POW: Lace Motif Wrap from Cold Weather Crochet
Even though the weather has FINALLY warmed here in Colorado, our crochet team can’t seem to put down Marly Bird’s book, Cold Weather Crochet. While all the patterns in this book are perfect for keeping you warm in the winter, a lot of them are also just what you need for a summertime WIP! Winter accessories can be great for the summer because they are small, and won’t take over your lap or act as an accidental blanket while you work.
While many projects from this book are great for the summertime, the project of this remarkably warm week is the Lace Motif Wrap from Cold Weather Crochet. With its open stitch pattern, this project is great to wear for any season. Try it in a cotton or linen yarn for summer, and you won’t be able to put it down! Get going on your summer shawl-making marathon because shawls are the perfect summer accessory.
Lace yarn is not just for knitters. This wrap demonstrates how a beautiful hand-dyed yarn crocheted in lacey motifs can turn a simple wrap into a stunning fashion piece. The motifs are joined as you go, and the subtle ruffled edge adds a bit of weight to help open up the fabric as the wrap lays across the shoulders.
Finished Measurements: 28″ (71 cm) by 63″ (160 cm).
Yarn: Laceweight (#2 Fine)
Yarn Shown: Black Bunny Fibers Handpainted Merino Laceweight (100% merino, 880 yd [805 m]/3½ oz [100 g]: Blue Bird, 3 hanks.
Hook: Size H-8/5mm hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: First 2 rnds of Motif = 2½” (6.5 cm) in diameter unblocked; Motif = 6″ (15 cm) unblocked; Motif = 7″ (18 cm) blocked.
Now to choose the color! The Blue Bird color, pictured in Cold Weather Crochet, is absolutely lovely and wonderful for summer. I also love lacey projects in white! White lace always makes me think of vintage crochet and crochet’s rich history.
What color will you choose for the Lace Motif Wrap? Let me know in the comments!
Happy summer stitching!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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