All Wrapped Up

It’s done.

The Earth Stripe Wrap is mine!

Here she is…

And the back view – please excuse the big bum! 😯

It’s warm and snuggly and I can see I’m going to be wearing it a lot.
I ended up making it 175cm long so it could be flung over my shoulder with enough overlap to stay there. 2 whole pattern repeats plus another 90 rows.

That looks like this much…

You’ll notice that the edges are not laying very flat, although you don’t notice that when it’s on. My fault I think.

There are two rows of double crochet all around the edge. I started doing a dc in every row but quickly saw it was puckering so settled on doing 1 dc in 3 row, then skipping 1 row. With hindsight I think I should probably have done every other row. I was so worried about it pulling tight I went too far the other way! Too late to change it now.

Here’s the edging in close up.

Remember I was going to use the crochet edging to hide the ends? I did do that…this is how it looks on the wrong side…

It’s not bad but if I did one again I think I would weave them in. It was neater woven in in the end.

So how much of my stash did this munch up? Not as much as you would have thought. Because I had quite a bit of some of the colours left and I’d had to buy some balls – I ended up with a net “Stash Reduction” of 4.5 balls of KSH.

Poor Ben asked,

“Is that all your Kidsilk Haze used up now then?” 😳 I had to break it to him that I still have enough to knit him a car cosy….

Putting the tassels on was the final task – it really finished it off. I seen some people on the web, say they weren’t going to add the tassels because of concerns over them getting tatty and tangled. I can’t really see that happening unless you’re really careless with the wrap.

After knotting them on I gave them a final “haircut” to get them all to the same length then gave them a quick steam over the boiling kettle while combing them through with a very wide tooth comb.
This was to get the kinks out and make them lay perfectly. Ben did think I had finally cracked when he saw me!

Worth it though…

Completed Knit Report  
Name: Earth Stripe Wrap
Pattern: by Kaffe Fasset from Rowan 42
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze
Pattern Problems: Needed an extra ball of Majestic shade 589
Pattern Modifications: Made it 175cm long rather than 148cm
Washing and Wearing: Fabulous and warm to wear – admiring glances everywhere
Knit It Again???: No, but might do a similar cushion…
Difficulty: Easy
Rating: 5/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: Kidsilk Shame


Stripes and Tassels

7 Responses

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  1. kathryn
    kathryn February 6, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    That looks lovely!! Super colours and the tassels finish it off beautifully.

  2. Lara Freeman
    Lara Freeman February 6, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    Absolutely stunning!

  3. feltboots
    feltboots February 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    That’s just gorgeous and very elegant ! And agree, the tassels finish it off beautifully and I bet it feels wonderful being wrapped in kitten-soft loveliness. Tempts me to buy the mag just for this pattern :o)

  4. Moggle
    Moggle February 6, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    It’s absolutely gorgeous. I’m off to try to find out how many balls it takes – My mum would love this I think.

  5. Sharon
    Sharon February 7, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    That’s fantastic – I love the choice of colours and the tassels! The edging is really neat as well. Perfect!

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