Sea Salt Field Wrap

Field wrap 1

Pattern:  Field Wrap, by Veronika Jobe – published in Tolt Yarn & Wool’s Farm to Needle:  Stories of Wool

Yarn:  YOTH Father (100% domestic Rambouillet wool, worsted weight) – 5 skeins (220 yds/ea) in color Sea Salt

Needles:  US 9s

Field wrap 2

As you might imagine, this project took a little while, given the sheer volume of knitting to be accomplished – this is a huge wrap!  However, I liked the stitch pattern, it was easy to memorize and almost meditative to knit.  And the yarn is wonderful – although it’s worsted weight, it’s incredibly light and airy.  I think knitting this wrap in another yarn might make it overwhelming heavy or bulky, but in YOTH Father, it’s so light when wrapped around me, but very warm – the perfect wrap!

Field wrap 3

As you can tell by the full-length photo, I didn’t alternate skeins – it was a complete surprise to see the color difference (must have been caused by just one of the skeins), because I didn’t notice it at all when winding the skeins.  Luckily, I don’t mind – you never notice when wearing the wrap, and in any case, I like the effect of tonal yarns.

Field wrap 4

The fringe was the most challenging part – the directions are pretty brief, so I had to figure it out somewhat through trial and error.  I did end up deciding that my yarn lengths needed to be 24″, not 18″, and I spaced them just shy of every 3″ apart.  I really like the fact that the fringe doesn’t just hang there, but that it’s tied together in a stair step pattern (I wonder what you call this kind of fringe design?)  To me, it keeps this wrap from looking too much like a recycle from the 70s’ :)

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