So a few of us have purchased Series 100 of the Knitting Daily TV (show) which airs for free in some States...and the rest of us have to purchase the DVD series. It should be noted...Knitting Daily has also offered single episode downloads at a modest price.
I started watching Series 100 over again. It's amazing how much you can glean from these shows the 2nd and 3rd time!
I'm excited to say...I'm going to knit a stashbuster wrap. featured in Episode 105 in Series 100.
(Almost all projects that are demonstrated on the show are available for free from their website. You need to log in to download the free pattern)
The pattern is called the Modern Quilt Wrap
. There's a project page for it over at Ravelry. From that page you will see a link for the free pattern.
Anyway...in Episode 105, Eunny Jang was displaying several versions of the wrap, sent in by viewers I think. I saw one version as a scarf! That was so cute, too. Eunny also shared a felted bag using the pattern, knit by a viewer for her mother who lives in Arizona and doesn't need wraps or scarves! The bag was SPECTACULAR!
I'm mostly interesting in the wider version, the wrap...but you could easily make this into an afghan, lapghan or the scarf!
I've had some Silky Wool stash knocking about for ages, five of the colors originally purchased for a horizontally striped pullover which I've since lost interest in. Ever been there?
Here is my project page, if you'd like to drop in! I'm calling it what is really is: Mitered Squares Wrap.
I'm using a dk yarn. You can use just about any weight yarn you wish, but only one weight throughout the project, for obvious reasons.
Here are my eight colors, all assembled for a "family photo".
I only have 3/4 skein of the black, and 1.25 of the chalk white. So they'll be used in a contrastive way, here and there. I have 2 of most of the colors, and five of the darkest brown, which might also be used for an i-cord edge. I think this wrap needs a teensy edging. I-cord is the most polished IMHO. I dislike crocheted edges, except for reverse single crochet called 'crab stitch'...but it's difficult to get real even. It's a fight the entire way.
Most of the Ravelry projects (584 of them!) use wild colors. I think mine will
be the first to use natural, understated (boring?) colors. I haven't viewed all of the 23 pages yet...working on it....
There are several really nice bags, too!