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!
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.
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!
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!