A Forever Favorite: Earth Stripe Wrap

By Kay Gardiner
November 10, 2022

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  • I have knit this, making it longer than suggested! It was wonderful to see the colour combinations emerging, making it a quick and delightful knit. I used tassels at the four corners rather than a full fringe; it is so warm! Just knit it…

  • Not sure why it took me until this moment today to think of: Kaffe Fasset + Stephen West. The SW version of this would be not marled, just doubled, to amp up the color. Or? And? Some kidsilk haze and some just silk to give it droop and fluff. Because really, I’m looking at this wondering if it would leave me a bunch of leftover tidbits of kidsilk haze, to throw into some SW I want to knit.

    • It’s funny, I had the same thoughts as you with SW and Kaffe Fasset, and how much alike they are with their color. I’ve just started to be a fan of SW but have never knit anything of either.

  • Thank you. Just thank you.

    • You’re welcome. <3

  • As Tropical Storm Nicole rages outside, this wrap took me to another place! Thank you!

  • It’s pretty. The only two problems for me are mohair and all that fringe.

  • I too have knit this – just recently in fact – and LOVE how it looks and feels. I’m so enamored with this that I’m already thinking of making another one using different color combinations. Kaffe and Stephen are both favorites of mine and mainly for their color sense.

    The only thing I didn’t do with my wrap was to use any fringe at all. I’m just not a fringe person. To me, it’s just as lovely without it.

    • I am certain it is lovely without the fringe! And then you have more or bigger little nubbins of Kid Silk Haze to hoard like precious rubies. (That’s just me that hoards them?)

  • Kay, you sure know how to make a person NEED a product. Your way with words..

    • When I feel strongly I really get going, don’t I? :))))

  • Wondering how the edges are finished off? Ravelry contributors frequently mention they are not happy with the crochet finish. These photos look like the edges are neat and orderly. What about the numerous ends? Are they woven in?

    • same question : how to manage the numerous color changes? it looks like there are two (3?) garter stitches on each side?same colour all along the edges…

      • I wonder if this yarn can be spit felted? Spoiled doing the temperature blanket-no ends to weave.

      • I have the same question as well. Thank you.

    • The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.com: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/earth-stripe-wrap

      The pattern calls for a crochet edging after the piece is knitted. I agree that our photos of the sample (which we had to return—sob!) show 2 stitches of garter in a single color at the edge, and that is the way I would do it. I would start off knitting 2 garter ridges in that color, and then continue to knit 2 stitches on the two edges in that color for the whole wrap, then finish with 2 garter ridges of that color.

      Re: the color changes, Kid Silk Haze makes this effortless and bulk-free—you just continue knitting with one strand of both the old color(s) and the new color(s) for a few stitches, then cut the old color(s). If you do the 2 stitches of garter at the edge, that makes this switch happen well inside the edge, for extra neatness. The thin-ness of Kid Silk Haze is a real asset here.

      • I find knitting with the old and new colors at the start of a color change to be easier than spit-felting, but spit-felting might also work. Can’t be sure until you try!

      • Excellent. Thank you. I’m ordering. x

      • Still a semi-beginner…this would mean knitting two rows at beginning and end of wrap and then knitting 2 stitches at the beginning and end of each row, even on the purl side? Would you carry that yarn up the side?

  • Cannot wait to start this!!! Seeing the kit in person, and feeling the fabulous yarn, pushed me over the edge and I had to buy it!!

    • As soon as you left, Mia, Ann texted me that you’d gotten the Earth Stripe, so we could both sighhhhhhhhh…..be sure to share a photo of yours!

      • I definitely will!

  • OUT OF STOCK, already?? I am so disappointed. Hope it comes in soon.

  • I think currently knitting Gossamer is a gateway knit for Kidsilk Haze held double projects! And I’m a swooner for Kaffe’s stripes any day.

  • I remember when this issue of Rowan came out – and making kits of KSH for it at the shop I worked in then. Such fun to see them in progress and finished.

  • Oh no! Out of stock. Please lmk when you have it again. Thank you.

  • Well, that sold out in a hot minute! I think I’d do tiny tassels instead of all that fringe. Truly beautiful colors.

  • The moment I saw that you had a KIT! for this project I have lusted after for years (decades?) I ran upstairs to grab my credit card! No hesitation, no second guessing. Thanks so much for making this kit available. I can’t wait to open the box and see all these glorious colors together!

  • That was quick!

  • Where do I find the product listing to get the shades of Kid Silk Haze used in the Earth Stripe Wrap?

  • When the kits are restocked, I want to be able to order one. Is it possible to send an email for me to be able to order? If not, I understand the volume of emails would be overwhelming. Still, if you are able to let me know, THANK YOU in advance. Jane Cole/[email protected]

  • O. M. G please please let me know when you get more in stock! It’s is stunning! Thank you! [email protected].