Thursday, August 23, 2012

Reader's Wrap

Reader's Wrap
designed by Lisa Carnahan
pattern available on Ravelry, from the designer,
or possibly your local yarn shop
Knitting buddy, Cheryl (no blog) showed me the pattern for Lisa Carnahan's Reader's Wrap (AC-010), and I fell in love and knew it was a "must knit."

I wanted to use a lace-weight merino/silk blend from my stash, paired with scrap sock yarn. The two together is not quite worsted weight, so I went down a couple of needle sizes: I am using size 7 needles and 90 stitches.
The first 36 inches is knit with scrap sock yarn (superwash) with the lace-weight merino/silk blend. I am pleased with the result, but since I ran out of scraps, the remainder will use a full skein of Noro sock yarn paired with the lace-weight.

My wrap will be at least 72 inches, since I have a long "wing span."

This is a fun knit, and I like how it is progressing.

15 comments:

  1. I love how you were able to be so resourceful with using up scrap and stash yarns. With your adjustments, that project is going to turn out perfectly, I cannot wait to see it finished!

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  2. I've always admired that pattern, but have never knitted it. Maybe I need to. Love how yours is turning out.

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  3. Very pretty! I've admired that pattern a time or two as well...

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  4. The colors are working so well together!! I like it better than the one pictured with the pattern. Once you get your wingspan covered, it will be a wonderful wrap!!

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  5. That is a great way to use up mixed yarns. I love the wrap and can't wait to see yours when it's done.

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  6. Well you are so clever..Great way to use up lace weight. Love the design.....
    Your colors are joyful

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  7. Well... it is all YOUR fault (I love having someone else to blame things on; it can't be MY weak willpower!) that I am now holding this pattern in my hand! This is the first thing other than socks that I really WANTED to knit badly. And the plus is... no fitting problems! Now if I can just decide what kind of yarn to use I will be off and running. Oh, and I must get some larger needles. For SURE, sizes 0, 1, and 2s won't work for this!

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  8. Love this idea. Sigh, one more thing to add to the project list!

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  9. I guess I'll have to blame you too. ;o) I love this pattern and have the perfect yarn in my stash.
    I love that all your yarns are playing so well together. So pretty. Long wing span.......funny!!! I have that too but have never call it that.

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  10. I love this wrap and must knit it!! Just what I need, another project to cast on! LOL.

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  11. Fun! You could keep a book in one pocket and your knitting in the other..... Great job on using up some stash; I need to follow your example!

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  12. That wrap is truly turning out beautiful. I started one also. I even found some DK in my yarn stash. I am anxious to get mine finished as cool weather will soon be here.
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  13. Oh I love it! Now I want to knit one too..it would also be perfect as a prayer shawl..they have that program going on at the church. Yours will be lovely :)

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