeans worsted weight yarn in Top Stitch 100 g/skein (Grab the kit HERE)
Pattern uses approximately 340 g
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

One size (easily customizable – see Notes)
Approximately 25” X 68”

Abbreviations & Skills:
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
sts – stitches
st – stitch

Approximate: 13 sts & 16 rows in 4” x 4” of stockinette stitch (gauge not important for this pattern)

This wrap is knit as a basic rectangle. It uses circular needles in order to hold all of the stitches comfortably. Knit flat as you would on regular, straight needles. You’ll work a variety of stitches as you move through the pattern including seed stitch, drop stitches, garter stitch and stockinette. You can easily make the wrap wider or narrower by casting on more or fewer stitches while keeping an even number. To make it longer, simply knit for more rows while following the stitch pattern. Easy peasy!

Cosmos Textured Wrap Knitting Pattern Instructions

Cast on 80 stitches

Seed Stitch
Row 1 K1, p1; repeat across the row. (Right Side)
Row 2 P1, k1; repeat across the row.
Rows 3 – 12 Repeat rows 1 & 2, in that order.

Drop Stitch
Rows 13 – 15 Knit each st across the row.
Row 16 K1, *yo, k1; repeat from * across row.
Row 17 K1, *drop yo off needle, knit next st; repeat from * across row.
Rows 18 – 22 Repeat rows 13-17 , 1 more time. (ending on WS row)

Garter Stitch
Rows 23 – 32 Knit each st across the row. (ends on WS row)

Row 33 Knit each st across the row.
Row 34 Purl each st across the row.
Rows 35 – 38 Repeat rows 33 & 34, in that order. (ends on WS row)

Next, repeat rows 1 – 38, 5 more times (a total of 6 times), or until wrap reaches your desired length.

Finish with one more section of Seed Stitch.

Cast off and weave in ends!

That’s it!

Enjoy your new, beautiful Cosmos Textured Wrap!

Feel free to let me know if you make one over on my Facebook Page in the comments, or on Instagram @mamainastitch #mamainastitch.

I really hope you enjoy this unique wrap. Happy “almost”spring!



If you liked this, you might also like:

Lake Isle Wrap Knitting Pattern

Merlot Alpaca Wrap Knitting Pattern

Honeycombs Summer Scarf Knitting Pattern

This post was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Another gorgeous pattern! My to-do list just grew by one! Thanks for the lovely pattern and for your generosity, Jessica. Heading over to buy the kit!

    1. Haha! The never ending lists we keep. So happy you like the pattern and kit, Judy! Thanks so much!

  2. Loving your patterns and anxiously waiting for my yarn order to make your Black Tank Top, but here’s my question – do you have any patterns for tops worked in the round? I hate seaming especially larger garments like pullovers.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi! Any of my top patterns can be worked in the round, but as written, they are all currently worked flat! I’m hoping to make a few worked in the round later this year. Thanks for asking about it and for the sweet compliment.

  3. This wrap looks interesting with its mixture of easy patterns. It looks much more complicated to knit than it is. I love it!
    My husband and I are waiting for our turn to get the vaccine here in Stockholm, Sweden. We’re mostly spending time at home and going out for walks in the vicinity. We are happy to live close to a beautiful lake and several beautiful old mansions.
    So glad to hear that you were able to visit your family in Santa Fe. Your daughter must be very happy. I miss my relatives very much.

    1. I need some guidance on the Cosmos Textured wrap as to row 17. Where does the first asterisk belong? would it be at the drop yarn over off of needle? I see the asterisk at the end of the instructions, but fail to see where the repeat starts and I am a beginner knitter. I look forward to many more of your beautiful creations.

      1. Hi Linda! Great question and good catch! I just updated the blog post with the asterik before “drop the yarn over”. Thank you!!

  4. I am just learning the ins and outs of knitting. Row 17 confused me as there was no * in the text of the stitches. Would the * go at the drop YO off needle or the K1? I am referring to the free edition that I wrote down.

      1. Hi Jessica,
        I started the Cosmo wrap but finding it hard to knit with the big 11 us size needles.The stiches are hard to get of the big needle.
        The yarn says to use size 8 us needles.
        Thank you

  5. I am a bit confused. Could you clarify Row 17? I do not see the * in the front of the pattern stitches. I am a beginner knitter and I guess I need it spelled out more fully. Please know that this looks fabulous and I would very much like to knit this Wrap.

  6. Thank you for your patterns. I am currently knitting you cosmo wrap and love it! I can’t wait to finish.

  7. Hi Jessica,
    I started the Cosmo wrap,but having trouble getting the yarn over the size 11 us needles.
    It says to use size 7us and your pattern says size 11.
    Thank you

  8. I am having a hard time finding the Jeans yarn. I have everything except yarn. Where could I buy it retail or what would be a good substitute? Thanks

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