The Move on up wrap is based on the Apache Tears pattern by Sarah London. This technic uses stitches in the back loop only and front loop only to create a pattern. If you are not familiar with this stitch I would recommend to practise a little before you are starting the wrap.
For my wrap i used the whole colour range of 50gram Scheepjes Cahlista which is 99 colours. There is also a Cahlista Colour Pack of 15 gram balls available. You will get 109 colours with this pack. As approximately 12 grams of every colour (except the basic colour white) are used in this pattern, the colour pack is highly recommended. You can use the ten extra colours and make the wrap a little longer or you just save the colours for another project.
The Wrap is worked on right side only which means that you do not turn your work. You join and fasten off in every row. But that doesn´t mean that the backside isn´t beatiful. The right side pattern makes the backside slightly wavy which looks gorgeous in my humble opinion. Especially if you did not expect such a fantastic backside.
I did not add a border to the wrap as I think the loose ends really look nice.
If you use my patterns and post pictures in social medias it would be nice to link or refer to my blog www.martinupnorthblog.wordpress.com and use #martinupnorth . Feedback is more than welcome!
And if you have a motivaton problem or you need a break, always think of Beppo Roadsweeper:
“You see, Momo,’ he [Beppo Roadsweeper] told her one day, ‘it’s like this. Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you’ll never get it swept.’
He gazed silently into space before continuing. ‘And then you start to hurry,’ he went on. ‘You work faster and faster, and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you’re out of breath and have to stop – and still the street stretches away in front of you. That’s not the way to do it.’
He pondered a while. Then he said, ‘You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.’
Again he paused for thought before adding, ‘That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that’s how it ought to be.’
There was another long silence. At last he went on, ‘And all at once, before you know it, you find you’ve swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. What’s more, you aren’t out of breath.’ He nodded to himself. ‘That’s important, too,’ he concluded.”
Momo by Michael Ende
More adventure ahead. More to come soon from up north…