I recently revisited a project that had been set aside due to other pressing knitting needs. I only had a chance to work it on one night, then I got sick and it required too much attention, then I got a request for Halloween hats and then I was determined to finish my Wiggle Wrap which is going to be a Christmas present (so more on that after the holidays 🙂 )
After all that, I was finally able to pick up my Guernsey Wrap again! I love this project for so many reasons. Everyone in my knitting group either has knit one or has one on the needles. Patterns run through knitting groups like a flu virus – everyone ends up getting it at some point! This one, we found when a new member of the group was working on hers one night. Everyone wanted to start one right away – my problem was that is called for a large quantity of worsted weight yarn which is something I don’t have a lot of in my stash. But the yarn gods were smiling upon me and I came into possession of a large quantity of worsted weight yarn while volunteering at the church rummage sale (if you want to read all about it, my rummage sale post can be found here). Of all the yarn I brought home from the sale, the Zealana Tui yarn really wanted to become my Guernsey Wrap, that was in June.
We had a short cold snap in October and that led me to bring it back out and I had forgotten how much fun it is to knit. It is based on different patterns used in traditional fisherman’s sweaters. The best thing about it is just when you get bored with a section it is time to move on to the next section. I think the sectioning also makes it seem like it is going faster. I’m about halfway done. The Tui yarn is amazing!! It is so soft and such a joy to work with. The oatmeal like color really shows off the pattern work.
The fun thing about a pattern running through a knitting group is being able to see all the different colors and yarn types everyone uses for their wrap. The original we saw was in a brown tweed, another friend used a blue Cascade and I believe another friend is using a yellow Cascade.
Here’s how mine looks so far – can’t wait to finish it!