Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Reader's Wrap - OTN

Reader's Wrap
pattern by Lisa Carnahan (AC-010)
started August 2012
finished October 2012
It was my goal to finish the Reader's Wrap before the snow began to fall, but I missed it by one week. The first snow didn't stay around too long; however, future storms will be more frequent and the temperatures colder. I plan to get plenty of use out of this Scrappy Reader's Wrap in the coming winter.

The colors in the photo are close to true. The shawl blocked 20" wide and 81" long. (The the pockets really are straight, they just don't look that way in the photo.)

I am pleased with the look of this scrappy wrap. Almost all of the colored yarn is Noro Sock yarn scraps (although I did break into a new skein near the end) with a merino/silk lace-weight as a constant yarn throughout.

(edited to add information asked in a comment) The pattern calls for knitting the pockets separately and stitching them on the wrap. I counted the stitches in the center section and calculated where the pocket would start, measured the recommended inches from the bottom edge, and picked up stitches for the bottom of the pocket. Then, I knit the pockets with the bottom already attached to the wrap. Once the pocket was knit, I used waste yarn and marked where the pocket would be stitched. It worked perfectly, and I would do it that way again.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that is long! It looks like it is going to be cozy for those cold WY evenings.

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  2. I love the way this turned out! I know you are going to enjoy using it this winter.

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  3. Truly stunning, Nancy! I might need one... with enough length to share the warmth with Gg.

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  4. This is gorgeous! And brilliant to use those cushy tiles for blocking! Genius!

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  5. Are the pockets to hold an e-reader?

    Very pretty colors.

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  6. Nancy - that's lovely! So - can we see a photo of you wearing it? And how do you like the Noro after it's blocked? I love the colors in Noro but I really don't love the yarn and I knit a shell from it once and wanted to just claw my back where it touched me. Not good. g

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  7. Very nice... yes a picture of you wearing it would be lovely! As we speack...the wind is blowing and it is snowing... its not on the ground....yet!!! Hopefully you don't get another Alberta clipper...although I don't think its snowing in the south ...yet:)

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  8. Nancy, this reader's wrap is really beautiful. The yarns blend so well; you have a great eye for putting them together. Since I had the privilege of seeing you model it, I'm in full agreement with the other readers that you should have a picture of you wearing it on the blog! I'll even take the picture. Wearing black underneath it, showed off the shawl so wonderfully. It's quite elegant.

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  9. Way to go! I love the variegated look on this! Mine is almost at the ending row stage. I'm still debating how long to make it. I have plenty of yarn, so can keep going if I decide it needs more length.

    Did picking up the stitches for the pockets work OK? I think I am going that route, too. It saves having to sew down that one side, which will be great.

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  10. I would cut yourself some slack, snow doesn't usually happen this early in the fall that I'm aware of. That project is amazing, you love knitting huge projects don't you?

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  11. YOu can send it right over here because we have not had snow yet......
    I hear NORO gets softer and softer with each wash....
    Its Lovely NANCY

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  12. So you wrap that around yourself like a shawl? What a great idea, so cosy and easy to read with.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  13. What a very clever way to make pockets.

    I could never do that!

    Linda

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  14. Your wrap looks sooooooooo long laying there on the floor. It is just beautiful when you have it on! Great job!

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  15. This is gorgeous!!! I love that you used scraps!

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  16. This is gorgeous!!! I love that you used scraps!

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