With the chill in the air, I have been wearing my wrap ever since it came off the needles the second time.
Who am I kidding? I was wearing it proudly even when it had the uneven ends. It is truly a gorgeous piece - the weight, the drape, the fiber content...ahh!
This time, I used Blue Sky Alpaca Melange for something different (the first time, my sample knit was done in Madelinetosh Pashmina). Each yarn is quite different, but both produce an equally stunning garment- it is by far the most luxurious knit I own (both of them, for that matter- as soon as I finished my second Legacy, my first one arrived in the mail the next day!).
When I purchased my final skein of yarn, I also bought 6 pedestal buttons- 1 large, 5 medium size. The large button can be seen in the first picture above. I use it when I want to wear my wrap as a ...well- wrap, I suppose (maybe I should say "poncho'?). The five smaller buttons are used to hold the ends of the wrap together when I want to wear it more like a scarf or cowl.
Finally, for those of you who have been itching to make your own Legacy, I am happy to report that the pattern is available for download on Ravelry (Yipee!).
Here's some details:
approximately 1000 yards of sportweight yarn
or size needed to obtain gauge
20 sts 30 rows = 4"/10mm in stockinette stitch
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