Join the Solar Wrap Crochet-along
When bombarded with irresistible crochet projects, I find the best solution is to just start. Dive in. So I did. Join me?
I'll be making the Solar Wrap, designed by Daniela Nii. It's an adorable motif wrap with a fun construction, working a row of partial motifs then wrapping back around to finish them, just like a swirling sun storm. The wee motifs are addictive-I keep picking it up to work another without even thinking about it.
I wanted to try a new yarn for this wrap, and fell in love with CoBaSi by Hikoo, from Skacel. It's a cotton, bamboo, silk blend wrapped around an elastic core, which gives it great drape and movement. This pattern will work well with just about any yarn, any weight or fiber. You could work it in worsted weight with fewer strips for a fun scarf, or if you need a bite-sized version, work the Soleil Lariat, also in the Summer issue, which uses the same motif for a great accent necklace. Dare I say, it would make a lovely thread bedspread? I had to talk myself down from that one…
I'll try to wait to crank out any more tiny motifs until the start date. No promises, though.
Interweave Crochet Summer 2013 CAL: Solar Wrap by Daniela Nii
Finished Size: About 141/2" wide and 65" long.
Yarn: Austermann Algarve (100% Mako cotton mercerized and gassed; 155 yd [142 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; CYCA #1): #0036, 6 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Hook Size: E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: 1 motif = 21/2" square worked through Rnd 5 of long strip; blocked.
June 20-30: Pick out yarn.
July 1-31: Make long strips.
August 1-15: Make short strips.
August 15-31: Join strips, block, dance party.