Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Wonder Woman Wrap

I've discovered something over the last few months. When life gets stressful, I knit. I don't sew. I don't cross-stitch. I don't really do any other crafts either. They're all fun, of course, but I guess they each take more energy or something. At the end of a looooong work day, all I want to do is sit on the couch and knit. Even if it's a new design that still requires brain power, I'm much more relaxed with yarn in my hands than anything else.

Wonder Woman Wrap

You know what else I've discovered? I'm pretty badass. Wonderful, in fact! And hey, so are you! I say we all knit ourselves a little affirmation accessory right away.

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I tried to keep this pattern as simple as possible so it would be accessible to a wide range of knitters. However, some fairly basic short-rows were required to get the logo right. With that said, I think an advanced beginner, or even an adventurous newbie, could still handle it.

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 86 inches
Height at center: 22in

MATERIALS
Color A: Lazy Cat Yarns Opulence [70% merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere;
400m/437yd per 100g skein]; color: 102 Sweet Dreams; 1 skein
Color B: Hedgehog Fibres Sock [90% merino, 10% nylon;
400m/437yd per 100g skein]; color: Pollen; 1 skein
US #4/3.5mm circular needle
Tapestry needle
5 stitch markers

GAUGE
17 sts/33 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Download the FREE pattern via Ravelry!

Wonder Woman Wrap

25 comments:

  1. It is, and you are, wonderful! Love it! Wish that I stress knitted instead of stress eating. (Sigh)

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    1. Oh, don't worry - I do both :P

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  2. I wish you could teach me how to knit! I've wanted to learn for over 10 years but haven't been able to yet. I got one of those teach yourself to knit kits but it just didn't work out.

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    1. You should check out your local yarn shop or even the big box craft stores. Most of them offer beginner knitting classes. Some people learn well from books or videos, but others need an actual teacher to demonstrate it in person. Everyone's different!

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    2. Youtube taught me to knit! Sit in front of your computer, hook yourself up with a simple video, and pause/replay a many times as you need, without worrying if you are driving an instructor crazy. No one to judge or make you feel awkward, and there's youtube videos for everything!

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  3. This is brilliant. I love how you've done the colourwork with shaping.

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  4. Your talent and creativity are fabulous! My mother loved to relax with knitting too. She loved complicated patterns and eventually make up her own. I like to knit too but I'm not near as good as my mom was. Thanks for sharing this, I think I could make it for my daughter and she'd love it!

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    1. I definitely think you could make it too! Let me know if you have any questions.

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  5. I absolutely love love love this but my knitting skills are not to this level. Would you be able to make it in crochet?

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    1. You're in luck! I've gotten so many requests, I'm actually working on a crochet version now.

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    2. OMG! Crochet version would be awesome, cuz that's all I know!

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    3. I can't wait!!! Just seeing this made my day a little more Wonder(woman)ful lol

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    4. I'm excited for a crochet version!

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  6. You have always been badass!

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  7. Did you use all of the yarn? I'm thinking of doing the WW shawl with yarn that has 425 yards per skein.

    Thanks.

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    1. No, the sample only used about 355yds/325m of each color, so you should be fine.

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    2. Thank you!!!!

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  8. I love this! I am buying the yarn now. I am also buying the circular needles...what length should I get?
    Thanks!

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    1. I believe I used either my 32- or 36-inch circulars, but it's not crucial. You just don't want too short of a cable because you'll end up with 400+ stitches crowded on there by the end.

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  9. I love this. My DIL is a huge wonder woman fan. It is gorgeous. Just wish there was a crochet pattern as I don't knit. Just wanted to post my admiration.

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    1. Don't fret! I'm working a crochet version now, so stay tuned!

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  10. I have a question and it could be me trying to knit my first shawl but when I co 157 and knit the first row I have an extra stitch left. I'm not sure how you could help me but it's driving me crazy. I have restarted four times.

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    1. That's strange. The first row of the bottom border uses up all 157 stitches. The only think I can think of is maybe if you are not counting your slip knot as part of your cast on. So if you make a slip knot, then cast on 157, that would actually be 158 total, giving you an extra stitch left over after working the first row. Could that be the issue?

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