Cassiopeia Mini Skein Wrap
The Cassiopeia Wrap helps all the beautiful mini skeins you’ve collected shine. This shawl is knit on the bias with easy-to-memorize stitches, making for an approachable wrap. The stitch pattern emulates the constellation after which the pattern is named with subtle W-shaped eyelets.
Yarn Calendar Perfection
Knit it with eight skeins for Hanukkah, 31 for a month of knitting, 24 for the Advent season, seven for a one-week shawl challenge – or just use this pattern with leftover scraps of various amounts for a fun, vibrant wrap.
The individual pattern is available from LoveCrafts or you can buy the entire ebook on Ravelry. Scroll down for details on the print edition of the book.
For this project, I used 16 20-gram mini skeins (a total of 320 grams total) from Eve Chambers Textiles, Mad Scientist Yarns, Mothy and the Squid, and My Mama Knits. But you can use any number or combination you want. Using 320 grams of 4ply/fingering/sock resulted in a voluminous wrap measuring 50cm (l) x 242cm (w) after blocking.
Knit it with eight skeins for Hanukkah, 24 for the Advent season, seven for a one-week shawl challenge – or just use this pattern with leftover scraps of various amounts for a fun, vibrant wrap.
Check out these previous blog posts to get to know these dyers better:
- Interview with Mad Scientist Yarns, Hand-dyer
- Interview with Eve Chambers Textiles, Hand-dyer
- Interview with My Mama Knits, Hand-dyer
About Ultraviolet Knits
My latest book, Ultraviolet Knits: Twelve knitting patterns featuring UV-reactive hand-dyed wool (Anchor and Bee, 2020), was released at the end of March. This collection features 12 original accessory knitting patterns designed with black light-reactive hand-dyed wool-based yarns.This collection is inspired by the night’s sky, some from the view from Earth, such as star-gazing from a porch swing, while others pay homage to astronomy. Each of the 12 accessory patterns works well with bold, speckled, and vibrant yarns as well as semi-solid and neutrals, making the designs well suited for using those treasured skeins in your yarn collection. These accessory designs are excellent for travel knitting given their size. For festival-goers or everyday use, these finished objects are ones you’ll want to wear.
Where to Buy the Book
Individual patterns from Ultraviolet Knits will be available on Ravelry in October 2020, but until then you can treat yourself to the entire 12-pattern collection. Each week during June, July, and August, I’ll profile one of the patterns from Ultraviolet Knits in a blog post like this one.
If you wish to purchase the entire book, it is available as a digital download from Ravelry or in print from a range of bookstores and retailers. I’m including a partial list of online retailers selling the book, though you can likely provide your local independent bookshop with the ISBN and they can order it for you.
- ISBN: 978-1-910567-06-7 (paperback)
- Price: $24.50USD / €22.00EUR
- Trim Size: 8.268” x 11.693” (A4)
- Page Count: 50
- Illustrations: 63 color photographs and illustrations
Amazon.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)
Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)