The Everyday Wrap
We all love that feeling of pride when we finish something. There's nothing like holding up an intricate lace shawl and being able to say "Yeah, I MADE this!!" .... Nonetheless, for myself, the best feeling comes from finishing a project that I (or the recipient) can wear every day, any day, for any occasion. You know, those everyday accessories that don't need to be complicated or ornate- they just need to look good and be easy to wear.
The Everyday Wrap is a free pattern that we knit up with 2 skeins of the shimmering mohair Luna. Since this yarn is $15 a skein, the project will only run $30.
This week's project inspiration is the Everyday Wrap designed by the talented Julie Weisenberger for Coco Knits. The pattern is aptly named, too. It's such 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.
Did I mention that this wrap is outrageously easy to make? It is. 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.
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 yarn budget. 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.