I was so fortunate to be asked to be the featured designer in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I’ve got 4 designs in the magazine, and this week I’ll be featuring all of them. The issue is available for download here, otherwise you’ll find it on the shelves by mid-April. Yesterday I shared my Lake Ontario Hat, and today it’s all about my Lake Huron Wrap!
Lake Huron Wrap is a big cozy wrap knit up in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted.
I love a big cotton wrap for summer. When I set out to design this I wanted a lacy part for a more airy look while still protecting your skin from the sun, and also a garter stitch part that would be denser for more warmth if you needed it.
I picked a simple stitch pattern that to me was water-like, and the garter stitch has a sand-like quality, so to me this wrap looks like water lapping on the beach.
You start this wrap from the center and work your way out with one color/texture, then go back to the provisional cast on and work the second color/texture out the other half. There is also shaping at both ends for mismatched angles.
The Lake Huron Wrap utilizes a provisional cast-on to create the backbone of this two-toned, substantial knitted stole.
Size 69” wide and 19½” tall at center
Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd100 m/50 g):
• #4936 marlin (A), 4 skeins
• #56 doe (B), 4 skeins
Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana
Gauge 13 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Crashing Waves patt on smaller needle; 13 sts and 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch on larger needle
• Size 8 (5 mm): 48” circular (cir) needle
• Size 10 (6 mm): 48” cir needle
• Tapestry needle
• Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
I can’t wait to see the WIPs and FOs start popping up for this one! I really think in the right colors and yarn this could be dressed up for wedding season, or dressed down for every day. It’s pretty versatile!Pin It