The Rosebud Pink Wrap
All the details if you care: the pattern is a free one written by Classic Elite for two strands of laceweight. Since two strands of laceweight are basically fingering weight, I used a single strand of fingering weight yarn instead. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Geisha (70% kid mohair/20% silk/10% nylon) in the Rosebud colorway. I used 1286 yards of yarn according to the weight of the finished wrap. I used a US 6 (4.0 mm) needle and I only increased to 175 stitches across instead of the 210 the pattern calls for. My finished wrap after gently blocking is 25 inches by 79 inches.
This was a very easy project (it's essentially a giant garter stitch dishcloth) and while I was a little concerned that I would get bored, this turned out to be a really great project to take places and work on while I waited on Caleb. It was also a good TV project. I think if someone were looking for a gift for a non knitter, this should definitely be something to consider - it's just garter stitch so it's more in the commercial "pashmina" style than an intricate lace stole, if you make it in superwash yarn (sock yarn would be great) they can take care of it really easily and all it would take is laying it out damp and smoothing out the rectangle to dry to block it. This wrap would be great in a more colorful handpainted yarn (my yarn has subtle variations of pink) and would be fun in a multicolor.