The Mercator projection is a mapping technique developed by a Flemish cartographer in 1569 that became the nautical mapping standard of its age.
The Mercator projection takes our roughly spherical world and converts it into something flat, rectangular, and easy to use. This pattern aims to do the same thing - by letting you convert a giant ball of yarn into a rectangular, easy-to-wear wrap!
About this Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Needed: Knit, purl, Judy’s Magic Cast on, increases (m1R and m1L, yo).
Finished Size: 16 inches / 40 cm wide. 56.5 inches / 144 cm long.
Yarn: 16 color Treasure Cake + Infinite Twist Helix, 150 yards / 50 g for border. Shown in Terra and Lady Midnight.
Needles: Three (3) U.S. size 5 / 3.75 mm circular, 32 inch / 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge.
Optional: Three (3) size 5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles.
Gauge: 19 stitches / 32 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Notions: 9 stitch markers, yarn needle.
**Please note that this kit includes a Treasure Cake made up of 16 individual lengths of yarn.**