The Fletch Wrap
The Fletch Wrap is designed to fit comfortably around your shoulders while keeping it in place with buttons or shawl pins/clips. The Fletch Wrap features a chevron design made with the use of color. This wrap is also versatile enough that you can use any one or more colors you’d like.
Winner of Judges’ Choice in Round 12 of Battle of the Stitches!
Now, this is an honor! I never expected to win when I decided to challenge in round 12 of Battle of the Stitches. I joined with the idea of stretching myself and pushing past my self placed comfort zone. Color changing in designs is not something I embrace easily, in fact I shy away from it every chance I get. With the Fletch Wrap, I did the unexpected, of me, I embraced color changes and owned it! I knew that if I wanted to make a design worthy of my fellow designers who were also challenging in BOS I needed to step up my design ideas.
Another big challenge in the BOS, was not knowing ahead of time what stitch was going to be used as the main focal point of our designs. So, I had NO idea what I was going to do. I couldn’t decide ahead of time what to make because I didn’t know the stitch. And, in not knowing the stitch, I didn’t know what type of fiber and yarn weight category I would use, let alone hook size! Once the stitch was revealed, I then needed to test out yarns and hook sizes with the stitch. My ideas for the design went from an oversized, cocoon type sweater to a wrap… for several reasons. One, I didn’t have enough time to create my vision (I’m a slow crocheter), and two, I felt the stitch was yarn heavy – meaning it takes quite a bit of yarn to create the Starburst Stitch. So, I knew I didn’t want a design that would be too heavy to wear, and I didn’t have enough time to order a lighter weight yarn to pull off a cocoon type sweater in time for the deadline. HOWEVER, I have to say that I am happy with my choice of yarn simply because I felt that the yarn was a great choice for the stitch. Perhaps a lighter yarn weight, like a #2 would not have allowed the stitch to shine, and a #4 would have been too bulky, for me.
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