bombarded with irresistible crochet projects, I find the best solution is to
just start. Dive in. So I did. Join me?
|Solar Wrap by Daniela Nii
be making the Solar Wrap, designed by Daniela Nii. It's an adorable motif wrap
with a fun construction, working a row of partial motifs then wrapping back
around to finish them, just like a swirling sun storm. The wee motifs are
addictive-I keep picking it up to work another without even thinking about it.
wanted to try a new yarn for this wrap, and fell in love with CoBaSi by Hikoo,
from Skacel. It's a cotton, bamboo, silk blend wrapped around an elastic core,
which gives it great drape and movement. This pattern will work well with just
about any yarn, any weight or fiber. You could work it in worsted weight with
fewer strips for a fun scarf, or if you need a bite-sized version, work the
Soleil Lariat, also in the Summer issue, which uses the same motif for a great accent
necklace. Dare I say, it would make a lovely thread bedspread? I had to talk
myself down from that one...
try to wait to crank out any more tiny motifs until the start date. No
Crochet Summer 2013 CAL: Solar Wrap by Daniela Nii
Size: About 141/2" wide and 65" long.
Austermann Algarve (100% Mako cotton mercerized and gassed; 155 yd [142 m]/13/4
oz [50 g]; CYCA #1): #0036, 6 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Size: E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
1 motif = 21/2" square worked through Rnd 5 of long strip; blocked.
20-30: Pick out yarn.
1-31: Make long strips.
1-15: Make short strips.
15-31: Join strips, block, dance party.