I have quite a bit of yarn in my craft closet, many skeins that have been sitting there for years, waiting for their time in the sun. I found six skeins of a great rayon/cotton blend yarn by Twisted Sisters in three colors reminiscent of the sea — deep blue, aqua blue and seaweed green. I think I originally purchased these skeins to make a Chanel-style jacket, but that never materialized. Instead, I decided to make a simple wrap that could really showcase the yarn and the stitch pattern I chose — linen stitch.
Because linen stitch creates a dense fabric, and I wanted something with beautiful drape, I chose to use a much larger needle size — size 9 rather than the recommended 4 -7 sizes. This worked out really well, as the resulting wrap has a great drapey quality without the look of too-large stitches. What’s great about linen stitch is that it looks great on both sides — which is perfect for a wrap, shawl, scarf or other garment that shows off both sides.
I worked a large rectangle first and then added edgings on each end. I played with the stitch pattern, starting with a single color, then working two-color bands and three-color bands. I didn’t really have anything planned or sketched out — I really just wanted to use up all of my yarn!
It’s a simple project but has high impact when worn. I love how it turned out!