The Foliage wrap (by Anne Thompson). If you saw my previous post about this, you'll remember that I received some Crazy Sexy Wool from Wool and the Gang to try out in one of my projects. Since I already have an abundance of scarves and cowls, I decided to do something a little different with it and found this pattern on Ravelry. I had a little less yardage than the pattern called for, however, so I made some modifications on the number of rows which was made up by the larger gauge, in measurements. Before blocking I wasn't really sure how it would turn out, but it flattened nicely and spread out a little for a fit with a little more ease (though not much more).
The belt is what makes it work. This is a pretty bulky knit, and drawing the garment in at the waist gives it a bit of a peplum look, in my opinion. I like it with the black pants, but it could easily be paired with a dress as well. The pattern page shows it worn upside down, with the leaf edging as the collar. I didn't notice that until just now or I may have tried it that way for some of the photos as well, but I'm curious about it now-- on the next wear, definitely.
Since I normally work in pretty small gauge, this is by far the bulkiest piece I have made to date (aside from accessories). The speed is a nice change from what I'm used to - talk about instant gratification! It may have taken a while to get some final photos of the project, but this was finished within days of the previous post.
What gauge do you knitters prefer working with? Are chunky knits your thing, or do you get wrapped up in tiny gauges like myself? I might have been won over to projects like this one, just every once in a while...