Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood FO

"Guernsey Wrap" by Jared Flood
Source" BT Look Book
Yarn: Stoddart Farm Undyed Worsted Romni/Mohair
Source: DKC Knitter's Frolic 2013
Needles: 6mm straights
Start: August 19 Finish: September 11, 2013
Modifications: None
This FO's pretty simple - no magic here - just a loooooong rectangle of knits and purls in blocks of pattern.
There is magic in the yarn though- so complete all on its own...blended fibers locally grown, sheared, washed and spun together not far from here...

yielding something so willing and able to both take and hold a severe blocking...
The sheen on the yarn, despite the halo the Mohair adds, just makes the pattern pop!
But the real magic here in the gauge and how, through blocking...comes drape and movement despite a surprising amount of overall weight - this piece is not like lace...its quite hefty...as you can see in the photo below, the piece doesn't collapse into a pool as lace can do... 
But check out how the thing moves.....
I am not making a huge effort to get this to happen
Also amazingly warm!
This one's going to see a lot of action!

(These shots from the back also illustrate how my hair needs some action too. I must get on that!)

Thanks for dropping by!


Sandra said...

GREAT action shots! And such a lovely wool, isn't it!

Brendaknits said...

That is a wonderful wrap. Much more my style than the delicate little lace things. Love the painting? Picture too.

LynS said...

Lovely. Garnsey patterns block so well and drape beautifully. This looks so snug for autumn evenings.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I was technically challenged and couldn't manage to find the comment button yesterday ...
I too am a big fan of the Stoddart Farms yarn. What a lovely finished project.
Lisa R-R

Mary Keenan said...

Ha - you used Stoddart - I loooove that stuff so much! There's truly nothing else like it, and nothing warmer either :^)