PV - Neptune's Daughter Wrap
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About Neptune’s Daughter:
Hi! Thanks so much for your interest in this pattern! It’s a fun parallelogram wrap, knit on the bias. It’s a chance to play with color - so I’ve included a diagram of the wrap that you can color before you start knitting!
One more note - I used a wrist ruler as a shawl cuff! Get creative! This wrap is a great opportunity to put a little bit of bling on your shawl. Want a nutty suggestion?? There are some napkin rings/holders that could make GREAT innovative looking shawl cuffs… Just sayin’!
I am the daughter of a U.S. Navy captain, and although we moved quite a bit when I was growing up, we lived primarily near the ocean. I loved sitting on the beach, listening to the gulls, watching the waves roll in and slink back out again, and seeing people have fun. I loved that mix of joy and relaxation you feel after a day in the sun. For two summers I lifeguarded at Sandbridge, the most incredible stretch of beach in Virginia. Visitors to the beach were greeted by a little market that doubled as the gathering place for residents and tourists alike. A two-lane, sand-dusted road stretched miles toward the even more rural end of the beach where wild ponies roamed Back Bay, an area that is now a National Wildlife Refuge. Occasionally I would get to see the ponies wandering near our lifeguard meeting house as I headed home after work. I loved the time I spent at Sandbridge, and I have carried those memories with me in the years since.
This wrap is an opportunity to create a piece as calming as an ocean breeze, or as exciting as a perfectly curled wave. In my sample I used a one-of-a-kind skein and then built my palette from there. You could do the same!
I’d love to see your interpretation of this design! Share your photos on Ravelry, email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or share them on Facebook and Instagram with #cheerstoewe. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Yarn: Sock weight yarn in six colors.
The sample was made with the following:
MadTosh Twist Light (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 420 yds/100 g)
A Cousteau 380 yds
B Nassau Blue 90 yds
D Hosta Blue 252 yds
F Grasshopper 278 yds
Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon; 437 yds/100 g)
C UFO 335 yds
The Noble Thread Sock
E OOAK 353 yds
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
20 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10cm in Garter stitch
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Length: 60” along one long edge. Approximately 80” from point to point.
This shawl is a parallelogram, knit from end to end.
ABBREVIATIONS & TERMS
A, B, C, etc – indicates color used
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
kfb – knit in front and back of the same stitch
p – purl
RS – Right Side
rep – repeat
sl – slip
st – stitch
WS – Wrong Side
wyib – with yarn in back
wyif – with yarn in front