For a while now I have had an idea to make a 3 buttoned wrap. This is effectively a large rectangle with a button hole in one end and 3 buttons so it can be worn in different ways.
My idea is to have 2 ‘A’ sides as Eno put it. The 2 sides won’t be identical but will both be able to be worn on the outside so I can fold bits over for a collar etc.
I got the materials for this on friday.
Size will be similar to my Vogue Quick Knits Bobble edged wrap that I made without the bobbles. It is 6″ x 2″. Unfortunately moths loved it as much as I did so it needs replacing. It did get a lot of wear over 6 years before it got eaten.
Next is the pattern. I’m thinking some simple cables and ribs. The cables will be reversible and possibly a different pattern on each strand of the cable. I want it to be drapy and fall in ripples rather than having the full on corrugations of rib so I will need to think carefully about the pattern I use. I’m planning to use 4.5mm needles which should soften the fall as this alpaca is normally knitted on 3.75 – 4.00mm.
I want to finish the Saxon cable shawl first then I will get out the needles and play with some cables and stitch patterns to come up with something I like.