This was a very enjoyable project. Hanami, by Melani Gibbons ($6.00 on Ravelry and worth it). I only knit the “basket weave” portion of the project, rather than the entire “cherry blossoms” theme.
I used 5 balls in all of Knitpicks Pallet Yarn in color Camel Heather. It made a very generous wrap
As a bonus, the intended recipient was pleased.
Posting has been sparse, lately, due to day-job workload. However, knitting continues, and I currently favor endless rhythm and repetition to relax in the evenings.
This is Hanami, by Melani Gibbons, $6.00 on Ravelry. The full pattern is intended to be more ethereal and transitions from the basket weave you see below to an effect of cherry blossoms blowing in the wind. I chose to stick with the basket weave pattern, and the yarn is more suited for a warm wrap.
Yarn is KnitPicks Palette line, in color Camel Heather. This intended as a gift for someone that favors darker monotones, but it’s also something I would gladly keep for myself. The yarn is comfortable, and the wrap will be warm without being heavy.
I want to make this a generous size, so I’ll probably use all 8 balls (231 yds/50 g). I’ll share the final blocked size. The yarn balls you see are the last two, so I’ll probably complete this project before the end of tax season (which is how I measure goals in the spring).
Note about using a tablet for the pattern – this particular pattern is printed “small” on the document – I would be frustrated if I had printed it to paper. By using a tablet, I can zoom into the pattern, which makes it much easier to follow.