This stunning wrap was knit by my daughter!
When she was home in between semesters of her accelerated nursing program, I gave her free reign to raid my treasured stash of yarn. (Why yes, yes I do love her!) As if guided by a divining rod, she immediately pulled out a gradient set of yarn that was the exact opposite of the dreary, wintery days we were experiencing. All I needed to do was suggest some complementary yarns and get out of the way.
Working with the beautiful shifting color, Elizabeth opted to start with the mulberry pink first and knit bold blocks of color, segueing from pinks through oranges and landing in she called "saturated cantaloupe". In between each of the broader stripes, she knit a thin wedge of creamy white, which is comprised of mohair merino single ply and lace. (That's knitter-speak for "absurd loveliness".) And then! Then, because she's clever, she switched the motif and knit bold stripes of cream, separated by the reverse of the gradient. I love how her design makes the eye travel, wanting to take in the ever-shifting hues.
As for the dimensions of the piece? Well, they're perfect. At 13.5” (34 cm) x 66” (168 cm), it's wide enough to ward off the chilliest of breezes, whether they be from air conditioning (as I type this I'm being flogged by A/C) or hailing from Mother Nature. And it's long enough to do that wrap-around-your-neck-and-tie-it thing. Or you can swish it around your neck just once and let all that vibrant color say your howdy-dos!
Her finished wrap makes this mother's heart proud. The resulting masterpiece is luxuriously snuggly, cheerfully eye-catching, festive and fun. And just think! This listing officially makes "Bloom Handmade" a two-generation enterprise!
(Please note that, as with all the handmade pieces found here, this unique piece is truly one of a kind - once it's gone, it's GONE!)
Sunshine Yarns Gradient 100% merino wool gradient set, Marianated Yarns Ava merino lace, Shirley Brian mohair merino single ply
13.5” (34 cm) x 66” (168 cm)
Carefully hand wash and rinse in cold water using a wool wash. Do not mix with other garments. Do not agitate excessively or expose to temperature extremes, or the wool could felt. Gently press (not wring!) out excess water with a towel and dry flat in the original shape. Do not hang to dry.
Your satisfaction with your order is my paramount concern. However, given the nature of my handmade business, I must enforce this rather strict return policy. If you are unsatisfied with your order, please contact me within 7 days. If more than 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately I cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Carolyn Bloom, Bloom Handmade Studio, 11 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591, United States. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
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