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ArtLady1981 12-08-2012 01:25 AM

WIP: Mitered Squares Wrap, progress!
 
I recently viewed Series 100/Episode 105 of the KDTV show.
In Episode 105, a really nice stashbuster scarf/wrap was demonstrated.

So I have had some yarn for ages...which I bought for a striped pullover (Happy)...but lost interest in. Since the different colors were just 2 hanks each...I didn't really know what to do with them until watching show 105!

Here is my progress so far. It is 2 rows of blocks so far...but in the end, it's supposed to be 12 rows tall.

My piece is measuring 14" wide, and 9" tall, unblocked. I will definitely fully soak the finished piece, and block it out to a greater width...but not sure how wide. Depends on what the stitches want to do. I wouldn't mind if it blocked out to 20" wide.



Each step of this project is equally challenging:
1) planning what color will go where
2) carefully picking up the stitches for the next block so that you don't get a zig-zag "seam-line"
3) keeping track of where you're at!
4) weaving in all the ends before moving on to the next block

There is no "seaming" for this project, due to the fact that all stitches are 'picked up' off the previous block. Sometimes, you pick up 24 along the previous block, and then cast on 24 stitches so that you have 48 on your needle. (24 are for one side, 24 are for the 'around the corner' side)

Here is a link to my Ravelry project page.

Jan in CA 12-08-2012 01:33 AM

That is so cool and pretty! You're fast!

ArtLady1981 12-08-2012 01:35 AM

Tee Hee! Thanks, Jan...but I'm not really fast...I'm OBSESSED! Stitch for stitch...I'm rather slow...but I knit for hours at a time...it's ridiculous.

salmonmac 12-08-2012 08:38 AM

Oh, the color combinations are fascinating and the result is striking. This is such fun to see in progress. It's going to be a beautiful wrap.

nonny2t 12-09-2012 09:42 AM

It looks great! When you find something you enjoy, it is hard to put down, isn't it?

ArtLady1981 12-09-2012 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nonny2t (Post 1362652)
It looks great! When you find something you enjoy, it is hard to put down, isn't it?

You can say that again!

I've since come to realize....a mitered squares felted knitting bag could be created as well! So many ideas rattling around in my head! :eyes:

KnitBeg 12-10-2012 06:52 AM

So creative! I really like the colour combination - a good thing you found something this wonderful to do with that yarn!

Thanks for sharing. And for pointing out the challenges :cool: You really manage to get it across in a few words.

ArtLady1981 12-17-2012 05:29 PM

Progress! The 1st half of the wrap is done, and blocking now...almost dry. It's measuring just under 32" x 16". The 2nd half is 1/3 the way done. I'm intentionally knitting the 2 halves in separate pieces for easier blocking management. When both halves are complete and blocked, I'll pick up stitches at each end and work a 3-needle bind off, like the mitered squares blanket was seamed. It will be nice. My yarn is going a lonnnng ways. I haven't bitten into any of the 2nd hanks of the individual colors yet. So clearly, there will be left over yarn. I could make this wrap larger. Jury is out.

I'm pleasantly surprised how much my husband loves this piece of fabric I'm creating! He keeps oooing and aaaaing over it. :thumbsup:


Olha 12-17-2012 10:21 PM

So beautiful! I love geometric patterns, and the colour ontrast is striking.

JudyD 12-18-2012 07:12 AM

Truly a museum-quality work of art...just gorgeous!


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