This is a beautiful wrap pattern from John Brinegar, available free on Ravelry. Pashimina is a generous and drapey wrap that will work well with many styles.
The yarn is Artful Yarns Lustro in color 3903. The yarn is discontinued, and I purchased it years ago for a sweater, but never liked how it swatched up for that purpose, so it languished in my stash.
The colors for this yarn are a three-ply of forest green and brown wrapped in a gold netting-style ply. I wasn’t happy with how it worked up for a sweater, but I think I’m going to like the wrap.
This is Trellis Leaf Stole from the book Lace One-Skein Wonders book by Judith Durant (Editor) and one of the “One-Skein Wonders” books, of which I have several.
The yarn is a single-ply, cotton, hand-dyed yarn I found at the Richmond, Indiana yarn store, Ply Fiber Arts. Unfortunately, I’ve mislaid the tag, so I can’t tell you about the artist. This is, technically, a one-skein project, though the yarn is 800+ yards.
Ply Fiber Arts is located in downtown Richmond and is a terrific boutique-style yarn store. The website photo is representative of the bright, spacious shop, with plenty of lovely specialty and premium yarns. If you get over to Richmond, I recommend you stop for a visit.
Richmond, Indiana, is also the southern-most point of the Cardinal Greenway, which is a biking path from Richmond to Marion. My friend B and I have enjoyed biking on that trail more than once (though we have never gone the full 60 miles from Richmond).
While I’m enjoying this project (the size 2 needles are a nice switch from the size 10 needles for other projects), I’m not as fond of the yarn as I hoped. This is another example of yarn that looks better on the hank than it does knit up. It’s a lovely color but the stripes are too narrow and busy. I’m hoping that the finished project “blends” with whatever it’s worn with, and is not so distracting.
This is why I keep telling myself to skip the novelty yarns – they usually don’t work up as well as I imagine (or, I am not imaginative enough to work them up properly – either could be true).
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.