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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Briar Rose Wrap

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The name Briar Rose was the name given to Princess Aurora when she was raised as a peasant. Most of us know her better as Sleeping Beauty. This wrap, knit in a DK weight yarn, is a practical alternative to an elegant lace wrap and might be just the layer you need if you find yourself spending time in a drafty cottage while you are displaced from your castle. The tangle of cables calls to mind wild roses growing along pathways and roadsides and plays into the more literal image of the name. Whether you're in hiding from an evil witch with a bad attitude or you're just looking for something to keep you warm while you wait for True Love's kiss, this luxurious wrap will comfort you in style. After all, worked in cashmere and silk, it's fit for any princess.
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This design has an intermediate difficulty level due to the untraditional cables. The stitch patterns are in both written and charted format. Finished size as shown is 18 inches wide by 60 inches long. The length can be adjusted easily by adding additional repeats, while the easiest way to widen the wrap would be to use a heavier weight of yarn and larger needles. Changing either length or width will require more yardage than the 1200 yards (1097 meters) used in the sample. Shown in Colourmart 12/36 DK weight, 55% Cashmere/45% Silk, in "Innocence" colorway.

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14 Comments:

Blogger Kristine said...

This is completely exquisite! I know what I'll be knitting myself for a fall nursing shawl. WOW.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

Beautiful!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Janet A said...

Whenever I begin to think that I couldn't possibly need another shawl pattern, you come up with something so beautiful that I can't live without it. You have done it again. I'm going to put this into my favorites in Ravelry.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My queue just got a bit longer. :)

6:17 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Oh my, love it, ordering it NOW and must find some nice silky yarn. Beautiful!!!!
Sheri

8:16 PM  
Anonymous madonnaearth said...

That's pretty freaking awesome!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Gypsygirl said...

Melanie,

This is one gorgeous shawl! I love cables and these are really unique!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

That is just stunning!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

This is so beautiful, I might actually make something for myself - this!

11:55 PM  
OpenID dutchkiwi said...

My daughters name is Bria(r) Rose. I know I have to make her one of these as an heirloom piece.
It's now in my queue and I'm on the hunt for something nice to knit it out of :)

8:16 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Stunning is the first word that comes to mind. You are very talented.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Dar said...

Breathtaking! This may be the shawl I've been searching for ... Beautiful job, Melanie

11:12 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Just beautiful!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Breathtaking!!!

9:35 AM  

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