If you missed previous parts of Spirits of Life CAL, please check General Information, Important Notes, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8.
Last week was very relaxed I hope. And today’s border is very simple, too. It consists of only rounds with single and double crochet stitches (US terms) and almost no counting is involved. So after you finish first round you can grab a cup of tea and continue with the pattern watching your favourite TV shows.
Why do I mention first round? Because on that round you will work evenly around entire wrap (it should be blocked already). I know many people I scared by “work evenly” instructions. To make it easier for you, I have given exact stitch count for every part of the wrap. So first round is broken into smaller sections, and hopefully it will be easy to be on track.
Please, note that my stitch count is perfect for the size and gauge given in the pattern. If your gauge was different, you might need to improvise a bit. The main rule is that your border must not ruffle. And it should not be pulling, too.
In case you don’t have enough yarn to finish the border as per pattern – don’t worry. You can absolutely join a new color in the middle of the round and continue to work with it. I would say different colors of yarn in the same round will make your wrap look very authentic.
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**Errata** in some translations it was written to join Yarn F in the final stitch. It was an error. Please, make first round of the border with Yarn H :)
Part 9 - Afrikaans
Part 9 - Czech
Part 9 - Danish
Part 9 - Dutch
Part 9 - English (UK)
Part 9 - English (US)
Part 9 - Finnish
Part 9 - French
Part 9 - German
Part 9 - Hebrew
Part 9 - Norwegian
Part 9 - Polish
Part 9 - Portuguese
Part 9 - Spanish
Part 9 - Swedish
Part 9 - Russian
And if you have plenty of yarn left, here is my placement of colors for each of three colorways.
Here is a short video showing how the rounds begin and finish with a “needle join” (a nice opportunity to practice invisible join, isn’t?)
If you purchased an official Scheepjes kit you might be curious what is the metal ring for. And now I can tell you! It’s for a bonus pattern – a mandala wall hanging – which will be made with leftovers. The mandala design is created already and will be put to test this week. But since many of you are behind with the CAL and Christmas is almost here, I thought I would release bonus pattern early in January. When everyone will be back from holidays, fresh and ready for the new challenges!
Are you making this wrap for yourself or as a gift? :) I would love to hear from you in comments!!
- Spirits of Life CAL was sponsored by Scheepjes. There are still kits available for purchase (at the time of posting) at Wool Warehouse HERE (UK, international shipping) and Loveknitting HERE (US).
- You can join Official CCC Social group on Facebook which is an official host of Spirits of Life CAL. You will get all needed support and help there. You can also join my Ravelry group HERE and ask questions in CAL threads.
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