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Cleopatra Wrap completed!

The Cleopatra Wrap took me longer than I’d originally intended, but I’m really glad I decided to take my time with it. It was a lot more enjoyable that way, and now I can look at this without remembering the rush and stress of meeting an unrealistic deadline.

Instead, I just break out into a big grin whenever I look at my new wrap. Because how can I not love this?

Cleopatra Wrap by Miriam L. Felton (published in Sensual Knits)

RedFish Dye Works 20/2 silk, unspecified color

US2 / 2.75mm Knitpicks nickel-plated circulars

Believe me when I say that pictures don’t totally do the wrap justice – I love the color so much more in person, it’s all silver and shine. And the finished product is nice and drapey.

The yarn itself is really lovely, and I enjoyed working with it! In fact, I’m planning on buying more at Stitches West. If you get a chance to pick some up, do, because all the colors are gorgeous! (I was even tempted by some of the pinks, which is amazing considering how much I normally dislike pink.)

I don’t think I mentioned the construction before, but basically, it starts by knitting one end and placing it on a spare needle. Then you knit the other end and continue on to the main repeat. Finally, you graft the two pieces together. Pretty cool, no? The grafting did get a bit tedious about halfway through, but it was totally worth it in the end.

I’m super happy with this wrap!

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Silk and lace

I’d intended to finish this particular project in early August, as I had multiple weddings to attend last month and this accessory would’ve gone beautifully with my dress. However, I started just a bit too late for that.

I’m sure I’ll still find good use out of this when it’s finished, though!

This is the Cleopatra Wrap. I’m knitting this out of Redfish 20/2 silk. I’d intended to use it for this pattern from the get go, and I’m really pleased by how nicely it’s turning out!

I’ve never worked with 100% silk before, though, so this brings up a question: what’s the best way to block silk? I’ve wet-blocked wool/silk blends just fine, but I’m kind of scared to do that with an all-silk yarn for some reason. I’ll have to refine my search terms and poke around online for more info…

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