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Its A Wrap - Primordial Sworls Wrap Folded Carelessly

It’s A Wrap!

And no, I don’t mean the Presidential election. As of this writing, it’s still up in the air.

Yes, the Primordial Sworls Wrap is published. Even natural lighting doesn’t show it off as beautiful as it is. But the pattern, yes, it’s a wrap.

Yes, It’s A Wrap – Really!

Please ignore all my “advice” about photographing your knitwear from my last post. I can NOT get a decent photo that shows the stitch definition and the color at the same time.

This garment is impossible to photograph well. I honestly wish I had a woman-friend. One that would make the shawl look more alive. And show off how it could make someone better looking just by wearing it. Anyone want to try on this beauty and do a photo shoot?

A mannequin bust is the best I could do.

Primordial Sworls Wrap Draped On Shoulders

It seems I can either show off the texture/drape/stitch design. Or I can show off the gorgeous colors. But not both.

Primordial Sworls Wrap Folded Except the End

After blocking, the shawl ended up being about 20″ (50 cm) wide and 75″ (190 cm). Given how much variation there can be in yarn choice the effects of blocking, I’ve set the gauge in the pattern to be measured before blocking. That way, if you’re getting gauge while you knit, it’s all good. It seems the garment could be even more aggressively blocked than I did. But, I’ve very fond of the final fabric of this wrap.

The pattern is up and live on Ravelry priced at US$5.00.  I would be very grateful if you could add it to your favorites, or your queue. Or better yet purchase and make the wrap (and of course, add it to your Projects on Ravelry).

Current Knitting

Last week, I ordered two colorways of Uneek Sock yarn from The Perfect Purl.

Uneek Sock Yarn 01 Color 68 and 53

I purchased them with the intention of making a second Primordial Sworls Wrap.  So this was my calming project last night.

Primordial Soup Shawl 11-04-20 01

Loving it so far and this yarn changes in such beautifully long color lengths.

I also made some progress on the Shaker Rib Cardigan.

I grafted the right-front shoulder seam and even started the left front.

Shaker Rib Cardigan 11-04-20 02

So it looks like I’ll be sharing my knitting time between two projects again.

How are you doing?

7 comments on “It’s A Wrap!

  1. I just favorited your pattern and will buy it soon. However, I think you could get more attention on your pattern if you made more use of tags. I used tags for searching a lot and your only tag is “stripes/colorwork”. I think you should consider adding “fingering” and “rectangle-shaped” and “shawl/wrap”.

    Also, to me the piece does not actually look “striped” even though you are working it with two colors and alternating; the colors are varied enough that they don’t really stripe per se. But it’s a cool pattern. I really like the shot of it with light behind it showing off the texture. Going to go look at my stash now.

    Also, didn’t you say that you had a video of how to do the sworls? Shouldn’t that be mentioned on the pattern description too?

    1. Thanks Kay…great feedback and advice!
      The second one will look more striped, so hopefully it will live up to the only tag I started with on Ravelry.
      I couldn’t find “fingering” as a tag, so I suggested it and added a bunch of others including “rectangle-shaped” and “shawl-wrap”.
      The video tutorial is linked in the pattern itself…mostly to encourage people to purchase the pattern, but if you message me, I’d be more than happy to send you the link.
      Thanks again!

      1. Great tags on there now! And telling the potential buyer that there’s a tutorial in the tags is brilliant. OK I’ll go buy it now. 🙂

        BTW you can use whatever tags you like and most people who tag with a type of yarn will either use fingering or fingering-weight. I always put those tags in my favorites and use them when I search patterns since I usually have some yarn I’m looking for a place to use, if you know what I mean.

  2. Good morning Joe!
    I love your Primordial Sworls Wrap! Love it so much I bought the pattern.
    But now, if I may, I need to ask you a couple of questions.
    First of all — your instructions call for 1000-1240 yards of yarn. But the Uneek sock yarn you show comes packed as two 220yard cakes = 440yard each. Did you buy two (or one-and-a-half) sets of each colour? Or am I reading something wrongly?
    Second — it’s your choice of colourways that first drew me to this project. Looking over the Perfect Purl website, my best guess is that these colourways are #58 and #68? If this is so, please let me know. If not, I stand ready to be corrected.

    1. Thank you fritz. For both the pattern purchase and the question. The two yarns are used one took 400 which was the darker or what I call the main color yarn. The other one takes about 840 if I remember correctly. I did end up buying 2 100 g balls of each color sock yarn from Uneek sock to start the newest one. Hope that answers your question

  3. Gorgeous as always!!! Curious what the pattern would look like in a solid🤔 That new yarn for your new project is so cool! I’m a sock knitter! I must check this out😍😋

  4. Purchased the pattern and look forward to trying to replicate your shawl once I finish working through my WIP pile. Thanks for listing the colors and amounts in your Ravelry post on the shawl.

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