Knitted Wrap · Knitting

Margot Wrap is Finished

Hello blogging friends. I hope it is much warmer where you are than where I am. It has been so cold this week. So, since cold and snow has kept me inside, I thought I would get my Margot Wrap fully finished. I added some wool wash to a sink full of cold water and put my wrap in to soak for about 15 minutes. I pulled out the blocking boards, pins and blocking wires.

Margot Wrap soaking

There is just something about a knit (or crochet) project soaking in a bubble bath. The colors become brighter and the patterns seem to be more prominent. I love it! After soaking for about 15 minutes, I pressed out as much water as I could and then rolled the wrap in a towel and pressed to get the rest of the water out.

Margot Wrap blocking

Since this was a long wrap with mostly straight sides, I decided to use the blocking wires. If you haven’t used them before, they are long, skinny rods that come in various lengths. Mine are about 36″ long and I don’t know why, but they remind me of a car radio antenna. Well, sort of. Anyway, you just weave them through your garment and add some blocking pins to hold in place. When I use them, I seem to take a longer time to weave them through than if I had just used the blocking pins. But I was able to get it all blocked and let it sit overnight. It blocked out beautifully!

Margot Wrap
Margot Wrap

The colors are so beautiful and the criss crosses blocked out nicely.

Margot Wrap

It really turned out lovely and I can’t wait to wear it the next time I go out. The details on this wrap: It is the 2021 Advent from Speckled Finch Studios. The pattern is The Margot Wrap by Yvonne Poon and is available on Ravelry.

So that is what I have been up to. What are you up to?

Ginny

14 thoughts on “Margot Wrap is Finished

  1. What a gorgeous wrap!!! I really love the colors of the yarn , absolutely perfect for this design. Aren’t blocking wires great ? I use mine for shawls and lace wraps or scarves

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    1. Thank you, Tina. The yarns from Speckled Finch are absolutely beautiful. I am hoping that some, if not all, will be available in full skeins this year.
      I have mixed feelings about blocking wires. I tend to only use them when my shawl or wrap has straight sides. But they seem to take me longer to use than blocking pins. Maybe if I use them more, I will get faster at using them.

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  2. The colors & patterns are so very pretty.
    Congrats on your finish.
    I am trying to finish crocheting an afghan for a friend.
    Marilyn

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    1. I really enjoyed knitting this wrap, Marilyn. Since it uses mini skeins, I will probably make it again some time. I have been thinking about pulling out my crocheted squares that I did quite some time ago and try to stitch them together. Enjoy crocheting your afghan.

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