Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Myriad of Possibilities

OK, well maybe not a
myriad but I really love that word and thought it was a good fit for this simple, yet versatile wrap.

It is simply knit flat with La Boheme (such a luxury!) in loose moss stitch with evenly dispersed stripes of Yang.

The lovely shawl pin comes from Nuance where Evelyn is also kind enough to carry my soaps.

It's the first thing I've knit for myself in a long time. I wanted something that I could wear often and in different ways.

Here are the basics for making your own Myriad:

Yarn: 1 skein of each (see above)
Needles: US Size 15
Gauge: not critical however my Myriad knit up at 2.5 sts/inch in Moss Stitch
  • With La Boheme, CO 106 sts and work in moss stitch for 4 inches.
  • Change to Yang and work 2 rows in pattern
  • Change to La Boheme and work another 4 inches.
  • Continue in this pattern until you have worked through the entire skein of La Boheme (approximately 12 inches from CO edge)
  • Change to Yang and work in pattern for 4 inches.
  • Bind off all stitches
I only wanted a bit of sparkle dispersed in the mohair and found that 2 rows of Yang was just the right amount for me, but add more or less as you wish.
The more Yang you add, the more you can get out of the La Boheme, unless you have splurged and purchased more than one skein. Enjoy!


Jewel said...

This is so beautiful and looks lovely on you as well.

Karen said...

Thank you, Jewel!

Arlyna's Blog said...

Thanks for this... I might just knit one for myself... looks versatile enough to suit any mood I'm in. :-)

Karen said...

Hi Arlyna! Do send a photo if you make your own:)

Kayla said...

I love the versatility of this piece...if I start now, I should be finished for next summer:)

Karen said...

Kayla, that's about right for my speed of knitting things for myself too!

Gina said...

I love this wrap, and can't wait to make it. It's goign to be for my sister, who is not normally a wearer of wraps, but I think she'll find this one really handy because of its slim design and versatility.

I do have one small complaint, though. It was really hard to find this pattern again after putting it in my Ravelry queue. The link you have for it sends a person right to your blog, and that's fine, but it would have been great if the pattern link on Ravelry brought me straight to this entry. :)

Karen said...

Gina, thank you for the info about the link. I'll try to update that. Hope your sister enjoys her Myriad!

Gina said...

My sister loves her wrap! Thanks for posting the pattern. :)

I need to find some perfect yarn and make one for myself now.

Jen said...

I write for a site called Today's Mama ( I am currently doing a series on Creative Christmas ideas. I wanted to link to this pattern and ask your permission to use one of your photos? Let me know.

jeremynjenprice (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

What is the approximate overall size? Thanks.
Great versatile piece!

Kim A. said...

Beautiful! What colorways did you use? Did you do it flat on a circular?

Karen said...

Thank you Kim!
I knit it back and forth on circular needles. The La Boheme colorway is Taos and the Yang colorway is Truth.
Mine knit up to ~ 20" x 48".

Kim A. said...

Thanks so much! I just bought those exact colors b/c I loved it so much. I don't enjoy knitting on circulars all that much, but I will give it a shot :)