06 November 2014

Pattern: Ozark Wrap

So, I haven't been particularly busy, knitting-wise of late, but my Springtime busy-ness has finally borne fruit! First up:

Ozark Wrap, Interweave Knits, Winter 2015
The cozy, bulky Ozark Wrap is knit in sheepy Takhi Yarns Montana (a minimally processed, roving-style yarn available in natural sheep colors), shown here in the #001 Natural colorway. This one begins with a stretch of i-cord and ends with an i-cord bindoff. In between you work a textural knit-purl chevron pattern (reversible!) and some i-cord cleverness for a beautifully edged piece. The only finishing you'll have to do is weave in some ends. This one is a perfect winter project, as it can almost double as a blankie, while you're working on it. If we're in for another polar vortex this Winter, you'll be psyched to wrap yourself up in all this sheepy goodness.

Check out Ozark Wrap's pattern page on Ravelry.
Order your own copy of Interweave Knits, Winter 2015. Or better yet: visit your LYS to pick up your own copy. Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 29th - be sure to support your favorite!

Ozark Wrap, Interweave Knits, Winter 2015
Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo,
Kathleen

4 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I have started and undone this a bunch of times. Ugh. Any suggestions for the pattern? I feel like it's very unclear with the setup row and whatnot.

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    1. Hi, Meghan! I'm sorry you're feeling confused with the Ozark Wrap. Can you give me a day or two to gather my thoughts and see how better I can explain it for you? I'm deep in editing the next episode of my podcast at the moment and trying to get a pattern to the sample knitter, so it will take me a little time to switch gears to an oldie-but-goodie pattern. xoxo, Kathleen

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  2. Thanks. I saw your video on youtube and it really clarified things, but I am now confused about the number of stitches. The pattern calls for casting on 69 rows in the i-cord. Why do you only pick up 17 stitches? Was that just for demonstration purposes or am I missing something else? Thanks so much for the reply!

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    1. Hi, Meghan! Yes, I only picked up 17 stitches in the video because it is a demo piece. I wanted to show all the aspects of the i-cord bits in the pattern, and it would have been a long time for you to watch/wait while I picked up 69 stitches and then knit/purl them to get us to the side i-cord bit. Just follow the pattern using the techniques as they are shown in the little videos, and you should be all set. Happy knitting!
      xoxo, Kathleen

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