That Isabell Kraemer Wrap: Tips and Tricks

By Ann Shayne
September 25, 2018

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  • I love it, but it does look like quite a project. I’ll save it for after Christmas.

    • It has just the right proportion of Pay Attention and TV Knitting. Just when you hit your limit of teardrop stitch, guess what: you’re done!

  • I made this too and I agree it was a joy to knit.

    • Did you do pom poms? I am torn between pom poms and tassels. I’ve never made a tassel. Seems like a thing somebody should do.

  • Stunningly gorgeous!!!!

  • What colors did you use? I love it!

    • Hi Susan–that’s Slate, Blue Jean Baby, and Wine Dark Sea.

  • That teardrop stitch does look intriguing – thanks for making it sound easy to do 🙂 And I love the colors you chose for this. As usual!

    • Thanks, Q. The 5 in 1 is definitely easy, yet at one point I had to go lie down. STAMINA. WHERE IS THE STAMINA?

  • A thing of beauty, indeed.

  • I loved knitting this wrap and I admit to being particularly chuffed at my own result. I, too, loved my fibers (Manos & Julie Asselin). Your colors are STUNNING! Will look for another pattern to use this exact color combo!

    • Would love to see yours–is it on Ravelry? Also: DID YOU POM POM?

  • Gorgeous! I love her designs – I’ve knit 2 of her sweaters, have all of them in my queue; her patterns are elegant yet straightforward. This wrap is in my queue too – your colors are lovely!

    • Isabell’s sweaters are such a joy. Such a superfan.

  • It wasn’t in my queue until I saw your version! So lovely!

  • thanks for this post. loved your insights and bobble link. going to look more at that yarn—looks yummy!

  • That is a beautiful wrap! I’ll put it on my list, minus the bobbles. I think these patterns are nice for showcasing colors:

    Random Act of Colors

    Pearl Diver Cowl

    Little Big Wrap—stripetastic-version

    On the Spice Market

    Random Act of Colors

  • Just stunning . . . Hope you’re going to the opera soon!

  • It looks like you left off the big bobbles on the edge.

    • Yes, the pom poms! I haven’t decided whether to go with pom poms or the more dangly tassel idea. I’m kind of feeling tasselly these days. Decisions!

  • Also, one of my most favorite scarves is the Chevron Scarf by Sarah Hatton. I used up sock leftovers for this but it would be beautiful in this new yarn of yours.

  • I highly recommend the 2nd Ave pattern by Amy Miller. Lots of fun color blocks and a great graphic look.

    • I wear my 2nd Ave frequently. It was such a fun, soothing knit!

  • I feel your Pom Pom angst deeply. The clear answer would be to make both Pom poms and tassels. Detachable of course. That shawl is just too gorgeous not to have multiple options. See you at Rhinebeck!

    • OK you’re next-leveling this thing–I never thought about accessorizing a shawl. This changes everything.

      Rhinebeck is going to be so fun! Cannot WAIT.

      • Happy to enable the process! Lol

    • Yes, what a genius idea!!!

  • It’s gorgeous! Just the right amount of texture variation…and still looks shawl-drapey. I do like a good pompom, but I’m thinking the tassels would be right here. Either way, you’ve made a winner!

  • This looks so lovely and interesting to knit! It is messing with my plan to use this yarn for the Starry Night wrap ( in Inkling + Pumpkin. Maybe I’ll just order the yarn for both 😉

    Of course I also just received my Knit Stars Freia Shawl balls from MDK and am hankering to cast on the Parallelogram wrap too. If only I were a quick knitter!!

  • Is the purple-y color the “Slate”? Does it look more grey in your real life?

  • I would love to use that yarn but it is quite expensive to import it into Spain. Any substitution suggestion? Love love love the colors you have used!

  • Steven B has some shawls that call for multi colors. Yours is lovely! I like the teardrop stitch better than a bobble. I will have to try it.

  • Absolutely in love with this pattern! It was my relaxin summer project, made it in pinks, beiges, grays & slatey blues, added the pompoms- love love love them!

    Highly recommend casting this one on!

  • Lovely! What bind-off did you use?

  • I saw this shawl (Isabell Kraemer’s A Girl’s Best Friend made with Barnyard Fiberworks Sock yarn) in a 2018 letter. It is made with Slate, Blue Jean Baby and Wine Dark colors and it is beautiful! Is there any chance at all of getting those colors in the Barnyard Fiberworks Sock yarn? If not, would you have any sock yarn similar to those colors? Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated! Thanks.