I’m so happy I stumbled across Ley Lines! I saw this wrap being knitted by a client a while ago, and even in progress, I LOVED the modernity and simplicity of the look. There’s just something about ribbing going in different directions that makes me thankful that I’m a knitter (cables do this to me occasionally too). To make the most of the ribbing, use a semi-solid or solid coloured yarn, like Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light (a single ply merino), Manos del Uruguay Alegria (a hand-dyed semi-solid), or if you prefer the crisp look of a mechanically dyed yarn, try Cascade Heritage (also easier on the budget).
One size. Finished measurements: 90” (225 cm) from side to side and 34” (85 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
Photos: Ivory Eve
All the yarns below are ON SALE TO SEPT 6! The number of skeins you’ll need depends on the size desired, but you can definitely eke out a sizeable Ley Lines with two skeins (see IvoryEve’s, it’s beautiful).
You can’t go wrong with a simple, striped pullover like Confetti. The design is super flattering; fitted through the shoulders, arms and bust, but comfortable and slightly a-line through the body. Make it with a soft, light, machine washable merino yarn like Manos del Uruguay Alegria (a hand-dyed semi-solid), or if you prefer the crisp look of a mechanically dyed yarn, try Cascade Heritage (also easier on the budget). For a pretty single ply merino try Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light.
Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” or 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm.
This FREE pattern scarf combines a number of qualities that make me really, really happy:
The knit is fairly simple, but not too boring. Beginners can learn a new skill, more established knitters can easily do it while watching TV.
It offers an opportunity to play around with colour in a simple, uncomplicated way.
It’s not a bad way to use up a skein or two of skinny stash yarns.
It makes a great gift that will be well received (that time of year is right around the corner).
It’s easy to swap out and substitute yarns.
Any fingering weight yarn will work, but I think Gorgas Run would be especially EXQUISITE made with Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino (it’s a single ply merino yarn that knits well with two strands together, and the skeins are very affordable). The pattern is made with Semi-solid coloured yarn, but you can mix it up and use variegated colours if you want some drama.
Worked from the toe up, these pretty socks would make an excellent spring project for the intermediate knitter. They’d look great with the subtle variations of the semi-solid, hand-dyed colour of Malabrigo Alegria. If you aren’t feeling that fancy, go for Cascade Heritage. You won’t go wrong with either, both yarns are made with super-soft merino wool that is blended with nylon to help them wear well.
File these adorable socks under “I saw these and thought of YOU”. Seriously, you don’t have to be a cat person, they’re adorable. Whip them up with a super soft blend of machine washable merino wool and nylon ( so they wear well); semi-solid hand-dyed Manos Alegria, or affordably priced Cascade Heritage.
Cascade Heritage Wave is a soft, durable, and overall lovely new sock yarn. It’s a super soft blend of superwash merino wool and nylon, so they’ll make your hands and feet happy, but also wear well. The colour is a marled gradient (like Schoppel Crazy Zauberball) – a long colourway that changes gradually (gradient) with little flecks of colour (marled). 1 skein makes a pair of socks, gloves, mitts.
Flax Light is a great FREE pattern for a yarn that has a bit of interest. The photo above is the size 6-12 months made with Cascade Heritage Wave. The is available in size newborn to adult 4XL, but we are only showing you kids sizes as a project suggestion for this yarn (it’s easy enough to get through a baby sweater with on fingering weight yarn, but an adult size project takes a bit more time).