Late last week, I decided I would begin knitting with two of the skeins of yarn I bought in Berlin, one light turquoise and one black Linie Toledo. I had planned to knit a light, lace wrap for our upcoming trip to Greece, and so I set about spending hours scouring the interwebs for an appropriate pattern.
I finally came across the Ventura Wrap and decided this was the one for me. Quick, simple, requiring little memorisation and using the same weight of yarn as Linie Toledo, I was satisfied.
I had originally planned on knitting the edges (ie: a vertical stripe on either side of the top and bottom – not the two ends) in black, but I couldn’t quite figure out from these instructions how to knit together two such large strands of very differently coloured yarn in a wide open lace pattern as I was doing here, so I gave up and knitted the two ends black instead. It’s not quite as elegant as the visions I’d originally had dancing in my head of my completed product, and I still ended up having to re-start it, and large chunks of it, a frustrating number of times – but considering my skill level and the fact that it took only about a week to complete, I’m more than satisfied with it.
You can view my project’s details on Ravelry.