Finishing Up

I’m finishing up my Earth Stripe Wrap – finally! I took a picture of it yesterday, because it was so sunny. I knew the colours would show up well in the snow. Here’s the length of it:

Earth Stripe Wrap knit by Deborah Cooke

I had wanted to knit three full repeats of the colour sequence, but I’m running out of Majestic (as anticipated). So, I’ll knit a few more rows then bind it off in the same Trance and Majestic as the cast-on edge, and with the same beads. It’s 82″ long right now so will probably finish out around 85″ before it’s blocked.

Here’s a close-up of the cast-on edge. Because it’s not blocked yet, the edge wants to curl under, but you can see the beads. The colours in this photograph are pretty true to life. Earth Stripe Wrap knit by Deborah Cooke

It’s soft and light and so very pretty. I’m really happy with this wrap, and I’m also glad to be so close to finishing it. It’s been a big project but one that I’ve almost knitted right through without interruption. I started August 15 and took a break when it was too hot in September to have a mound of KSH in my lap.

Next up, I’m going to finish my Audrey cardigan, designed by Martin Storey. (This is the Ravelry link.) This one has been set aside for a while. It’s knitted in Rowan Angora Haze in the colourway Love, which is deep purple. There are lots of cables on this one. I originally cast on this project in march 2016, but stopped working on it when the weather warmed up. Here’s my first blog post. I’ve finished the back and left front, and am halfway up the right front. Maybe I’ll get it done by the second anniversary of the cast-on!