The Happy Wrap takes three different lace stitches, all based on a diamond motif, to create a flowing but nonrepetitive whole.
It is named for and inspired by my grandmother, Harriett. The smiles are for her joyous spirit; the diamonds for her brilliance; the hearts for her boundless love.
Also designed in partnership with Brooklyn Handspun, whose lovely hand-dyed yarn makes this a pleasure to knit AND wear.
Stitches used: Knit, Purl, Slip, K2tog, SSK, SK2P (slip, K2tog, pass slipped stitch over). Stitch instructions are charted and written out line-by-line, with a photo to show the stitch life-sized.
The edging is scalloped by dint of blocking, not special edge stitches.
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com