The Ephemeral Wrap, the latest Janice Garrett Design, was published December 5.  It really took a while to get this one just right.  I knit the prototype, and then after playing with it a little, I tweaked it. That meant I had to completely reknit it, but I am so glad I did!  Using detachable buttons and strategically placed button holes made it so much more versatile, and it really opens up the possibilities for using this wrap.


Completely reversible, this is not just a shawl. You can configure this wrap several different ways, and you can get so many more uses out of it.  This makes using a luxury yarn more of a bargain. Instead of investing $100 worth of yarn in just a shawl, just a cowl, just a hood or shrug, you can invest $100 in yarn and have all these things and more!!

Wear it as a shrug-



A cowl, either snugged close to your neck or loose enough to even wear around your upper torso-




Wear it as a warm and snuggly hood, with the ends wrapped as a scarf around your neck, or tucked under your jacket…


hood 1


Wear it as a caplet to dress up an outfit, or just to snuggle into..

cape 2


As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Instructions for how to form each of these configurations are included in the 9 page pattern.  I’m really happy with how it turned out! I hope you find it interesting!