There's a great bit of dialog in one of my favorite movies, Price (played by oh-so-handsome, Peter Graves) says to one of his barrack mates, "Don't bother, Sefton. I don't like you, I never did, and I never will." Sefton (played by William Holden) comes back with, "A lot of people say that, and the first thing you know it, they get married and live happily ever after."
That scene pretty much sums up this Kureyon wrap sample we got with our Noro order. I'm not a fan of triangular wraps in general. I feel like the proportion is all wrong. I think the shape is hard to wear and unflattering. I don't typically think of Kureyon as a fabric for clothing as the colors are often bright and can be hard to wear. So when the triangular wrap arrived unblocked and curling up at the edges, I was not so excited. But there it was. We couldn't display it looking as it did, so I gave it a nice little Eucalan bath and blocked the ever-lovin' life out of it. It's so big, I had to fold it in half to block it.
The next day when I came in and it was drizzly outside and a little bit cold in the shop. Taking the wrap off the blocking board, I draped it around my shoulders and formed a little shawl collar around my neck. I wore it all day. And the next day. And the next. When I came in on Tuesday, Ginni said, "You're wearing that shawl again."
It's actually my new favorite thing. Here's why
- The points are long enough if the front that it stays on my shoulders with no effort at all. Not slippy or fiddly. You just put it on and it stays. I went about my busy day and didn't think about the shawl once. That's what I like. No fuss, no muss.
- The fabric has enough body to create a really nice little shawl collar that makes it look and feel like a legit garment. Not a full on sweater, but a something that's more than a scarf - it's an integral part of your outfit and not an afterthought.
- Its striking colors change take center stage, turning boring pants and a plain top into a smashing, well constructed outfit.
- The texture of the yarn makes the shawl equally comfortable with jeans or dress slacks. I've worn it with both, as well as with a skirt, and it just works. It's one of those accessories that's comfortable in any setting. Okay, maybe not with an evening gown, but you get what I mean.
The pattern is free with the purchase of 6 skeins of Kureyon or Silk Garden. Come by and pick out yours today, or order it here.