We didn’t just spend our time in Spain looking at birds. I did a lot of planning and swatching for a new wrap. It will probably have a name that reflects the delta as I do like to use ideas and motifs from our visits. Having stopped and started with a number of stitches, I as usual reverted to a very simple stitch. The wrap starts with a shawl construction with two variations of yarn over, k2tog, stitches.
The first side puts the eyelets on top of each other and the second side alternates them.
I like the different effects.
I continued with this pattern till there were 100+ stitches either side of the central increase. I then did a couple of rows of reverse stockinette and then stopped at central increase. Half of the row was saved onto spare yarn and I am now working on the other side. Using short rows, I’m working a triangle in garter stitch with a simple 3 eyelet pattern along the ‘join’. I am quite pleased with it.
I am also swatching a lot to finally confirm for myself what the final stitch pattern is going to be. I had chosen one, but on trying it out didn’t like it so it’s back to the drawing board. I also still have to decide whether to continue working on the current side, or go over to the other and do the short rows/garter stitch bit.
Confession – I am really bored with the garter stitch. I know it’s a nice interval and gives a rest from working patterns but really, really? Yawn!