Knitting can be a wonderful meditation practice, particularly in the the colder months where we spend more time indoors. Here I share with you a simple knitting pattern for my much worn (and loved!) Warm Woolly Wrap.
This is an easy pattern, suitable for the beginner and experienced knitters. The repetitive rows, back and forward, can help facilitate a calmer meditative state and when finished, it makes a wonderful shawl to wear for yoga and mediation. It is a really versatile layer to help adjust changing body temperatures during menopause hot flushes/flashes!
All you will need is:
- 1 pair 7.00 mm knitting needles
- 8 balls of a chunky 12 ply yarn
Before you start the project, create a gauge. Cast on 13 stitches and knit 17 rows in stocking stitch to create a square of 10 cm x 10cm. Adjust the needle size to obtain the correct gauge i.e. if it is larger, use smaller needles; if it is smaller, use larger needles.
You are now ready to start the wrap.
Cast on 80 stitches.
1st Row: (right side) Knit
2nd Row: Purl
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 140cm from the beginning.
Cast off loosely, keeping yarn attached at the last stitch.
Pick up 80 stitches, with the right side facing you, from cast off point, along the longer side of the rectangle. Turn, Purl.
Continue in stocking stitch until the piece measures 80cm from the picked up stitches.
Cast off loosely.
You can use a lovely broach to hold it in place or just drape the wrap loosely around your body.