Kristin Omdahl designed this wrap for her book A Knitting Wrapsody and I loved it from the first minute I saw it.
Now what yarn to use?
Malabrigo Chunky. Yep. In Dark Earth. Pure Merino Wool. Soft as cotton balls.
A cruise through Ravelry comments had me concerned about the cast-off, but I figured I would tackle that when I came to it. Luckily, Kristin made a video of the cast-off and it explained everything. Turns out it was easy peasy – just hard to explain in the pattern. Nothing like a video to solve all of life’s problems.
So, I knit and knit and came up with this.
I have to say the dropped stitches were the best part. Terrifying to drop a stitch, but it produces such a cool pattern. I tend to use buttons that blend in to the knit rather than contrast with it, so I chose a coconut based brown button.
My sister, Danielle, was gracious enough to model this wrap for me. Dimples and all.
I hope to wear this wrap often in the office when it gets chilly and I just want to snuggle with something knit.