This wrap is knit in bulky yarn on large needles, so it works up fast. The cable pattern only has a repeat of 8 rows so it’s easy to remember.
4 skeins Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (you can usually save $$ by buying it one skein at a time using the normal 40% off coupon that stores have. I wasn’t too worried about dye lots, though I did have my husband go through line too so we bought it all at the same time. ) Add an extra skein if you want a size large/x-large wrap
Size 13 needles
cable needle ( I use a bamboo double pointed needle in the same size)
k = knit
p = purl
c5f = cable 5 front (To make the cable, 5 stitches onto your cable needle, hold the needle in front of your work, knit 5 stitches, then knit the two stitches off the cable needle.)
Cast on 58
k, p, k10, p4, k, p2, k, p4, k10, p4, k, p2, k, p4, k10, p, k
p, k, p10, k4, p, k2, p, k4, p10, k4, p, k2, p, k4, p10, k, p
R3) - repeat row 1
R4) - Repeat row 2
R5) k, p, c5f, p4, k, p2, k, p4, c5f, p4, k, p2, k, p4, c5f, p, k
From here on repeat rows 1-4, for 7 rows (start on row 2) and the 8th row is a repeat of row 5 (Row 8 should be another repeat of row 1, but instead it's a cable row which is why you start the repeats on row 2 instead of 1) You have 7 rows between each cable row.
work until piece is 60 inches long (for medium, add a few for large and subtract a few for small) and bind off
Then sew the wrap bringing one corner (B) to the corner diagonal from it and sew the other corner as shown in the diagram.
Use a large crochet hook to finish the edge between B&C