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My family is made up of moi, my loving/enabling husband, my silly son and two rascally rabbits. I have a passionate love for hand-painted yarns and got sick of trying to knit them up and having them ...
My family is made up of moi, my loving/enabling husband, my silly son and two rascally rabbits. I have a passionate love for hand-painted yarns and got sick of trying to knit them up and having them look … less than optimal. I try my best to design so that variegated yarns look good in my patterns, often designing specifically with them in mind.
My mother is crazy crafty and I started early. I learned to crochet from my Grandma at 8 and have been picking stuff up ever since.
Knit until you run out of yarn, that is the plan with this piece. Designed with Malabrigo Arroyo in the colorway Marte (Spanish for Mars) while following the Mars Rover mission; this curiously shaped wrap is somewhere between a shawl and a scarf. If you use a lot of yardage - you get a shawl, if you use less you get something easy to wrap as a scarf. It is also a truly unisex pattern, you can decide which way it goes based on your color choice.
Using a mixture of stockinette and garter this pattern was designed to show off the beautiful variegated colors of Malabrigo yarn. Testers have used Malabrigo Sock, Malabrigo Lace held double, Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Silky Merino to craft this shawl. All of them worked beautifully. When selecting a needle for different yarns I recommend starting at one needle size above the largest listed for the yarn. For the heavier weight yarns you will most likely go up several to get a good drape.
2 inches = 9 stitches & 12 rows in stockinette
335 yards of Sport weight