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River Inny Wrap

I grew up on a farm which was divided by the River Inny in North Cornwall. The river was somewhere I would spend many an hour with our dogs splashing around and making camps. It wasn't deep enough for swimming but deep enough to flood welly boots, but that was all part of the fun.

I was inspired by the yarn for this wrap. It's beautiful West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab Double Knit in True Blue. Despite being 100% wool it is really soft and has a lovely drape. I had been looking at Japanese knitting patterns and loved the use of knit and purl stitches to create texture. I knew I wanted a wave throughout the wrap but nothing that would just be the same throughout.

The wrap goes from a five pattern repeat at the bottom to just the one repeat at the top with stocking stitch to make up the side. Because of the yarn overs and decreases the pattern causes the edge to naturally wave whilst it flattens out on the other side. It is a really lovely size of just about 2 meters in length and 46 cm wide. I'm still hunting for a nice big silver colour pin to hold it together, you know what you have in your mind's eye what you want but can't find it. So, if you know someone who makes shawl pins please ping me a message, I think a commission is the way to go.

Here's the link to the pattern over on Ravelry. I'm currently looking at a PayHip account too as I know a lot of people struggle with the Ravelry platform and I want to make my patterns truly accessible. If you do struggle with Ravelry please let me know and I am happy to do a direct sale courtesy PayPal.

I really hope you enjoy this pattern. I am loving knit design, it is really challenging me and with the benefit of both the tech edit and designers course behind me I am beginning to understand construction.

What's next? Well there is an initial draft of a short sleeve jumper pattern with my tech editor, a shawl using local wool from Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme and a scarf with some Hobbii yarn. Oh, and there is a couple of crochet bits on the go too. If only there were enough hours in the day!

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