WIP – Assana Wrap

In February I’ll be leading a knit-along at the shop, and I’ve already started it because I literally could not wait. This pattern is Assana Wrap by Ambah O’Brien, whose designs I have been loving lately. They’re interesting yet not too complex, which is the perfect type of pattern for a KAL. We need KAL patterns to offer new skills for participants, but also not be too difficult so that they have to rely on us for constant help. fullsizerender-89

I’m using Baah La Jolla, a merino & nylon fingering weight yarn, pictured above. I’m using Over the Moon as my MC, Slate as CC1, & Bronze as CC2.This is one of my favorite fingering weight yarns because once it’s blocked, it is light and airy and soft. They also have a great color palette, including speckled and variegated yarns (though I usually stick to the solids – what can I say, my color choices are super predictable & I know what I like!)  I had to size up to US #5 32″ circular needles because I’m a bit of a tight knitter. I’m using the Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina needles and completely LOVE them. In fact, I’m thinking about getting an interchangeable set of them because they’re so smooth & pointy!

I have completed the Increase Section & Even Stripe Section, and have begun the Assana Even Lace (Chart A). The lace is not difficult because you can easily see the pattern that is forming! I would definitely recommend this pattern so far! We’ll see if I can make it last through February!


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