Designed in collaboration with Loop London Yarn store and The Border Mills yarn companies.
The dimensional texture of the Crepe Myrtle Wrap can be created using Brioche or Tuck method (both available in the pattern directions). In Olga’s words:“I have been knitting on the pink version wrap, which reminded me of the crepe myrtle trees in varieties of colors that bloom all summer in the area where I live”.
The Pink/Plum version uses: The Border Mill “North Coast 4 Ply Tweed” (100% Shetland wool), 180 meters / 197 yards),50 grams / 1.76 ounces
3 balls of MC – Rockpool (150 gr)
1 ball of CC 1 – Rosa Canina
1 ball of CC 2 – Erica
1 ball of CC 3 – Summer Isles
1 ball of CC 4 – Willowherb
1 ball of CC 5 – Achiltibuie
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
4mm (UK 8 / US 6) circular needle, 60cm (24”) length
5mm (UK 6 / US 8) circular needle, 60cm (24”) length – used for cast-on/cast-off only
4mm (US G) crochet hook
16 sts and 52 rows to 10cm (4in) over Crepe Myrtle stitch pattern on 4mm needle after blocking
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as necessary to ensure an accurate finish.
Note: Crepe Myrtle uses a brioche/tuck stitch style pattern that is incredibly stretchy.
One size: 188cm (74in) long x 47cm (18½in) wide