Friday, March 5, 2010

The Wrap Group -- Mar/Apr #1

Hi Wrappers!

March has come in like a lamb, and aren't we grateful?! Our wrap for March and April is an easy, breezy stole that you'll wear now into spring and summer. It is called One Skein-- A Stole! by Katja Jordan and it is a free Ravelry download.

The designer specifies one skein of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn resulting in a 60" wrap. I used Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn instead, which has less yardage, so I bought 2 skeins. Using 1 1/2, I got a 72" wrap, plus enough for a long knotted fringe! I also think it would be wonderful in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere, or Ella Rae Lace Merino. Any fingering weight yarn will work up beautifully.

To get you started I have a few hints to help you out:

Hint #1: I knit nearly everything on bamboo circular needles but switched to straights because the triple wrap stitches were getting tangled up on the cable of the circulars.

Hint #2: I usually pull yarn from the center of the ball. When using Noro Sock, DON'T! It tangles like crazy. In fact, it tangles quite a bit, pulling from the outside of the ball. Next time, I think I'd have Nancy wind the yarn.

Hint #3: Keep your cast on and knitting loose. Likewise for the bind off.

If you are knitting along with us, we would love for you to comment and let us know what yarn you chose for your project. And keep in mind that if you have any questions about yarn choice or how to get started you can comment on this blog and I will do what I can to help!

Wrap On!!


OnigiriFB said...

I'm game! I just had to frog the 5th avenue I've been working on so maybe a switch in projects will be nice. :) I was planning a trip tomorrow to KT now I'll just pick up some Noro too! Looks like a lovely stole.