Churchmouse’s Modern Wrapper

Chuchmouse Modern Wrapper 1

Wow, this is gorgeous!  It took a lot longer than I thought it would – knitting up on US 10s should have made it go quickly, but I guess because it’s so oversized, there was a lot of fabric to knit.  While the pattern looks a little intimidating, once you get into it and follow it step by step, it’s not difficult at all.

Chuchmouse Modern Wrapper 2

The pattern is Modern Wrapper from Churchmouse Yarn & Teas, knit double-stranded with Brooklyn Tweed Loft (Thistle) and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (Splendour – color 579).  I ended up needing every yard of six skeins of the Loft, and about 5 1/2 skeins of the Kidsilk Haze.  Because the wrapper is one size, there’s no agonizing about what size to knit, etc – just start knitting!  I made no modifications and am happy with both the body length and the arm length.

Chuchmouse Modern Wrapper 3

I followed the blocking instructions closely, because I think that for this piece especially, good blocking gets it to the correct dimensions.  However, I liked the fit better before the blocking – I think that it blocked too big, even though I stuck to the exact pattern dimensions.  My advice is to try blocking it a little smaller and then try it on – you can always block it larger the second time around.  The arms, particularly, stretched out to become full-length (rather than the 3/4 length they’re supposed to be).  To counteract the amount of growth, I tossed it in the dryer when it was still damp – only for a few minutes!  It helped to tighten up the entire piece, but I was too nervous to let it go for more than a few minutes.

I actually knit this one for a friend of mine, but I would definitely wear it myself!  I particularly love the color, and the Kidsilk Haze gives the entire piece a beautiful halo.

Chuchmouse Modern Wrapper 1
This is the most accurate color of all of the photos – something about the saturation and shade make it really difficult to get an accurate image of the real “in person” color
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One comment on “Churchmouse’s Modern Wrapper

  1. This looks nicely warm and cosy! The colour is great too!

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