Metanoia Wrap by Christina Campbell

Metanoia Wrap

Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch; pre-blocked gauge
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
one size but easily modifiable (wider or longer based on your yarn)
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This pattern is a gift to all of you during these tumultuous times. Lisa Beth Houchins of Meanest Mommy Knits graciously donated her time to tech-edit the pattern. Becky Monahan of Monahan Tech Edits also donated her time to create charts and the pattern lay-out. I’d also like to thank Molly Vriezelaar, a local knitter who kindly offered to test knit and provide valuable feedback in the development stages. A big shout-out and thank you to these wonderful and generous women. I couldn’t have done this without your support.

I created this pattern because I wanted to do something to help others during these stressful times… to help knitters, other designers that rely on income from pattern sales, local yarn stores, online shops, and indie dyers.

With that said…

If you have the means to support another designer that relies on income from pattern sales, instead of having to purchase this pattern, please consider purchasing a pattern from them.

If you are able to purchase yarn during this time, please consider buying yarn for this project. I have a few favorite yarn shops that I love to support but I’m very focused right now on my friend Sharyn from Yarn Scout. She not only has to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on her business but also the challenges with receiving timely treatment for her own medical battle. Her online shop will reopen next week when she ends her current medically-necessitated break.

PATTERN DESCRIPTION
Metanoia (met-ta-noy-ah) is a Greek word that means a journey of changing one’s heart, mind, and way of life. While this word has also been used with a spiritual connotation, this broader definition seems extremely appropriate right now. During these tumultuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic, find your way through this meditative design moving from garter stitch to a classic, simple lace stitch followed by a bit of texture. To keep the look of the wrap tidy, I’ve added a simple slipped stitch edge. The overall effect creates a subtle ripple like the tides flowing in and out. Engage in this project as a way of reflecting on the changing times and find comfort in the soothing stitches. It has just enough detail to keep your mind engaged with some breaks to allow some mental relaxation.

YARN
Approximately 800 yds (730 m; 200 g) of fingering weight yarn; 1 skein each of two different colors. Any combination of colors can be used; sample made with 1 skein of a solid color and 1 skein of a variegated/speckled yarn.

Sample shown:
Color A: 1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% Merino Wool; 400 yds 366 m per 3.53 oz 100 g skein), color Ferrum
Color B: 1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% Merino Wool; 400 yds 366 m per 3.53 oz 100 g skein), color Potluck

A note about yarn selection. There are many ways to be creative with this pattern… you could use one color only, use 2 gradients, use one solid and some mini-skeins. It’s really a template. If you are seeking to achieve a similar effect as the sample, I’d recommend one speckled/variegated skein and the other as a solid or semi-solid. I have a gradient set of 9 mini-skeins that I’m going to use for my next version.

May there be peace in these changing times.

~Christina