I had the great opportunity to partner with my new friends at Shibui Knits on a special project. The Modern Wrap Collection elevates the classic “wrap” concept to bring you 4 beautiful knit and crochet patterns for summer.
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Get your copy of the Monti Wrap on Ravelry and TLYarnCrafts.com. The printer-friendly PDF version includes 5 pages of step-by-step instructions with additional clarification on achieving gauge and blocking to perfection.
Now Available: Get the Monti Wrap as a kit, including all of the yarn necessary and a PDF version of the pattern. Build your kit from Shibui Knits now!
Take Your Shawl Making to the Next Level
One quick search of Ravelry shows how knitters and crocheters continue to explore the many shapes of wraps and shawls. From triangles to circles and everything in between, there’s no limit to what a wrap can be.
When I was first approached by Shibui Knits to join their Modern Wrap Collection, I was overjoyed by the honor. Shibui Knits is known for this sophisticated, upscale aesthetic. For the Monti Wrap, I took on the task of looking at wraps a whole new way and designing something to surprise the crochet community.
The Modern Wrap collection brings unique and contemporary style to the beloved closet staple, the wrap. The invigorating palette and luxurious fibers are realized into 4 different patterns by some of today’s most exciting designers. Each week in July, there’s a new pattern released, and today I can finally share the Monti Wrap!
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Introducing SU20! Each week, for the next four weeks, enjoy a new summer pattern from one of four independent designers. Designers Melanie Berg, Elizabeth Elliott, Toni Lipsey and Sandy Barnes bring their unique, contemporary styles to a beloved closet staple, the wrap, in this online-exclusive collection. With an invigorating palette, luxurious fabrics and modern silhouettes, this collection has something for every style. The first pattern launches on Thursday 7/9 – stay tuned! . . . . . #mairlynd #tlyarncrafts #eelliottknits #summerknitting #shibuiknits #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #knitsagram #handknitting #knittingaddict #knitdesign #knittingpattern #handknit
Realizing the Magnificence of Mohair
As a crocheter, I never really felt like mohair was made for my use. I’ve seen it in dozens of beautiful knit sweaters and scarves, but the thin, fuzzy fiber didn’t make much of an appearance in modern crochet designs.
I explored mohair for the first time when I released my Skyward Kerchief. When holding it double with a fingering weight yarn, mohair gives the fabric a gentle halo and also adds warmth to the finished piece.
For the Monti Wrap, an ever-so-thin strand of Shibui Knits Silk Cloud is held double with Lunar, a merino/silk blend that is also laceweight. As you can guess, the crocheted fabric is silky smooth to the touch and drapes like an absolute dream.
Monti Wrap Pattern Details
The Monti Wrap is an intermediate-level crochet pattern. This rectangular wrap is worked from the short edge. A central lace section is flanked by bold color-blocked stripes with a built-in complementary border. The result is a touch of luxury that looks much more challenging to make than it actually is.