I'm not going to lie. This pattern almost didn't get published. This "simple" lace wrap almost ended up down the garbage chute...more than once. But thanks to the friendship of fellow knitters, and a whole lot of TENACITY, I'm proud to announce that, as of today, the pattern is alive and well in my Ravlery shop. Woohoo!
I learned so much--ahem, the hard way--while designing and knitting this epic wrap. Clean lines, for instance, may look simple and professional, but achieving "simplicity" can require technical adjustments, and careful attention to detail. The good news? I worked out all the kinks so you don't have to. Oh hello photo tutorial!
TENACITY features clean and tidy slipped stitch edges with neat, almost "raw" looking, cast-on and bind-off ends. The pattern contains specific instructions for a modified WS method of alternating hand-dyed skeins, to preserve the pretty edges, and step by step directions for binding off so that the "raw" ends match.
You'll need 4 skeins of light fingering weight yarn. I used the utterly sublime FINO by Manos del Uruguay, a blend of 70% wool & 30% silk.
If substituting a different colour—or a different yarn—it’s best to use solids or semi-solids with very little variation in colour. Why? TENACITY is based on a vertical pattern. Yarns with colour variation tend to pool horizontally, which will compete with, or even obscure, the overall pattern.
Running a little low in the tenacity department? That’s okay! I’ve included info on how to adjust the stitch count for a smaller project. However, dimensions and yardage for these changes are not included because I, too, have a tenacity limit ;)
so go, be tenacious!
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Hello & Welcome!
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). Second in line? Alpacas. But not llamas--those guys are mean! As for house pets? I'm a cat person, 100%. Other things to know about me? My primary knitting fuel is vanilla-hazelnut coffee. And my inner child is actually more of an inner senior-citizen. I'm an old fogey at heart. Nice to meet you! Happy knitting!