DESIGNER'S DESCRIPTION: Welcome to my gardening adventure! I don’t have much of a green thumb, but when it comes to knitting I am never short of ideas! This was originally designed as a mystery wrap, but it is now available as a complete pattern. In this design, you will knit your way through the magical gardens of stitches, growing a rectangular wrap that is sure to become an heirloom piece for your wardrobe. Along the way, you will find unpredictable construction, colorful motifs, and simple techniques worked in unique ways. Symmetry mixes with asymmetry in this knitting wonderland and colors abound. I can’t wait to explore the gardens with you!
Lisa's Garden Variety Wrap is a beautiful rectangular wrap inspired by nature. It features unpredictable construction, colorful motifs and simple techniques worked in unique ways. The techniques in the wrap include: mosaic, lace, elongated stitches, frequent color changes, garter stitch, stockinette, eyelets and unique construction.
We have created 6 kits from Pascuali using Balayage, the yarn created in collaboration with Melanie Berg and launched earlier this year.
GAUGE: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after blocking (NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect nished dimensions and yardage)
NEEDLES: US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, or as required to meet gauge; 1 set of gauge needles AND 2 additional sets of either gauge needles, extra cables, and/or smaller circular needles for putting stitches on hold.
- necessary: stitch markers (number varies by clue), removable stitch marker, and a tapestry needle
- optional: 2 end stoppers, crochet hook, and a kitchen scale
- Yarn: Balayage by Pascuali⎜fingering-weight⎜80% alpaca and 20% ultrafine organic merino⎜190 yds (175 m)
- Main Color (MC): 4 balls 190 yd/50g
- Contrast Colors 1-7 (CC1-7): 7 balls 190 yd/50g
- Optional Pattern Add-on via Ravelry
Join Lisa’s Ravelry Group to share your project with other Garden Variety knitters: Paper Daisy Creations Ravelry group.