design was created because I had a full bag (10 skeins) of Noro Silk
Garden Lite in my stash. I wanted to use as much as possible in a
single project and I wanted to showcase the color shifts that Noro
yarns are famous for. I knew something complex would get lost in the
colors, so I went with a simple stitch pattern, worked on the bias
for interest and to add drape.
I was working on it, I was reminded of a tropical island: the cool
blues and greens of the ocean, the soft white sands, the faded beige
of driftwood, the golden splash of rum, and a black hearted pirate.
Maybe I've been watching too many Pirates of the Caribbean
movies or maybe I need a vacation, but those were the images that
danced through my head as the yarn colors shifted in my hands. It
also occurred to me that if you were a mermaid, you could easily knit
this because the pattern is extremely easy to memorize. You won't
need to worry about your paper pattern getting soggy, or water
getting into your iPad or computer (if you were one of the fortunate
few mermaids who had reliable Internet access) every time you have to
dive underwater because you won't need to refer to the pattern while
you're knitting it.
those of us with legs instead of a flippers, it's a great design to
knit on the go. It's easy to knit while you're visiting with
friends, watching your kids play soccer, waiting in the after school
pick-up-line, or watching The Walking Dead
with your zombie loving husband.
it turns out, this is more of a recipe than a pattern, but you can
use it to make a wrap, a scarf, a blanket, a placemat, or anything
else you can come up with that's generally square or rectangular in
shape. You can use any weight of yarn you like from lace weight to
super bulky, and you don't have to use a slow striping yarn like Noro
either. You could work it in a multicolored variegated yarn, a tonal
solid, or make your own stripes and do some stash busting at the same
time. Have fun, go crazy!
Size: My wrap measures
approximately 23 inches x 76 inches after washing and smoothing out
to dry. Finished size is highly adjustable.
20 stitches over 4 inches in
pattern stitch. Gauge is not crucial to fit in this design.
Shown in Noro Silk Garden Lite in color 2043, 10 skeins. Knit on US 5’s (3.75mm)
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