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Lion Brand Challenge - Reader's Wrap

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I knitted this Reader's Wrap for my mom's Christmas present ... and she is thrilled with it!

She needed "a little something" warm to keep the chill off her neck and shoulders while she sits to read or watch TV, but that leaves her hands free. The patch pockets are perfect to keep her reading glasses handy, or to hide the TV remote from my Dad!

I chose Lion Brand [http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/homespun.htm Homespun] acrylic yarn because I wanted the wrap to be easy-care and usable year-round, in the Corinthian colorway -- my mom's favorite colors, rich & deep. (The project requires only 3 skeins, so it was inexpensive, too!)

I purchased the "Lisa Knits" wrap pattern from The Elegant Knitter at Goosepond.

I adjusted the pattern slightly to accommodate the bulky Homespun gauge -- the pattern was originally written for worsted weight yarn --and my mom's short build: I increased to US #10 needles, and cast on only 60 sts for the wrap, and 26 sts each pocket. The finished wrap measures 57 inches long by 19 inches wide.

The pattern was clearly written and easy to follow, and the Homespun yarn handled beautifully, coming out of the machine-wash-and-dry cycles as soft and pretty as I'd hoped. I'm really pleased with the finished project!
DownEastr6 years ago
I love the Homespun group of yarns...this is the perfect gift for our "gramma" who is 88 and recovering from hip break...pockets are the greatest touch to carry objects while using a walker. Homespun yarn is lovely for this
Hello Kitty6 years ago
Is there any way I could get your pattern? I would like to knit it for my mom.
MaggieBelize (author)  Hello Kitty6 years ago
Glad you like it, thanks! The pattern was designed by Lisa Daniels. I purchased it from The Elegant Knitter at Goosepond: http://www.goosepond.com/lisaknits .
Hello Kitty6 years ago
Wow. It is beautiful!
stinkymum6 years ago
The pocket adds a nice touch
MaggieBelize (author)  stinkymum6 years ago
Thank you! My mom says the pockets are great for her iPod ... keeps her from accidentally sitting on it!
What a great gift idea!
Thank you! It's a nice gift when you want to make something more than a scarf, but not as challenging as a lace shawl, for example ... and doesn't require fitting like a sweater.
susan29116 years ago
Love the yarn choice! This is a great pattern and looks like I just want to cuddle up in it :) Susan in Maine
It's very beautiful and looks so cozy!
MaggieBelize (author)  deadalchemist6 years ago
Thanks! My mom says it's just the right weight / warmth for her home in Austin.
MaggieBelize (author) 6 years ago
Thanks! It's an easy knit, even for a relative newbie like me. I'd recommend it for any beginning knitter; an advanced knitter might enjoy it as a break from more challenging projects.
lbassin6 years ago
This looks really nice. I might try to make one sometime.
Great job! That fabric type looks nice, well, the yarn, I love the color of it, great job!
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