Thursday, January 28, 2021

It’s time for a Pretend Trip

Ambah O'Brien has a new pattern. What a beauty. Meet the Dianella Wrap (pattern purchased on Ravelry)

Knit yourself a cosy hug. Soothing garter stitch stripes are worked with a simple bias shaping for a relaxing knit, resulting in a wearable wrap — perfect for draping over your shoulders or wrapping around your neck when you’re in need of some warmth. There are many ways to play with colour with this wrap; use a colour-changing yarn contrasting with a solid and watch as they shift through the project. The stripes alternate between a fingering or light sport weight yarn and a lace weight kidsilk for a floaty result. You could also knit this with all fingering weight yarn for a warmer wrap. Dianella is the name for the beautiful Australian Flax lily, one of my favourites.

The shawl is knit with 3 skeins of Dyed in the Wool along with a lace weight mohair/silk blend (any of the yarns on the first page here). I didn’t see the pattern when I was in the store today or I would have put together colour combinations. That will be tomorrow’s job.
Photos © Ambah O’Brien

I purchased the pattern and it looks easy. Here are the abbreviations. All you need to know is knit and purl.

It’s that time - we’re going on a PRETEND TRIP. This time we are heading to Phoenix for TNNA. Ambah’s new shawl will be perfect airplane knitting. We will be in Phoenix later this evening.

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