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04-01-2013, 09:14 PM
New photos added today, after the icord edging was finished!



Kinda looks like a clutch when all folded, doesn't it?

I've been tinkering and futzing with this Mitered Squares Wrap since early December. You need a break after doing so many squares...like my limit per session was about 6-9.

All of the squares are interlocking, that is to say...to knit Square 2 you pick up xx stitches along one side of Square 1. Etc.

I knit two long panels...each 18 squares. Blocked them individually.

Thought about seaming them together, and the seamline would like down my back...but I thought twice.

So I knit a middle panel of 9 squares. I am glad I did!

I seamed each of the longer panels to each side edge of the middle panel, and when worn, the middle panel fits perfectly across my back, and the seams are positioned up on my shoulders. The two longer panels cascade down the Front, or can be tossed up over the opposite shoulders.

I'm going to knit an applied i-cord edge tonight, using Eggshell (cream).

Here she is, without the edging...but I'm online today with my laptop...so I'm posting it today. I'm going to wear this to church with a black skirt, or tan, or white. It's Silky Wool, known for being warm but not stifling.


This is the Middle Panel. I picked up 75 stitches along each edge, and worked the 3-needle bind-off to join.
I think it looks okay. And it's not bulky on the wrong side.

Here is the Right Front Panel, and the Middle Panel.

A person could really do any combination of colors! Plus, you can easily make this entire thing into a blanket if you added more panels! You can make it larger with heavier yarn (I used dk) and bigger needles! The model (http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1217/1298493225_72d80170b6_o.jpg) is knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze! Crazy wild colors!

Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/modern-quilt-wrap) are my Rav notes, which include the free pattern link.

Here is my collection of Silky Wool colors used, and basically under 1 skein each. Two of the colors I used 1.11/1.25 skeins. Others were much less. I only had 3/4 skein of the black, so I had to use it judiciously, interspersing it well enough, but not so as to run out! This shade of Silky Wool is discontinued. My 3/4 skein was leftover from a 2004 pullover.

04-01-2013, 11:51 PM
Wow! that's pretty darned cool! I really like your panel in the middle. Beautiful colors too. It's good to see how your 3-needle bind off in lieu of seaming looks. The whole wrap is awesome!

04-02-2013, 01:00 AM
That's a real heirloom!! Absolutely gorgeous - divine indeed.

04-02-2013, 08:37 AM
That really turned out pretty! I bet with a thicker yarn, you could even make this into a rug. Or why stop there? Just go ahead and knit yourself wall-to-wall carpet in this design. :teehee:

Meanwhile, this is a stunner, and I like that you just pulled from your stash.

04-02-2013, 08:24 PM
This wrap is really endlessly fascinating. I love the placement of the squares that are made up of smaller squares and the way they contribute to the color pattern.

04-02-2013, 08:26 PM
This wrap is really endlessly fascinating. I love the placement of the squares that are made up of smaller squares and the way they contribute to the color pattern.

It was tedious work...but it's the creation of the squares and color placement that drove me on. Very satisfying work!


04-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Beautiful as always ArtLady! :muah:

The design formed by the mitred squares is simply phenomenal!

04-03-2013, 11:51 AM
One crazy wrap and it is as always beautiful

04-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Wow that's incredible! Almost makes my eyes go a bit funny if I stare at it for too long! Let's hope the person in the row behind you in church doesn't fall off their pew! :)

04-03-2013, 03:47 PM
This pattern stitch would make a great clutch, too, wouldn't it? Of course,
it would definitely need to be lined, and maybe lightly felted to give it strength.
This yarn is dk, wool/silk blend, and very light and floppy.


I-cord edging used 13 grams of yarn. Much less than I thought.
I used a 3-st icord. I was thinking about 4-st...and I'm really glad
that I didn't.



04-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Very lovely indeed! I like the soft, muted colors....and yet the combination looks striking.

04-06-2013, 11:40 PM

04-06-2013, 11:50 PM
If it's sunny tomorrow, I'm wearing this wrap to church. If not, I'll take it for my knees. Air-conditioning is sometimes a killer....breaking my ability to pay close attention. I always lug a wrap or shawl, a chill chaser.

04-20-2013, 04:30 AM
Wow! So beautiful!

04-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Whew! I love how this is coming out. The block pattern is electrifying!

06-06-2013, 12:22 AM
Oh, how I've missed you and your beautiful works of art!

This is yet another gorgeous project!!!! Such beautiful colors executed with precision!

Wonderful and so inspiring!