It's a wrap
We are craving comfort at the moment and large scarves and wraps are really calling to me. Though I don't want anything too bulky and heavy, something light an airy that I can wrap round and round me sounds just about perfect. There is something about a classic long rectangular shape that I really like. No matter how light the fabric is, wrapped a couple of times around your neck they become extremely cosy. To keep the fabric light all my yarn suggestions for these projects feature either G-uld No.4 or Hélène Magnússon Yarns, they are woolly and bring warmth into a delicate fabric. If you are also craving some comfort read on for some inspiration.
Siri scarf (link to ravelry) by Sanne Fjalland Knit-Wear. This large scarf is knit with two strands of G-uld No.4 held together throughout. Combining three different colours in a gradient, separated by a fourth contrast colour stripe. An all over textural stitch gives this simple design a sophisticated look. You can knit this design in two 100g Skeins of G-uld No.4 and five 25g G-uld No.4 Minis. I would choose Undyed paired with Madder Kr20091g, Walnut Vn21032g and Walnut / Heather VnLy21021g.
Travel Mode Shawl by Susanne Sommer. We have long admired this design, so much so we have kits available to knit it. What I love about it is its striking simplicity and you get to knit with 10 different colours, combining them together in mirrored blocks. Worked seamlessly in garter stitch with simple eyelet details that are bold and graphic. The kits we have created use G-uld No.4 with Fyberspates Cumulus and I had great fun putting the colours together. My favourite is Kit #04.
Planet A (link to ravelry) by Susanne Sommer. Another design by Susanne Sommer as this one is fresh in my mind. Maya was talking about it the other day and how she was really tempted to knit it. This design has a story behind it and Susanne Sommer describes it like this:
'“Planet A” visualizes how much each month’s temperature differs from the long-time average, showing just how extreme our new normal is.
By turning complex data into a wearable accessory, it can more easily become a talking point and conversation starter and hopefully not only lead to more awareness but individual action and mitigation of the climate crisis.'
As you only need small quantities of a selection of colours Maya is thinking of knitting a version in Hélène Magnússon Gilitrutt Tvíband. This lace weight yarn will create a beautifully airy and squishy version and there are some great colour combos like these: Thyme Purple, Volcanic Red, Old Pink and Silent Pink.
Hila (link to ravelry) by Hélène Magnússon. This simple garter stitch wrap is the perfect project for some mediative knitting. Knit in garter stitch it is a great way to experience the yarn and really enjoy the tactile qualities of the fibre. It's knit in Hélène Magnússon Love Story Einband which is really fine and light but blooms wonderfully. For its lightness its surprisingly warm and creates a lovely knitted fabric. You can knit it in 6 balls of Hélène Magnússon Love Story Einband and the colours used in the sample above are: Natural White, Moss Green, Anis Green and Askja Blue.
Swimming Pool (link to ravelry) by Kieran Foley. This dramatic all over lace wrap shows great attention to detail over how different stitches create dynamic ripples and waves in a knitted piece of fabric. It really looks quite striking in the bright blue Hélène Magnússon Love Story Einband. Knit in three balls in the colour Glacier Turquoise.