Weekend Wraps Book Review and Pattern Excerpt

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Excerpted from Weekend Wraps Copyright © 2016 by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott.

 

Title: Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves, and Shawls
Author: Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre
Published by: Interweave Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-63250-278-0
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published: August 2, 2016
Price: $24.99

 

Weekend Wraps by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre, published by Interweave, contains 18 beautiful knit cowls, scarves, and shawls that are quick and easy to make. You can easily knit them over a weekend while relaxing in your favorite comfy seat. 

I love that all of the projects in Weekend Wraps are made heavy yarns so that they can be quickly made. These projects are also great because you can take most of them with you and work on them while you have a few minutes here and there.

All of the patterns in Weekend Wraps have a list of materials, gauge and sizing information, finishing information, and charts to help visualize the pattern. Some of the patterns even include a stitch guide to help you with any special stitches.

Here is what you will find in Weekend Wraps:

  • A Few Quick Cowls
    • Little Waves Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge p10
    • Post and Beam Cowl by Emma Welford p14
    • Warm Cider Cowl by Thea Colman p18
    • Interlock Cowl by Angela Tong p24
    • Wantastiquet Cowl by Rachel Stecker p28
  • Cozy Shawls
    • Turkish Lace Shawl by Angela Tong p36
    • Hiker’s Shawl by Melissa LaBarre p40
    • Gansey Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn p44
    • Fireside Shawl by Leah B. Thibault p50
  • Wrapped in Wool
    • Caeruleus Wrap by Tanis Gray p56
    • Nonotuck Wrap by Bristol Ivy p62
    • Bias Cable and Lace Stole by Leila Raabe p68
    • Highland Hooded Scarf by Kristen TenDyke p74
    • North Winds Wrap by Jocelyn J. Tunney p78
  • Not Quite a Sweater
    • Wander Shrug by Cecily Glowik MacDonald p84
    • North Star Cardigan by Amy Christoffers p90
    • Sailing Bolero by Cecily Glowik MacDonald p96
    • Getaway Poncho by Melissa LaBarre p102
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • Yarn Sources
  • About the Designers
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Here are a few of my favorite projects from the book:

I love all of the projects in this book. They are great for long-weekend projects and would make wonderful holiday gifts!

If you want to grab this book up for yourself, you can get your very own copy of Weekend Wraps by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre from the Interweave Store for just $24.99.


Bonus Content!

A HUGE thank you to Interweave for providing an excerpt from Weekend Wraps by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre for my readers! I hope you enjoy this project:

Excerpted from Weekend Wraps Copyright © 2016 by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott. 

North Winds Wrap p78, Excerpted from Weekend Wraps Copyright © 2016 by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott.

North Winds Wrap

This bulky wrap is a fun way to play with color—and to stay snug when the cold winds blow! Knit from corner to corner, it creates a diagonal striping pattern on a wrap that’s heavy enough to really keep you warm.

Finished Size

17″ (43 cm) wide and 61″ (155 cm) long.

Yarn

Chunky weight (#5 Bulky).

Shown here: O-Wool Balance Bulky (50% organic merino wool, 50% organic cotton; 106 yd [97 m]/3 ½ oz [100 g]): celestine (blue-green, A), 3 skeins; travertine (orange, B), 1 skein. O-Wool Legacy Bulky (100% organic merino wool; 106 yd [97 m]/3 ½ oz [100 g]): desert blush (light pink, C); oyster mushroom (beige, D); raincloud (light blue-green, E), 1 skein each.

Needles

Size U.S. 13 (9 mm): 24″ (60 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions

Tapestry needle.

Gauge

9 ½ sts and 19 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter st.

Stitch Guide

Increase Pattern

Row 1: K2, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2—2 sts inc’d.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Increase Patt.

Bias Pattern

Row 1: K2, yo, sssk, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Bias Patt.

Decrease Pattern

Row 1: K2, yo, sssk, knit to last 5 sts, k3tog, yo, k2—2 sts dec’d.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Decrease Patt.

Wrap

With B, CO 1 st.

Row 1: (RS) K1f/b/f—3 sts.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: [K1, m1] twice, k1—5 sts.

Row 4: Knit.

Rows 5–32: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Inc Patt (see Stitch Guide) 14 times—33 sts.

Change to C.

Row 33: K2, yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * 14 times, yo, k2—35 sts.

Row 34: Knit.

Rows 35–64: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Inc Patt 15 times—65 sts.

Change to D.

Row 65: K2, yo, sssk, *yo, k2tog; rep from * 28 more times, yo, k2.

Row 66: Knit.

Rows 67–96: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Bias Patt (see Stitch Guide) 15 times.

Change to E.

Row 97: K2, yo, sssk, *yo, k2tog; rep from * 28 more times, yo, k2.

Row 98: Knit.

Rows 99–128: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Bias Patt 15 times.

Change to A.

Row 129: K2, yo, sssk, *yo, k2tog; rep from * 28 more times, yo, k2.

Row 130: Knit.

Rows 131–192: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Bias Patt 30 times.

Rows 193–248: Work Rows 1 and 2 of Dec Patt (see Stitch Guide) 28 times—9 sts rem.

Row 249: K2, yo, sl 3 tog kwise, k2tog, psso dec st, yo, k2—7 sts rem.

Row 250: Knit.

Row 251: K2, s2kp (see Glossary), k2—5 sts rem.

Row 252: Knit.

Row 253: K1, s2kp, k1—3 sts rem.

Row 254: Knit.

Row 255: Sk2p (see Glossary)—1 st rem.

Cut yarn and fasten off rem st.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

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North Winds Wrap p78, Excerpted from Weekend Wraps Copyright © 2016 by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott.

 

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