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Mira River Wrap Pattern

As promised, I have the pattern ready for the Mira River Wrap.  I enjoyed making this so much and am really proud of it, I hope you like it too!

Mira River Wrap

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In the pattern I’ve included instructions for both a beaded and non-beaded version, although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want the beads, they are the finishing touch! I suppose if you were going to make one for the man in your life he may appreciate a little less bling. In that case, I forgive you and will allow it! :P  Below is the method for how you attach the beads for those that won’t be printing off the full colour PDF.

Adding Beads to Smocked Rib

A note on the beads. I tried a number of different types when working out this pattern and I found that if the beads are too big or too much of a different colour it can really take away from the pattern. I first started out with size 6 silver lined seed beads and they were too in your face.  After a few other silver lined, pearl and other types I decided on a whim to order smaller size 8 silver lined ab aqua seed beads and they turned out to be the ones I liked best.  If you are looking for the right beads for this project, try a silver lined bead in a similar colour to your yarn, it will blend in while still giving you that touch of sparkle.

Mira River Wrap

You can see in the above pic some of my experimentation and the beads I finally settled on.  It’s funny that a lot of the other beads look a lot alike but there were subtle differences in size and colour.  The aqua (second from the right above the bag) was a clear winner!

This pattern is easy to adjust in size to suit your needs. If you want it longer, just keep knitting and knitting for as long as your yarn lasts.  If you want to make it wider and more like a shawl, add multiples of 8 stitches (k2, p2, k2, p2) to add sections of the smocked rib to the width.

Click either of the below links to download the pattern of your choice. The colour link leads to the full colour PDF, with photos. The other is a simple page of instructions for those of you that want to conserve your printer ink!

Mira River Wrap PDF Download

Mira River Wrap Printable Page Download

If you are on Ravelry you can find the pattern page here.

One quick note.  Since I’m still new at writing patterns and have also just started using InDesign for making PDF’s, it’s possible there may be mistakes. If you see any please drop me a comment either here or on Facebook to let me know. If I don’t hear anything I will assume that no news is good news!

This design is made with Sheepjes Alpaca Rhythm lace yarn.  You can find a list of retailers that sell it here on the Scheepjes website.  It is also available worldwide via Wool Warehouse*.

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About Tammy

A Canadian living in France with her Dutch hubby after 17 years in the Netherlands. A total TV and movie junkie who is never not knitting. She also enjoys other crafts, nail art, cuddling her dogs and general geekery. Otherwise just working on getting by and making a life for herself in her 'new' country.

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23 comments

  1. Great wrap and great job! And thank you very much for a beading tutorial. It is very helpful :) And I will definitely use it myself.

  2. Hi! I really like your wrap, and will definitely make it with the beads :) My yarn should be delivered tomorrow, yay :)

  3. Awesome. I have some alpaca lace that I have been searching for a pattern and this is it. I’m sure your work is fine. And thank you again for sharing.

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your home town, and a fabulous wrap–I’ve got something in my stash that will be perfect for this pattern, as well as the beads necessary to make it very special. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  5. Love this! Just the right amount of bling to be interesting and beautiful but not overpowering! Going right into my queue.

  6. O this is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. I his is delicate, eye catching and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. love this – beautiful work

  9. Do I repeat 10 times the (bcl, p2) 10 times or repeat k5, p2, (bcl, p2) 10 times? This is on row 11.
    I believe the answer would be the same sort for row 21.
    Thank you…Lovely scarf!

    • Hi Sheila! :)

      You only repeat what is in the brackets. So for row 11 you repeat (bcl, p2) 10 times and for row 21 you repeat it 9 times.

      Hope that helps!

  10. I absolutely would love to make this wrap but unfortunately I have not been able to find the actual pattern for it. I would really like a reply if possible and instructions as to how I can download the actual pattern. Thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi Anne! The pattern is right here in the post. If you scroll towards the bottom there are two versions. One is the full pattern and the other is a black and white printer friendly version without photos. Under the paragraph where it says “Click the links below to download” you can see Mira River Wrap and Mira River Wrap printer friendly version. Just click the one you prefer for the PDF :)

  11. Dear Tammy,

    I really like this pattern and even though I’m not at all a very well-practiced knitter, I bought the lucious Alpaca Rhythm today and I’m going to give it a go. However I’m having trouble finding the beads, I’m not familiar with the use of beads and not sure where to buy them or how many grams of beads I will need as they don’t specify an amount of beads.

    Could you perhaps point me in the right direction of where you eventually found your beads?

    TIA,

    Nicky

    • Hi Nicky,

      I ordered my beads here http://www.creadream.nl/miyuki/#/zoekfilter/size80 (this is a link to the beads you need in the correct size)

      The colour I used was the ab silver lined aqua and I believe I ordered 2x the 10 grams. You are basically looking for size 8 seed beads / miyuki beads. Hope that helps! :)

      • Thank you!

        I figured the size out already but so many retailers I found were in the UK which would be crazy p&p for just a little bag of beads.

        Now to find out which colour best suits Lindy.

        Thanks again Tammy!

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