The Origami Wrap

by Amy, photos by Hannah and Heather

Mornings and evenings have been noticably cooler recently, and I have been needing the right layer to wear over my summer wardrobe of Sorbetto tops, so I pulled this wrinkled pink thing out of my closet a few weeks ago, and I haven’t been without it since. I made it several years ago from Martha McQuade’s elegant design at Melissa Frantz’s instigation. A few minutes of folding, a few short seams (I stitched mine by hand), and you’re good. Really good.

Okay, I should have taken a minute to make it look nicer for you, but trust me: it gathers gracefully at the neck, and has interest from the back without being fussy. As a transition piece, I find it indespensible.

I knew I would need to make another to refresh my memory of the pattern, so I made this version out of a super soft hemp blend sweatshirt fleece.

We have so many lovely knits right now that I feel sure we can find just the right one to keep you cozy through fall.  A nautical stripe for your last of summer beach trip, perhaps? Bonus: two and a quarter yards makes two wraps, so you can gift the second one!