The Valencia Wrap, from Tunisian Cables to Crochet, is an unusually-shaped wrap. And, by now, I’m sure you know how much I like the unusual shapes. It’s not really a crescent. Hmmmm…. maybe a long almond? A trapezoid? Let’s just call it “Wow! Look at that awesome wrap!”
In a wonderful thinking-outside-the-box design spurt, I’ve placed the cables at the edges for trim. A cabled trim, instead of something in the body of the wrap. It gives it an almost ruffly look.
I’ve made this wrap with just a touch over 1000 yards of Universal Yarns Classic Chunky. And, like all the designs in this book, you get to finish a knit look project in far less time it would take to hand knit it.
This was actually the first design I planned out for this book. It was in January or February of this year. At the same time I was planning the book, I was also planning my garden and getting tomato varieties ready to sow. It was very funny to me that the color of Classic Chunky I chose was called cherry tomato. No, I wouldn’t kid about something like that. It’s an orangey-red color and is called cherry tomato. One of the tomatoes I wanted to try this year was a Valencia tomato. You see where this is going, right?
At that point, I jokingly decided (and announced on my Facebook wall) that I planned on naming all of the designs in my new book after tomato varieties. ha! Drew Emborsky (you know him, right?) offered to model the beefsteak design. So funny. He’s so cute. Alas, as hard as I tried, with a list of 400+ tomato varieties, I couldn’t get much further than Valencia as a cute name for a design. I found a few others, but it just wasn’t the same. I, unfortunately, had to go in a different direction.
In the end, I decided to go with city names for all the designs in the book. And, how fun! The publisher kept the names. I kept Valencia for this design because it will always be a reminder of planning my garden and my book at the same time.
I did indeed grow the Valencia tomatoes. Unfortunately, it turns out that the orange-y tomatoes are a bit too acidic for my taste buds. But, my mother enjoyed them.