Oy Vey!

Yesterday, I shared my very first test knit and how I met the lovely Amy Meeks.

The series, a year of test knits, continues today with another one of her designs:

Part 2 // Oy Vey Wrap by Amy Meeks

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The phrase, “Oy Vey” is a Jewish form of expression indicating dismay or grief.  In English, we might say “my goodness”. Amy describes hearing her mom repeat it while raising her and her siblings adding, “My parents were a little crazy to have three little girls, in three short years. “

As a parent, I can relate to the chaos that sometimes comes with children. Every day is a challenge, for sure. #keepinitreal

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We just have to look for the hidden magic, right?

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I used Madelinetosh Merino Light in Worn Denim and Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted in Foli.

I like the way asymmetrical wraps are constructed. The cast on is simple and straight forward – nothing complicated like a Garter Tab cast on (which is not hard to do, just have a few more steps to follow).

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It’s knit in stockinette and combines a stripe section with yarn overs. At first, I was worried about having to do all that purling, but as it progressed I didn’t mind it at all. This was a fun, simple knit suitable for beginners.

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Tomorrow, shawl test knitting continues with a talented young designer from Berlin.

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