I’m not saying that having our own yarn shop makes us feel drunk with power—but I’m not NOT saying that. Every once in a while, a great notion takes hold of us, and we get to make it happen, to fulfill that wish.
That’s the story of the Earth Stripe Wrap Bundle, in a nutshell. Ann and I saw it on the cover of a magazine years ago, and immediately started sending each other breathless emails. The Earth Stripe Wrap has remained etched on our souls ever since.
I mean, look at it:
It’s translucent, yet fluffy.
Only Kaffe Fassett could dive into Rowan’s dazzling, bewilderingly broad color range for Kidsilk Haze, and come up clasping these precise colors, and then combining them—in two-strand marls—for a wrap this rich, deep, and subtle. This is artistry. This is why we knit.
The Earth Stripe Wrap will make people gasp at its beauty, but it’s utterly simple knitting: stockinette stripes that go on and on, with a lanky, lush fringe that takes it over the top. Sometimes, more really is more—and this is one of those times.
One thing we know as knitters: to make a bucket-list, polychrome piece like this, you need either (1) superknitterly tenacity, to source all the right colors in the right quantities, or (2) a kit.
We decided the kit was the way to go.
These simple balls of Kidsilk Haze + Kaffe Fassett’s playful and painterly imagination = extraordinary beauty.
As beautiful as these pictures by Chris Sharp are, photography cannot completely capture the nuanced gorgeousness of these marled stripes—or the way the Earth Stripe Wrap makes us feel.
We don’t want to tell you what to do, but we strongly suggest that you make this for yourself and no one else. It’s all yours.