Thursday, May 7, 2009
My Cousin Holly,(her blog is hollymarieknits.blogspot.com), made this wrap for her mother and then one for herself. Recently, while my grandfather was in the hospital another one of my aunts saw the wrap and requested that Holly make one for her too. Holly did, but this time using only 2 skeins of yarn instead of the 4 called for in the pattern. The result was a nice shorter wrap that just fit around the shoulders and loose about the arms. ( The wrap is very long with 4 skeins). I liked it so much that I made one for my mother, and then because I am a little larger, I made myself one using 3 skeins and I attached some polymer clay buttons I had made at one of my knitting guild meetings. I really like it. I am going to attach some buttons to my mother's wrap as well.
This shawl was made using Lion Brand Homespun yarn. It is the only acrylic yarn I really like because it is soft and stays soft even after washing.
The pattern can be found at www.lionbrandyarn.com/patterns/justwrap.html