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September 02, 2012

Déjà vu

Two years ago, almost to the day, I first introduced Cosmicpluto Laura's Massey Wrap. I noted the distinct feeling of fall in the air, and expressed my desire for "something drapey for fall." So much time has passed since then, but whenever I thought about my pile of WIPs, the Massey Wrap came to mind as "something I will definitely finish one day." It's just too clever of a pattern to forget - all my reasons for thinking so are listed here! It traveled with me to Europe and back, and saw me through the first year of my son's life. And now, entirely appropriately, it's fully finished just in time for fall.

Pattern: Massey Wrap by Cosmicpluto Laura.

Yarn: Araucania Yarns Lonco, fingering weight 100% mercerized cotton, 440 yards per 100 gram skein. I alternated two skeins every 2 rows, and used a total of about 800 yards or 180 grams. As I mentioned, I carried the unused yarn along the side of the work, where it was hidden by the attached i-cord. I wrote up more specific instructions in this post on Ravelry.

Finished size: Using US 5 needles, the shawl came out to be about 13.5" wide and 90" long after blocking. It's a large shawl, and quite heavy because it's knit out of cotton, but it flows and drapes wonderfully.

Happy fall, everyone! Gregory is excited about the cooler weather, because he can spend even more time outside!!!

Posted by Kathy on September 2, 2012 01:12 PM


glad to see the wrap finished! you made the right choice with that lovely cotton colorway.

Every time I see a picture of Gregory, I think the next one can't be any cuter...but it always is! I am unclear about why you alternated two skeins of yarn for this wrap. It is beautiful and the drape seems just right.

Your son is gorgeous. So is the shawl.

Pictures of two beautiful things you made -- and each was well worth the wait. Happy autumn!

That wrap is beautiful and the little man is adorable.

What a sweet looking little fellow! And the wrap is lovely too.

What a gorgeous shawl! And beautiful baby boy!

Leslie's comment is amusing. Applied icord is just about my favorite thing - it makes such a trim edging and hides all those places where you had to start a new ball of yarn. How did you ensure it would be stretchy enough for blocking, given that you probably were using the same needle to knit the edging as the body? (I put my icord edgings on afterward, using Kay Gardiner's instructions, with a bigger needle size.)

The wrap is lovely. It is a great color and the drape looks great in the photos. Was the cotton hard on the hands when knitting? I've had about 50-50 in the difficulty department with cotton yarns, so I'm curious.

Compelling and beautiful shawl. Your baby boy looks very cute. The next sweater I will knit is also for my baby boy.

Your shawl is beautiful, I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear. Gregory is gorgeous, having fun outside is what little boys do best :)

Your son is so beautiful!! Oh ya, and the shawl is nice too.

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