Knits Gifts 2018: Homestead Wrap
Have you ever seen a pattern and immediately thought, “I have to make this for ____”? I’ll admit that usually the person’s name on that blank line is my own, but the moment I saw the Homestead Wrap from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018, I knew I had to make it for my mom.
This gorgeous wrap is the perfect gift for my dear mama! Although she lives in the South, she is always ALWAYS cold, so this wrap’s generous size is perfect for her—she can wrap it around herself while she’s working, then snuggle up under it while she’s sitting in her favorite chair relaxing. It’s knit in a lovely deep red, which is one of her favorite colors, and the flecks of tweed in this oh-so-soft yarn are right up her alley. It’s like this wrap was designed for her!
The Homestead Wrap is worked with a fun-to-knit central panel of cables and texture, and the knit-in-the-round cabled border perfectly complements the wrap’s visually arresting interior. I love the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines in this wrap—they all come together beautifully to create an interesting, beautiful piece I know my mom will adore.
Keep your mom (or your dad, or yourself!) warm this winter with the Homestead Wrap! Cast on now to finish by gift-giving season.
DESIGNER Meghan Jones
FINISHED SIZE 31¾” wide and 68¾” long.
YARN Plymouth Yarn Homestead Tweed (90% wool, 10% donegal; 194 yd [176 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #524 burgundy tweed, 8 skeins.
NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 32″ and 60″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 17 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in cable patt.