Electra Wrap

May 20, 2013
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Two ethereal yarns are combined in a starry love knot mesh, resulting in a heavenly cloud. The lacy mohair love knots create quiltlike air bubbles, making this crochet wrap warmer than it looks. The reversible wrap, which incorporates strategies that are handy to know when crocheting love knots, is edged as you crochet it in one continuous piece.

Designer: Vashti Braha

Finished Size: 18" wide and 61" long.

Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Crystal (85% polyester, 15% cotton; 144 yd [131 m]/¾ oz [25 g]): #11 (light blue with light blue sequins), 3 skeins.

S. Charles Collezione Luna (71% super kid mohair, 20% silk, 9% lurex; 232 yd [212 m]/¾ oz [25 g]): #25 blue moon, 2 skeins. Yarns distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.

Hook Size: H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Gauge: 4 sts = 5" and 8 rows = 4½" in patt.

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Susan Bishop wrote
on Aug 2, 2013 5:23 PM

How is a double love knot different from 2 love knots, one after the other? Thank you

VashtiB wrote
on Aug 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Hi Susan, 

A "double love knot" is the same as saying "two love knots." These two ways of saying the same thing are both standard wording in patterns, dating from the early 20th century. I suspect it's because the love knot has been used primarily for mesh patterns, for which one makes love knots two at a time; and the pattern writer needed a way to specify where to work the stitches of the following row.

jannew wrote
on Aug 11, 2013 1:54 PM

The pattern calls for making a single crochet in "unused loops" in foundation LK in row one. What exactly does this mena?