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InstructionsA functional, versatile wrap that can be worn in different ways to achieve maximum warmth while keeping your style fresh, elegant and cool. Lightweight with lotís of drape. Contains a border texture(not moss stitch!) to keep it interesting, but easy enough to keep it zen.
Add buttons to create sleeves.
A great evening, or on the bus project.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Traditional, Romantic, Casual
US 13 - 9.0 mm 480 yards (439 m) of heavy worsted or light bulky weight yarn
What was your inspiration?
I love shawls, but I typically don't love their construction or the time that goes into making them. I also love straight lines.
I wanted to create a wrap that was large enough to provide a lot of coverage, without being so long that I was forever flipping it around me. I chose big needles and slightly heavy yarn that I knew would achieve almost instant satisfaction as well as an elegant drape.
Once the wrap was completed I added buttons at the wrists as another means to keep it on while I run around during the day.
What are you most proud of?
I love the versatility of this project. So many looks with just one item and all of them really truly keep me warm and cute at the same time.
I used Cascade Ecological wool, which also made this a 1 skein, very affordable project.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is such an easy project to make. There is a fun pattern that runs along the border that resembles snowflakes. If you can knit and you can purl, you can make this project.