We want to share with you a recently finished object that we found on Ravelry that was knit up in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Our Ravelry friend Sarah’s Bradford Road wrap is a garter stitch wonder. This design calls for five colors of fingering weight yarn to be worked in sequence for a bold geometric effect. The shawl is constructed in two pieces – one large and one small — which are joined using kitchener stitch for a smooth finish.
Since the squishy resilient fabric is crafted with garter stitch, it is a joy to work as well as wear. This kind of project is perfect for those of us who are looking for something fun and cheerful to work on but don’t currently have the mental bandwidth for complex patterns.
Here is what Sarah included in her project notes, “When I traveled to New York to attend VogueKnit Live, I wanted to purchase some US yarns to make a special project as a memento of the trip.
I decided to use the Bradford Road wrap pattern by Through the Loops. I had knit this in 2019 and loved the 5-coloured fingering weight garter stitch pattern. And as Kirsten lives in NY, it seemed even more appropriate!
I chose the above five US yarns as I wanted solid colours in nylon-free yarns. It was great to wander around VK Live and chat to each of the yarn producers. I had already met mYak at Edinburgh Yarn Festival and it was lovely to catch up. The Madeleine Tosh yarn was a gift from the Gala Dinner that I was very fortunate to attend with my friend, Karen.
Now that it’s finished, i look at it and realize how special it is and how lucky I was to travel to the US before the world went into lock down.”
We’re delighted that our Simply Fine Skinnies in the Pick Your Own color was used for the mouthwatering purple seen in her project. It complements her other selections beautifully. Great work Sarah! And thank you for sharing it with us.
Sarah has created a memento of a happier time that can buoy all our spirits this week as we turn to our stitches and plan for future adventures when we can travel and meet again soon.