Light, lacy, and loose fitting, this versatile wrap combines the drape and ease of a shawl with the wearability of a vest and is suitable for a variety of fingering weight yarns. Knit in sturdy merino/nylon, it adds flair to a casual outfit of jeans and tee. In cotton or linen, it's an airy summer coverup for the beach. Or for an elegant evening wrap, choose a luxurious combination of merino with cashmere or silk.
SIZES: S, M, L, XL
Sized to fit bust 28-32 (40-44, 50-54, 60-64)", intended to be worn with 10-14" ease.
Finished back width - 21¼ (26¾, 32¼, 37¼)".
Fronts open at center - 3¼".
Length - 24 (25¾, 27¼, 29)".
YARN: 1150 (1550, 1995, 2480) yds fingering weight wool, wool blend, cotton, or linen.
Shown in Miss Babs "Putnam" (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 400yds/110gr) - Catherine
3 (4, 5, 7) skeins.
NEEDLES: U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) 32" (80cm) circular needle.
Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
OTHER: Stitch markers, stitch holders and/or waste yarn, extra needle in same size for 3-needle bind off, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 24 sts/40 rows = 4" in Seed Stitch, blocked.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, short row shaping, and 3-needle bind off.
CONSTRUCTION: Knit in pieces from the bottom up. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined with 3-needle bind off. Collar band is knit along with the fronts, joined at the center back and sewn to the back neck. Sides are partially seamed, leaving openings at the hem and armholes.