Skyline Wrap by Helen Stewart

Skyline Wrap

Knitting
October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
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The Skyline wrap is the first of 6 mystery patterns in the Knitvent 2021 collection, which will be revealed one by one over the next weeks: get the ebook here and join in the holiday gift knitting fun!

Bright lights, soaring skyscrapers, and a healthy helping of ambition. Our holiday movie heroine moved to the big city to follow her dreams. By the time we meet her, though, something’s not quite working out. Maybe she has a terrible boss. Maybe her improbably luxurious city apartment seems suddenly cold and empty. Maybe she yearns for the friendlier faces and slower pace she knew back home. Or maybe she’s just gotten an unexpected phone call that will change everything…

The Skyline Wrap is an exciting and generous knit, perfect for any main character in your life (and yes, that includes you!) Designed to use up scrap yarn or 24 mini skeins, this oversized wrap calls to mind the art deco architecture of famous big city skylines. Sections of stripes, chevrons, and slipped stitches keep the project moving, with lots of garter stitch for a cosy, squishy wrap you’ll never want to take off.

KNITVENT 2021

Knitvent 2021 is a secret collection of six perfect-for-gifting accessory patterns designed to surprise and delight you and every knitworthy person on your list. This year, indulge yourself with the comfort and warmth of handknit presents inspired by our favourite holiday-themed romantic comedies.

It’s one of the cosiest and silliest parts of the season. The ingredients are simple: a couch, a cosy blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, a bowl of buttered popcorn, and a sweet, cheesy holiday movie.

Bring on the plucky heroine from the big city who will save the small town family business while she saves Christmas (and learns about love). Bring on the cupcake shops and the quaint cottages and the chance encounters with improbable royalty. Bring on the sleigh rides and decorating montages and last-chance talent shows. Bring on the ridiculous misunderstandings and the last minute dashes to the airport.

Whether it’s a classic you’ve seen a thousand times or a brand new Netflix special, you know exactly how it will go….and how it will end.

Happily ever after, of course.

That gentle predictability is the great charm of these movies, and of the holiday season itself. The comforting rhythms and familiar themes which repeat themselves over and over. It’s what traditions are all about.

Knitvent is a long-running holiday tradition for the Curious Handmade community. It’s a little bit like an Advent calendar and a little bit like a mystery knitalong. It’s all about anticipation, surprise, and homemade gifts you can make for yourself and your loved ones…even if you’ve left it until almost the last minute.

Over the course of five festive weeks, you will receive a series of secret mystery knitting patterns, each designed to be a quick and satisfying knit. There’s a strong community aspect with a busy knitalong and lovely prizes, bustling chat threads on Ravelry and tons of inspiration on Instagram with the hashtag #knitvent2021

So join us for a lighthearted exploration of holiday movies and handknit presents! We’d love to have you along.

Purchase the the Knitvent 2021 ebook for all the fun to follow:

The collection includes six delightful knitting patterns: one pattern each week for five weeks, except for one week when two will be released.

The patterns will be delivered automatically to your Ravelry inbox, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!

Go ahead and create your first project page ready for when the pattern comes out: there will be a special giveaway prize announced soon!

Level of pattern difficulty - adventurous beginner to intermediate.

Release dates for Knitvent 2021:

Thursday, November 4th: Window #1
Thursday, November 11th: Window #2
Thursday, November 18th Windows #3 & 4
Thursday, November 25th: Window #5
Thursday, December 2nd: Window #6

#knitvent2021