Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Off My Needles: Cabernet Sauvignon wrap

I have some completed knitting to share with you today.  I actually finished it at the end of last month, and have worn it loads, but this is the first chance I've had to photograph and share it here.

As soon as I saw this picture of the Cabernet Sauvignon wrap on Ravelry I knew I wanted to make one for myself, and I knew I had to use the same - or a very similar - colour. 



Cabernet Sauvignon by Monika Sirna


Here is my version.


The colour of my yarn is not quite as vibrant, but it's a pretty good match.  I used all bit a tiny bit of 4 skeins of Shibui Knits Sock in Peony, which I bought from Meadow Yarn.  My photo above shows the colour pretty accurately, it's possibly slightly deeper in real life. 

I totally enjoyed every minute of working on this project.  Although it uses the same stitch pattern throughout there is enough going on with increases and decreases and short rows to shape the curve that you don't get bored.   It's a really fun project to work on, and lovely to wear.

This picture that I took when I was about 1/3 of the way through shows the curve pretty well.


My plan was to make a navy coat this winter, and I'm sure this will look gorgeous with a navy coat, when I eventually get round to making one!  It might happen, but my "to make" list seems to be growing ever longer, and a coat takes up quite a bit of time. 

For now I'm enjoying wearing this with anything and everything.






6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, Sam! I mentioned before that I'd been looking at this pattern too. But your finished version is going to make it move up in my queue I think! It will be so perfect with a navy coat. Are you going to make one of the matching hats too?

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    1. Thank you Gail. I think you would really enjoy knitting this. I doubt I'll make a matching hat, knitted hats don't really suit me.

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    1. Thank you. It's yummy, isn't it?

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  3. Gorgeous, I can see the pattern much better in your photo and it's lovely. Oh, and a navy cat is always stylish - make it next year :)

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    1. Thank you Jacq. I've got some time off over Christmas, maybe I'll have time to start my coat then.

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