12 Knits to Gift: The Everyday Wrap
For the Sister who deserves a treat
The 4th pattern we're featuring in our Knits to Gift series is one that was really popular this past summer. The Everyday Wrap designed by the talented Julie Weisenberger for Coco Knits. Although it's a larger sized project, it's such a mindless knit you'd have no problem finishing this in time for gifting. It's a large stockinette rectangle with a strategically placed seam to make that triangular poncho shape. All you need to know to make this wrap is how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. If you want to add a bit of frill to the seam, you can pick up stitches and knit another few inches of stockinette. However, that is completely optional and we decided against it for our sample.
The pattern is aptly named, too. It's a simple design- but that doesn't take away from the sophistication. Sometimes less is more, and I think that is one of the keys to creating an accessory that can be worn often- if not every day. We've found that this wrap looks good on everyone that tries it on. It's flattering for all body types, and it can be worn a number of different ways.
For our Everyday Wrap, Laura used 2 skeins of the yarn Luna. We felt that Luna was a great choice for this wrap for a few reasons. First, it's a fluffy mohair- and that works beautifully for loose gauges. Second, it's totally affordable. Luna is only $15 a skein, and since you just need two skeins for this free pattern, you're only looking at a $30 investment here. Finally, we love Luna's bright and saturated colors that have that slight hint of sparkle. Even for those who are not the glitzy type- Luna is definitely wearable. We feel that the touch of sparkle adds a nice, subtle, detail to the wrap.