Peargirl Oregon Spring Wrap

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Peargirl Oregon Spring Wrap knitting pattern

Anyone living in Oregon knows that spring is unpredictable. Clouds and sun are in constant
competition throughout any given day. The sky can darken to the deepest grey, almost black,
followed by a shower of hail that blankets the ground, and then suddenly the sun bursts
through, as if to say “I don’t think so”! The air warms quickly and the sun creates an almost
neon glow reflecting from the rain on the acid green new foliage of all the trees and shrubs,
while the flowers in bloom bask radiantly in the brilliance. This is short-lived, however, as the
clouds obscure the sun once again, making those fleeting moments even more precious. This
particular color of Silk Garden reminds me of those spring days in my garden in Dexter,
Oregon, where I love to spend my time. I chose the Flying Chevron lace pattern from Barbara
G. Walker’s “A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns” because it reminds me of the mass
migration of thousands of geese in flight that can often be seen in Oregon, as my daughter,
Alexandra (my model), was lucky enough to witness this spring.
Materials : Noro Silk Garden (110 yds/50 gr) – 5 skeins (I used color 309), 4 skeins are needed for the body of the wrap, and one skein for the crochet fringe
Needles: 5.50 mm (#9 US) 16” circular needles, 4.50 mm (G) Crochet Hook for crochet fringe
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge : 1 pattern repeats equals approximately 3.5 inches, although gauge is not crucial