Designer Feature: Heliconia Wrap by Noriko Ho

In the last week, we have experienced snow, 30 mph winds, 70 degree sunny days, and pouring rain. All this crazy weather can only mean one thing: spring is here! It also means magazine publishers are releasing their spring and summer issues, chock full of lovely, lightweight, lacy knitting and crochet to meet your warm-weather needs. 

The Summer 2016 issue of Knitscene recently went live, and the issue is filled with breezy knits designed to take you to the Tropics. 

The Heliconia Wrap by Noriko Ho, designed using The Fibre Co. Meadow in my favorite pink, cosmos, is a versatile piece that acts as vest, wrap, or shawl depending on how you chose to wear it. 

From the magazine: 
Two lace panels are strategically seamed to create a stunning oversized knitted cardigan. Worn loose or belted, this dramatic ruana is the perfect cover-up for a summer day.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:The Fibre Co. Meadow: cosmos, 3 (4) skeins. 
GAUGE:  29 sts and 34 rows = 4” in St st
NEEDLES: US 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
NOTIONS: Markers (m), removable m, tapestry needle, stitch holder
SIZE: 33½ (39)” back width at underarm; shown in size 33½” on model with 37” bust.

You can purchase the magazine in digital form here. Happy Spring!

- KGO