Polka Dot Cottage: That’s a wrap.

That’s a wrap.

Posted March 6th, 2014 by

Scrap clay buttons from Polka Dot Cottage

Scrap clay buttons from Polka Dot Cottage

Scrap clay buttons from Polka Dot Cottage

Any Way Wrap (pattern by Twig + String) at Polka Dot Cottage

Any Way Wrap (pattern by Twig + String) at Polka Dot Cottage

Any Way Wrap (pattern by Twig + String) at Polka Dot Cottage

Any Way Wrap (pattern by Twig + String) at Polka Dot Cottage

Any Way Wrap (pattern by Twig + String) at Polka Dot Cottage

My browser ate my post last night.

Dump one measly cup of coffee into your laptop and it gets all temperamental on you! I tell you. Computing has become an exercise in frustration lately. I think I need to be on the lookout for an affordable replacement for my laptop.

Anywho, I am not prepared to rewrite the whole darn thing, so please allow me to let the pictures do most of the talking for me.

I will say, that this is the Any Way Wrap by Stephanie Sario of Twig & String. You can find the Ravelry details here.

I made this sucker in just a few hours. I’m primarily a worsted-weight and G-hook kind of girl, but after this I can totally see the appeal of super bulky M-hook projects!

My biggest difficulty with this wrap is that I can’t figure out the best way to wear it for a flattering fit. I was originally seduced by the cover image where the wrap is buttoned in the back, but on me the button is too low. I must be too short. I’m going to try blocking the wrap to the listed measurements and seeing if that works. I also plan to stalk Ravelry and see how other people wear it.

If I can’t make it work, no big deal – I can just whip up another (smaller) one. They are SO fast!

The buttons are also handmade. I used my usual button-making method, but instead of veneering them with a fancy millefiori cane design, I took a few slices from a chunk of funky-looking scrap clay I’ve been saving. I love the way they came out! I’m glad I made a few extras.

[edited: I just had an ah-ha! moment. When you button the back of the shawl, you also should button the front of it. That brings the back button up significantly, and holds it all together much better. Unfortunately, I've also discovered that I'm kind of a terrible shape for this look, so until I skinny up significantly, I will probably wear it another way.]

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  • Very cool wrap and love the awesome buttons, Lisa :)
    ✿ Enjoy this post from Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion): Prepping for BSBP and Some Cattitude

  • Stephanie says:

    Lisa, I love your bright, custom buttons with the gray Any Way Wrap! Thanks a bunch for the link and gorgeous photos! If you do decide to make another one that is slightly smaller, try starting with less initial Solomon Stitches. I made one for a girlfriend who is about 5’4″ and started with 38 SS. You can also make your SS shorter for a tighter lace and it will shrink it up a bit too. :) You were right, the cover photo is buttoned in the front and back. Now I enjoy wearing it just wrapped sort of messy around my shoulders like a cowl and buttoned into place so it stays put. I also had someone suggest adding more buttons to increase the possibilities of wrappery. haha

    Steph

    • Lisa says:

      Ah! I’m 5’3″ so that would probably be better for me. Also, I think I would add another row to widen it a smidge, since it’s a bit of a stretch for me to button both sides.

      I think rather than more buttons, a nice shawl pin in the shoulder would be perfect (and moveable). Back to the clay table, LOL!

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