It's been ugly hot and humid around here. I'm so beyond grateful for AC, let me tell you. Listen, I adore my central air and my dishwasher pretty much equally on any given day, but if push came to shove, the dishwasher would get the heave-ho.
So bless the AC gods for the bountiful amount of cool, low humid air in my home.
Now, to the good stuff: a wrap for a friend.
*ALERT: some of the photos are crap.*
I've been searching for six months for a good pattern. This friend is a better dresser than I am. Seriously, I'm good with a button-down oxford or sleeveless shell and a pair of slacks, she's easily two steps above me. So it couldn't be just some run-of-the-mill stockinette stitch cardi. I settled on a wrap with the drop-stitch pattern and minimal, yet effective, garter stitch to give it some substance.
What's nice about this particular wrap and pattern is that it can collapse down into decent-sized scarf for when winter makes its inevitable return bringing snow up to our asses and temps in the deep freeze zone.
Tank approved of it being napping material, too.
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US 8 - 5.0 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino
4 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 200 grams
Knit & Knot in Bettendorf, Iowa
Cast on 90 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
K1, wrap stitch continue to end.
Knit next row, dropping wrapped yarn between sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Repeat pattern to desired size.