A Knitted Wonder
In June of 2017 the Wonder Woman movie was released and geeks were happy. Not long after the Wonder Woman Wrap designed by Carissa Browning appeared on Ravelry.com and geek knitters were happy. It quickly became one of the year’s most popular patterns. I was among those who couldn’t wait to make one.
The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. I chose Knit Picks Stoll Tonal Sock Yarn in the colors Heartfelt (red) and Poppy Field (gold). For the non-knitter, the weight is the thickness of the yarn. Fingering weight is thin yarn used mostly for socks, small accessories, and baby clothes. The “tonal” in the yarn means that there is a slight variation in the color, which I thought would add a little depth to the project. You can use any yarn that you’d like that meets the patterns specifications.
When I downloaded the pattern, I was happy to see how well written and laid out it is. The designer sets you up for success. The pattern is divided into sections, each beginning with a color-coded diagram to illustrate what area you are working on. Each section ends with a count of the number of stitches that you should be finishing with. The glossary of abbreviations is clear and helpful, especially for a new knitter.
I casted on the beginning of my wrap and got to work. I felt no need to improvise, just followed along with the pattern step-by-step. For an experienced knitter, this can be very relaxing. A newer knitter might appreciate the clear guidance and the chance to practice new skills. By the time that I got to the end of the first “W”, I was really excited to see how well it was turning out.
Working on this project was really fun and went pretty smoothly. I was happy to get to the bind off in the best way possible (and show my new finished project off to everyone).
Would I make this project again? Yes, maybe as a gift for a friend or in an alternative colorway. I’ve seen a few of the latter and they’re great. Would I recommend the Wonder Woman Wrap to other knitters? Yes, knitters of all skill levels will have fun and end up with a great geeky accessory. Head over to Ravelry.com and download the Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning. There’s also a Crochet Version for those who prefer hooks to sticks. I look forward to seeing what you make.
Ravenclaw, knitting enthusiast, equestrienne, bookworm, and Clone Club member.