KnitNow Magazine, printed in the UK, has just published the pattern for the Conavalla Wrap. It’s a rectangular wrap which can be made in three different widths. The sample shown here (photo courtesy of KnitNow) uses Louisa Harding Scintille yarn in color Light Pearl.
When I designed the wrap, I wanted to create a visually interesting piece that knitters could make in their choice of multiple widths. I combined a textured pattern with a simple eyelet lace, creating alternating diagonals which remind me of hills and valleys. It’s named for Conavalla, a peak in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, as a nod to my father’s family, who emigrated from Ireland to Montreal in the 19th century.
The Scintille yarn is an aran-weight chainette yarn with a metallic element and a light halo. It knits up at a gauge similar to a U.S. chunky weight. This version, with three repeats of the textured stitch and two of the eyelet lace, comes out as a wide wrap. Fewer repeats of the two patterns will give you a narrow wrap, more repeats will give you a small throw.
Outside of the U.K., you can order a copy of the magazine (issue 112) from moremags.com.
I’m currently working on a second sample of the pattern in The Yarn Collective’s Bloomsbury DK yarn.