Today I'd like to share one of the projects on my knitting needles-- the Woodland Gable Wrap.
This is a shop sample for my lovely local yarn shop.
The pattern is the Gable Wrap, and it's a combination of garter stitch and crossed elongated stitches created by wrapping stitches, then dropping the wraps off the needles on the following row.
This wrap is knit in the Findley Dappled yarn from Juniper Moon Farm, in the Woodland colorway. It's a 50% merino wool, 50% silk blend, and it is absolutely delightful to knit with. The silk gives it beautiful drape and sheen, but it still has that lovely woolly feel as I'm knitting it. Even though it's in a laceweight yarn, this wrap works up fairly quickly due to the dropped wrapped stitches-- that row adds a good three-quarters of an inch every time you knit it! Incidentally, this wrap takes two skeins of Findley Dappled at 798 yards per skein, for a total of 1596 yards, making it the largest amount of yardage I've ever knit into a single project. I'm just a few yards away from being finished with the first skein.
The Gable Wrap is an enjoyable knit, not too simple and not too complex. It's an easy pattern to memorize and perfect for knitting in the car, since you don't have to look at it constantly while you're working on it. Mine accompanied me to New York last week, so I worked on it on the bus into the city, in the café of a Barnes and Noble, in Grand Central Station, and on the train back out of the city.
It likes to think of itself as being very worldly and sophisticated.
As per usual, more details can be found on my Ravelry project page.
I hope you've had a fantastic week!