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
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!
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.
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’