Lucky you! Malabrigo is offering enough Mecha to make the gorgeous Glama wrap from Drop Dead Easy Knits, designed by Ms. Through the Loops, Kirsten Gustafson Kapur.
Glama is named for the longest river in Norway, winding along as the stitch pattern does. (Apologies to linguists out there – we didn’t use the diacratic å.) The yarn that inspired it is from the other end of the world – Malabrigo Mecha, but in an appropriate color – Polar Morn.
Mecha is that rare, single-ply superwash yarn. Merino takes color in the most vivid, rich way. Mecha is vividly dyed. Even in the lighter shades, it has multi-layered hues. Squishy and soft, it has a slight thick-and-thin texture, a fantastic loft, and is described as “the perfect size for quick but not-too-heavy projects.” Which describes Glama perfectly.
Here is a close-up of the stitch pattern in the original idea for a color:
Kirsten said she envisioned a project that worked up quickly, and saw someone “knitting a warm shawl by the fire on a cold night. As the Glama Wrap grows, you can spread the finished end across your lap to keep you extra toasty. Worked in bulky yarn with a simple stitch pattern, this cozy wrap knits up so quickly you’ll find yourself wanting to cast on another one as soon as you finish the first.”
This project has really beautiful drape, and is cozy. The poor model was wearing it on a steamy July day in Connecticut while Gale Zucker took photos. You can’t tell, can you?
To have a chance to win the Mecha, leave a comment on this post and we’ll use a random drawing for that lucky someone.