Light, airy wraps are the perfect complement to any spring outfit. Designer Kimberly McAlindin has a particular flare for designing just the sort of projects you'll want to wear; feminine, fun and flattering.
We're happy to feature her designs for a knit and a crochet ruana for you to enjoy this spring. Ruanas are traditional-style wraps, and these have an elegant modern twist in silky LB Collection Cotton Bamboo or sparkling Vanna's Glamour.
Each panel of these ruanas can be worn as a shawl while you continue to work on your project! Click here for the pattern to knit, and here for the pattern to crochet.
Lacy stitches are the secret to creating the beautiful texture of these projects. Kimberly has written out the instructions for each stitch, and included diagrams to help you visualize your project as you make it. Creating your first lace project can be intimidating in the beginning, but with the step-by-step instructions she has provided, you'll be stitching these lacy ruanas in no time.
As always, we hope you'll keep playing and keep on creating!
P.S. Now you know how to say "hello" in Armenian -- next month, learn a greeting in another language!