It’s Blocky and I Blocked It!

Oh WOW!!!

I’ve finished the Modern Quilt Wrap and I am beside myself with the results. It definitely one of my favorite things I’ve made in a long time. (Yep the knitting mojo is back!)

It has been finished quickly, mainly because it has that “I’ll just finish this stripe before making dinner, I’ll just finish this block before bed” kinda  hook that made me a total progress junkie.

I may have mentioned before that I’m not a massive blocking fan – I can reliably ruin knitted fabric, particularly when armed with an iron! It this case I took a huge leap forward in my knitterly experience….

I bought blocking wires…..

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These are the “Block-It kit” I got mine from HuluCrafts. I’ve never had blocking wires before because I’m not really a shawl knitter (except the lovely Birch which I marmalised with an iron because, back then, I didn’t know any better about blocking shawls!!) Oh, I just noticed the rulers in that picture – the kit comes with a ruler in inches only – the cm one is mine from years ago – wouldn’t want to mislead you.

I carefully threaded the wires through my shawl and pinned it out on the sofa bed in my knitroom/guestroom on some towels….I was impressed how easy that process was and how much better it looked even befor the steaming, even though this is the back of the wrap….

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I hovered the steam iron over it without squashing it until it was good and damp then left it alone for several hours. Mewsley was under strict instructions not to sleep on the wrap. Something she had taken to doing in the guise of “helping”..

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So how does it look???

Well, I made this wrap to cheer up a big, thick unflattering grey wool winter coat so I guess I had better model it with that…

From Modern Quilt Wrap
From Modern Quilt Wrap

And a shot with the whole thing? Of course!

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Even my office chair looks good wearing it 🙂

From Modern Quilt Wrap

As you can tell I love this wrap. If you possibly can, in Kidsilk Haze or any other lovely yarn, try making this wrap. It’s easy, addictive and massively rewarding 😀

Completed Knit Report
Name: Modern Quilt Wrap
Pattern: Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis from Knitting Daily
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in 9 colours
Pattern Problems: None – very well written pattern.  much easier than it looks – one colour at a time with a few decreases to make the corner.
Pattern Modifications: None – the given colours worked so well I couldn’t bring myself to change them
Washing and Wearing: Worn outside once – compliments already rolling in!
Knit It Again???: Very likely but in a different colour pallet
Difficulty: EASY! Much easier than it looks – one colour at a time with a few decreases to make the corner. Each block picked up from the previous one.
Rating: 6/5 (Yes – it’s that good)
Other Postings Relating To This One: And I had most of this in stash

14 Responses

  1. josiekitten
    josiekitten October 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm | | Reply

    Two words – completely gorgeous!!

    PS And don’t you feel virtuous for knitting it from stash?!

  2. Helen
    Helen October 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm | | Reply

    That looks amazing! One day I will make one – I just wish I had the KSH in my stash 🙂

  3. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple October 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm | | Reply

    It’s delicious. I am seriously considering knitting this after inheriting about 18 skeins of Kidsilk Haze. I have 8 colours but most are quite dark so I might buy two skeins in vivid colours to brighten up my existing pallet. Its so nice to see your version.

  4. Terry (terdotty on rav)
    Terry (terdotty on rav) October 17, 2011 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    Looks lovely, definitely brightens up the coat. Like your short hair cut too btw, really suits you!

  5. Janette
    Janette October 17, 2011 at 8:10 am | | Reply

    Love, love, love this wrap! Looks fabulous with the grey coat too.

    I am definitely going to knit this.

  6. SapphireBlue
    SapphireBlue October 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm | | Reply

    It’s stunning!

  7. Jenni @ Baa-me Kniits
    Jenni @ Baa-me Kniits October 19, 2011 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    Wow! That is beautiful, I love it and well done on the perfect blocking job 🙂

  8. Dee
    Dee October 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm | | Reply

    It looks lovely – very tempted but knitting school cardigans at the moment for my granddaughter. Perhaps I will just get the yarn in readiness…..

  9. Kate
    Kate October 24, 2011 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    WOWZER! That is just gorgeous – I can feel the need to check my stash. And I’m sure the blocking wires really helped; I must get some…

  10. Polo
    Polo October 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm | | Reply

    Aah that looks fantastic!

  11. Secret Sheep
    Secret Sheep November 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm | | Reply

    I really like that. The colours are so pretty together. I think I need one of these :o)

  12. Michiele
    Michiele January 21, 2012 at 2:50 am | | Reply

    Love your wrap. I have the book and all the yarn for this but have put it off for years wondering if I would enjoy making it or very wear. I am convinced however by your success! Lovely!

  13. Karen Berthine
    Karen Berthine June 20, 2012 at 1:42 am | | Reply

    It is amazing how a scarf or shawl can totally change the look of an ordinary coat! Beautiful!

  14. Linda in Waterloo
    Linda in Waterloo October 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

    It’s gorgeous! Just beautiful colours.

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