Hi, everybody. Here's something to try if you're feeling free-range adventurous:
These wraps are so simple to make: just one long rectangle knit on gigantico needles. If you'd like to make one like it, track down a hank of Great Adriondack's Surprise in 'Kenya' and then go a-gathering for like shades that pick up it's hand-dyed mix of mysterious tones. There's a rich undergrowth purple happening there, lots of tealy-greens and every other shade of green under the trees from grass to emerald.
Here's the recipe:
With size 9mm/US13 needles, cast on 100 stitches with your lushest, greeniest yarn (I used La Lana's Bombyx hand-dyed silk) and work 10 rows seed (k1,p2)
Change yarns to GA Surprise and work two-wrap drop stitch
Change yarns to turquoise and work another 10 rows seed
Change back to green and work 4 rows garter
Continue working in blocks of seed, garter and drop stitch alternating yarns that pick up the colors in the Surprise (or any variegated or hand-dyed yarn you choose) until you reach the end. When do you know when the end comes to meet you? When you think it's long enough. Really.
Though I've used tres expensive yarns, this design will work with any yarn, any weight, honest!http://www.janethornley.com/blog/index.php/site/KnittersCorner/green_before_the_gold_a_free_free_range_pattern/