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Monday, November 17, 2008

Urban Wrap

It's been a few weeks coming, but finally here is the.............

Urban Wrap
by Melissa Wehrle

Urban Wrap

Urban Wrap

The Urban Wrap is a simple, cozy piece sure to spice up any wardrobe. The curved fronts and extra long ties add a modern flair to an otherwise standard wrap cardigan. A quick knit worked in worsted weight yarn and stockinette stitch, it makes a great showpiece for your favorite variegated and hand dyed yarns.


-Lanas Puras Melosa Worsted: 100% Merino wool; 100g/215yd skein; 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins Passion
-1 pair US 8 (5mm) straight needles
-1 US 8 (5mm) 36" or longer circular needle
-1 US I (5.5mm) crochet hook
-1 Stitch holder
-Tapestry needle

Finished bust: 30 (33, 37, 41.5, 45, 49, 53)"/76 (84, 94, 105.5, 114.5, 124.5,134.5)cm
Length: 22.5 (23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5)"/57 (58.5, 59.5, 61, 62, 65, 67.5)cm

18 sts/24 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette stitch

A kit for the Urban Wrap is available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber (pattern is included).

or purchase the pattern by clicking on the button below


Psst: If you decide to purchase the yarn for this sweater later instead of the kit, enter the code "Urban10" at checkout at One Planet, it's good for 10% off the yarn for this sweater.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The second edition of the Victorian Christmas stocking is finished! After the replacement yarn arrived 1 1/2 weeks ago, I worked tirelessly to try and finish it up before Thanksgiving - with a few weeks to spare! Tomorrow it gets dropped in a mailbox and I will await a very surprised Mom. (I don't think she really believed me last year when I said it would be finished before this Christmas. In fact, she didn't even know I had started making it.)

Now for the eye candy: [Ravelry entry here]

Victorian Stocking

Victorian Stocking detail top

Victorian Stocking detail leg

Victorian Stocking detail heel

Victorian Stocking detail toe

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why Ravelry is So Awesome.......

Well, at least one of many reasons why Ravelry is awesome.

Stocking #2

About 2 weeks ago, I decided that I should probably get started on my Mom's Christmas stocking that was actually a gift last year. I figured it would probably be a good thing if I gave to her around Thanksgiving so she could put it up this Christmas as promised. Yes, I had to keep that promise.

Now, I had made the same stocking for my Grandmother and completed it back in April. I had bought 2 balls of Ecru, one ball of blue for hers, and one ball of red for my Mom's. What was left of the ecru, I split into 2 yarn cakes since I'm knitting with 2 strands. It looked a little short, but I had confidence I'd make it without a problem.

So I set out knitting and the ecru didn't seem like it was going to cut it, but I still had faith. I knit and knit and knit yesterday for hours and hours. I got to the point of starting the heel and guess what? I have about 15 yards of yarn left in each cake. No worries, I'll just get some more from Elann.com.

So I go onto Elann today and guess what (you probably know where we're going here)? Ecru either isn't being sold anymore or is out of stock. Panic mode sets in. Luckily a little sense is still left in my head and I think "what about Ravelry?" I quickly click over and thank goodness! A knitter has 2 balls of Ecru for sale!!!! I don't get too happy as I've been fooled before and crossed my fingers as I sent off a message to the seller.

Tonight I heard back from the seller, and yes it was available and she'd mail it tomorrow! Happy day! Seriously, how did we ever make it before Ravelry?