Midnight Grove Wrap by Emily Walton

Midnight Grove Wrap

May 2017
Lace ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 1200 yards (1006 - 1097 m)
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This pattern is available from expressionfiberarts.com for $5.50.

This pattern is designed for use with 2 skeins of our luxurious Yak Silk Lace in colorway: Freshwater Pearl. Choose any colorway you like, though. You’ll need US Size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

Notes from the designer about this lovely wrap:

•I knew in advance that I wanted to do a more traditional rectangular wrap that let the yarn and the pattern shine without any crazy shaping.

•I love the openness of Starlight lace, and pairing it with the leaf shadow border made me think of spring nights, of full moons and starry skies, and late night walks in gardens and under trees. The color also works well with both lace patterns, the tonal variations reminding me of thin clouds that cross the moon during the night. Nighttime has always been my favorite time of day; I suppose it’s the romantic in me.

•Like most of my pieces, I really fell in love with this one after it was blocked and the lace opened to its full potential. We swatch to get an idea of what a piece will look like blocked, so I knew where I was going with the pattern, but even a large swatch isn’t as exciting as seeing a fully finished piece that has been blocked and is ready to be shown off to the world.

•Even though this piece is essentially a long rectangle, it can still be worn multiple ways, folded or unfolded, or even as a scarf, making it versatile and multi-seasonal, so it also suits my need for functional fashion.

Note about altering the size: if you want a narrower wrap (or wider), you can’t alter the number of sts for the leaf border, but the pattern in the body of the wrap is a multiple of 6 sts plus 5. That should help in figuring out how many sts to CO.