Some knits are so delightfully squishy and soft that you want to wrap yourself up in them and never take them off. Such is the case with my Laight Street that I made using Malabrigo Twist in the Zinc colorway.
Sofie modeled my new Laight Street wrap for me yesterday in the Hudson River Park. By the end of our photo session she had declared my Laight Street hers, and told me of her plans to take it back to her dorm with her. Nonononono! There might be trouble brewing in the Kapur household over the ownership of this knit.
The thing is, this is the sort of piece that I will wear over and over again. It's perfect to wear out on a chilly evening when you don't quite need a coat, or over a coat on a colder night. Of course wrapping oneself up in it while sitting on the couch reading would be another excellent way to wear Laight Street.
I knit my Laight Street wrap exactly as in the pattern instructions for the wrap size, except I added one extra repeat of the lace since I had lots of yarn, and I love a gigantic shawl.
I purchased 8 skeins of Malabrigo Twist from my friend Beverly's store, Trillium Yarns. (Side note: I'm teaching at Trillium this coming Sunday. We'll be working on center out shawls and blankets. For more info visit Beverly's website.) In the end I used less than six skeins for this project, and as you can see from the photos it is quite large enough. I'm sure I'll find a use for the remaining 2.5 skeins. That's never an issue in this house.
One final note, I'm excited to be designing for Anne Podlesak's Wooly Wonka Fibers Heroine's club again. I'm creating shawls for two installments of the club this year. The first is for the April shipment of the small shawls club. My inspiration for that one is Pippi Longstocking (yay Pippi!) Then in September my design, inspired by Lisbeth Salander, for the full sized shawl club will ship. For more information or to join one of the clubs head over to the Wooly Wonka Fibers website.