Seed Stitch Wrap in Worsted Twist
Price of Yarn: If you purchase the Purl Soho yarn bundle, the price can range from $177-$213
This project was a total splurge. I saw it, I liked it, I asked for the yarn for Christmas. I argue, I could have made it more "splurgey" by asking for the cashmere kit, but I stuck with the Worsted Twist...which I'm sure our bank account appreciated. Purl Soho offers a wide array of delightful, beautiful and accessible knitting patterns for free. Where they get you is making their projects look so yummy you want their yarn so you can make it look exactly like theirs. Clever. My hat goes off to you Purl Soho.
There is nothing complicated about this wrap. As the name suggests, it is a simple seed stitch. You knit the seed stitch pattern until your yarn runs out, then you switch to the next color. However, I thought there was something breathtakingly beautiful in the unimposing simplicity of this wrap. The vibrant colors of the Worsted Twist yarn give a little interest where perhaps the stitch itself does not. (They offer five different colorway bundles, or you can create your own. The one shown here is done in the "Anemone" bundle.) This wrap says, "Hello, I'm here to keep you warm, help you through your day and make you smile. Go ahead, wrap yourself up, it's what I'm made for."
I wrote a review for the yarn a little while back. The Worsted Twist by Purl Soho is amazing. It's 100% merino wool and it is probably the softest wool you will ever lay your knitty little hands on. It lends itself well to the density of the seed stitch and gives the wrap a very soft yet solid feel. While you can knit this wrap in whatever yarn strikes your fancy, and I'm sure there are many yarns that would look simply stunning, this particular yarn is worth consideration.
For those of you interested in this wrap, I will warn you- it's big. I was not aware of how big "big" was until I was about half way through knitting it. It's a monster of a wrap. There is no way you will get cold with this bad boy; it's as close to being a wearable blanket while still being able to be called a wrap. If I had payed any kind of attention, it does state in the pattern that the finished size will be approximately 22"x80." When I saw those numbers, I thought nothing of it. But I will tell you, 80 inches is big. It is over six and a half feet! Somehow, when you put things in inches, it sounds so much smaller than when you say something like, "This wrap is taller than your tall husband."
Summary: This is a great, giant wrap. It is very mindless to make because of the simple stitch it is created from, but that adds to its wonders. It is meditative. It is peaceful. It is warm. While the yarn might be a splurge, in the end you will have a beautiful piece of knitted art.