The Mausi Wrap
Sprout (a chunky weight) and Seedling (an aran weight) have been popular among our knitters for a few reasons. The breathable organic cotton feels great, and that boucle spin creates an amazing texture that works up beautifully. These yarns are often the first choice for knitting blankets and sweaters for babies, because it isn't too hot and it's durable enough for plenty of washing. Nonetheless, chunky and aran weights are heavy. Many people want the look, drape, softness of that cotton- but in a lighter weight. Those people are in luck! Introducing: Mika.
Mika is another textured organic cotton, but in a sport weight. The finer gauge means Mika's stitch definition is far crisper than you'd expect from that unique ply. You can see what I mean in Mausi, a wrap/scarf pattern that uses 3 skeins of Mika (however, a note in the pattern suggests that you may want to consider purchasing an extra hank for safety).
Mausi is available to download for $6.00. It uses 3 skeins of Mika, which are only $9.50 each.
Mausi is a long and shallow crescent shaped wrap, with leaf motifs repeated from end to end. The finished measurements end up approximately 80” along upper edge, 100” along the lower edge, and 8” high in center. The size of this garment is surprisingly large for using just 3 skeins of Mika! The extra length makes Mausi fun to wear, since you can toss it on in so many different ways.
The leaf motifs are always a hit. They're so beautiful, and I love how Mausi just screams springtime. Cotton is an excellent fiber for warm weather knitwear, but it'll still keep you cozy during the cooler seasons, too.
Since Mika just arrived, there are color options o'plenty! The sample Mausi in the photos used the colorway Citrine, but my personal favorite choices would be Honey, Deep Shadow, and Antique Glass.... how about you?