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A Stunning Wrap: L'Escargot Bleu

A Stunning Wrap: L'Escargot Bleu

It's not often that I can convince one of my girls to model for me, so when Calais agreed to show off the new L'Escargot Bleu wrap, I jumped at the chance. Our photoshoot took place on the shores of Lake Tahoe, CA during our family vacation in July.

This stunning wrap is my favorite recently completed project. Designed by Lisa Di Fruscia for Espace Tricot, the pattern is free on Ravelry.

L'Escargot Wrap Knit with Ecopuno

In her description, Lisa writes, "A simple but effective scarf / wrap in the form of a sail: it begins at the narrowest point and widens by increasing 2 stitches every 6 rows. Each stripe is 6 rows. On the 3rd row of each stripe, there is an increase at each end of the row. Yarn is carried up throughout the scarf and the unknit colour is twisted every 2 rows. Chic and versatile!" We couldn't agree more.

Our version was knit using Trendsetter Yarn's Ecopuno, a deliciously soft blend of 75% cotton, 15% merino, and 10% alpaca. Ecopuno knits up beautifully with a soft halo, terrific stitch definition, and lovely drape, making it a perfect yarn for all-season shawls, sweaters, and wraps. In this case, we held it double, resulting in an extra cozy but not-too-heavy fabric.

Trendsetter Yarn's Ecopuno featured in L'Escargot Bleu

With our yarn held double, we had to alter the stitch count and number of rows slightly in order to get the same finished dimensions, which was easy to do. (To learn more about these simple modifications, visit Izzy Knits' Ravelry Project Page.)

In short, we're in love with this easy-to-knit wrap that packs a visual punch!

Susan Watkins

Susan Watkins

Prior to launching Izzy Knits in 2018, Susan worked professionally as a freelance marketing consultant, specializing in branding, graphic design, and copywriting. Today, she puts these same skills to good use at Izzy Knits, where she gets to delight daily in the fiber arts, satisfying her passion for color and texture. Outside of work, Susan loves to spend time with her family, including her parents, husband, and two children. She enjoys photography and travel, knitting to unwind, and serving the global Church in southern Haiti.