Wednesday, May 04, 2011

WWIP #3: A Mother-Daughter Project

My youngest daughter and I have been working on a sample of the Lo Shu Wrap together for the past year or so. I started it and then Nat picked up the (yarn) ball for a while. She recently passed it back to me and I'm going to try and finish her up.


We put scrap yarn markers to remember where Natalie's section was. Look--you can tell no difference in gauge. Like mother, like daughter.
I had forgotten what a fun project this is. The pattern is one that I adapted from a panel pattern of lace and a moving column of knit stitches. I made it into an allover lace and cable pattern for this wrap. It's just enough pattern to keep you interested, but not such a challenge that you can't memorize it after a few repeats. The Lo Shu in the background is the first one I made in Pagewood Farm Tundra, which is a 70/30 blend of silk and camel--a very rare combo and one that makes it easy to wear for most of the year. I've even thrown it over a summer dress on a chilly evening. This is the Lilac colorway and is the one I'm wearing in the pattern pictures. This second version is in Cascade Indulgence's blend of 70/30 alpaca and angora--another rare blend that is making a very cozy, fuzzy wrap. This blue colorway (#508) is fun to work with, but Nat says the bunny fibers were getting to her a bit. Does that happen to you?

I"m keeping it bright around here this week in honor of spring by working on some more colorful cardigans. This is a size 8 crew neck cardi in Cascade Cotton Rich in color #1457. Just got started on the first sleeve. Think I can finish this by Friday? Stick around and see! I'm hoping to also have a good start on a bright purple one by then. I'll be back Friday to show you.

Pssst...if you haven't mailed off your Mother's Day card yet, you'd better get hopping!



4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Very nice stuff! And thanks for the Mom's Day reminder, I gotta send my MIL a card.

Shelly said...

Oh, it's beautiful and a pretty color, too.

Natalie Goza said...

The pattern has always been a little trickier for me, being newer to knitting. However, once I get in the swing of it, it is so much fun. Also, I feel so proud when I finish a repeat with no errors!!

fig said...

Thanks Vanessa and Shelly! And Nat, I know what you mean! Once you've been going in one direction for a while, it takes a little thought to remember to turn around and go the other way. But that's one thing that keeps it fun, right?