Cloisters Wrap in the Wild

 I first saw the Cloisters Wrap by Mimknits when my friend Nolaboard cast on for hers. The pattern was instantly appealing. Designed to reflect the architectural highlights of monastic communities for women it is knit in one piece without center grafting. We all love that right?

Most of my life was spent in Tulsa, OK which is home to some outstanding ecclesiastic architecture. Simply walk around downtown Tulsa and you will be amazed by beautiful spikes and spires, stained glass and archways. I always am.

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Cloisters Wrap

So my first cast on for 2011 is Cloisters Wrap in the Wild. Knit using Lost City Knits, Oak Barn Merino in a new colorway called Salsa Dancing (which is a recent addition to the online shop).

The pattern is very adaptable to whatever width and length you’d like it to be. I cast on 127 stitches instead of 137 (as the pattern is written) and will probably decrease one of the chart repeats to make it a more suitable length for my height (or lack thereof) I’m using a size 3US needle.  The width looks to be about 20-21 inches unblocked.

Cloisters Wrap midway on Chart One

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