Monday, August 25, 2014

Just Go Ahead And Sing The Heat Miser Song

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.

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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.

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Tank approved of it being napping material, too.
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US 8 - 5.0 mm

Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino

How much?
4 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 200 grams

Ankara green

Purchased at
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.