We just finished our store sample Nuvem this weekend and I couldn’t he happier with it! It’s got to be the loveliest, most wearable wrap I’ve ever come across (actually, I have one just like it that I bought in Paris a million years ago, a real wardrobe staple, but I think that just proves my point). If you’re the kind of person who shies away from paying for patterns I recommend this one, it’s a good investment, you’ll love your Nuvem and want to make it again and again.
The wrap is made in one piece, worked simultaneously on two long circular needles (don’t worry, it isn’t difficult, these things always sound harder than they are) from the centre out. Actually, once you get it set up it’s mostly mindless knitting – perfect for the cottage, patios, travel, or Game of Thrones. If you’re the kind of person who hates to purl you’ll be especially happy, it’s all knit stitch in the round.
We used 2 skeins of Malabrigo Mechita, yarn of gorgeous happiness. We didn’t make it super full sized, but two skeins got it just right, a nice size between scarf and wrap. If you want a proper wrap you’ll definitely need an extra skein, and for a big wrap get 4 skeins total (see filzwichtel’s nuvem made with 4, it’s amazing). We wet blocked ours in Eucalan and laid it flat to dry, stretched and pinned down at intervals.
These are the dimensions for OUR project after blocking and un-stretched. You can make your Nuvem larger if you choose, see the Nuvem pattern for full details (theirs was 68″x30″/170cm x 75cm) or browse the Helpful Projects on Ravelry.
- Length end to end: 60″/152cm
- Width at middle: 16.5″/42cm
- Malabrigo Mechita: 2 skeins (colour 36 Pearl, get an extra skein or two if you want to make it larger than ours)
- TWO 4mm/US6 -32″ (or longer) circular needles
- Stitch markers
- Pattern via Ravelry
Other Yarn Options
You can usethe same yarn we did, Malabrigo Mechita, or substitute any of the following yarns ….
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light: 2 skeins (3 to 4 for larger)
Malabrigo Silkpaca Lace: 3 skeins (4 for larger, use 3.5mm/US4 needles)
Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino: 3 skeins (4 for larger, use 3.5mm/US4 needles)
Freia Ombre Lace: 2 skeins (or 3 for really big, use 3.5mm/US4 needles)
Manos del Uruguay Alegria: 2 skeins (3 to 4 for larger)
Manos del Uruguay Alegria Watercolors: 2 skeins (3 to 4 for larger)
Cascade Heritage Wave: 2 skeins (3 to 4 for larger)