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Wrap yourself in this luxe mutli-textured, supremely soft cardigan. Generous dolman sleeves, an open front, and the option of wearing this cardigan upside-down for a shawl collar all will make this your ultimate go-to piece.
Simple shaping starts with long rows of an easy-to-learn lace pattern that transitions into a slightly different, more delicate lace. Then, stitches are picked up along the cast-on edge to knit down using a wide twisted rib stitch pattern that looks great on both sides.
Front overlapping draped pieces are then picked up and gently angled to create the unique shape.
Lastly, the ribbed cuffs and back neckline are picked up and knit to finish. Just a little bit of seaming completes it all.
Worn as shown, the front sections drape architecturally, or they can be overlapped and secured with a shawl pin. The clean front works fabulously with a thick knit cowl. OR, flip the cardigan over and wear it upside down! You'll then be sporting a cozy shawl collar with angled front hems.
A beautiful, interesting piece no matter which way you style it.
Finished Knit Measurements: 24 ½ (26, 27 ¾)" [62 (66, 70.5) cm] total length at center BACK. 53 ¼ (57 ½, 59 ¾)" [135.5 (146, 152) cm] from Cuff to Cuff. TO FIT SIZES: S/M (L/1X, 2X) to fit Bust sizes 32-38 (40-46, 48-50)" [81.5-96.5 (101.5-117, 122-127) cm].
Yarn Used: Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted (50% Baby Alpaca/50% Merino Wool; 3.5 oz/100g [218 yds/200 m] per hank): 6 (7, 8) hanks in Color #TW02 Marcasite.
Pattern Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Smocked Lace and Sailor's Rib; 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Bottle Stitch.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight yarn in an Alpaca/Merino wool blend yarn with a gauge of 5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 7 [4.5 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 1308 (1525, 1685) yds [1196 (1394, 1541) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Quick search on Ravelry for similar yarns gave me these suggestions (NOTE, I have not used these yarns myself, but from what I can see on Ravelry, they are good subs to test out. As always - it's all about the gauge!):
Berroco Ultra Alpaca - one tester used this very successfully!
The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted
HiKoo by Skacel Simplinatural
Plucky Knitter SNUG Worsted
Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D'Oro - almost exactly same yardage per grams.
Rowan Creative Focus Worsted - a little more wool content, but very similar. According to Rav, same as Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted
Valley Yarns Stockbridge - same yardage per grams.
Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine - has some silk, so a little sheen in addition
The Fibre Company Organik Quince and Co. Owl
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Marsha on 26th Jan 2016
Still working on this, but so much fun to see the different patterns come to life. Looking forward to the finished product. Directions are clear and easy to follow--except when I lose my focus:-)
Posted by Carol on 6th Nov 2015
Great design & pattern. The wrap is very versatile. I love it.
Posted by Barb on 18th Jul 2015
Complicated but challenging. Turned out perfectly.
Posted by Jeanne on 8th May 2015
This is a wonderful pattern. Just challenging enough to make it really interesting. Can't wait to finish. Just have the cuffs left. What a truly versatile garment!
Posted by Christine on 25th Mar 2015
Love this jacket but have had a few issues with the pattern as there are so many pages to it. Am getting on with it now. Have had to write it out in parts so that I could make it easier for myself. I personally do not like charts but now with new glasses things are a little easier. Will definitely be making one for myself when I finish this one for my sister.
Posted by Alice Vespignani on 25th Mar 2015
Haven,t finished it yet. After a few false starts,not concentrating, am going well. Really like the Berroco ultra alpaca.
Here in Australia we are heading into Autumn,so by Winter will have a lovely warm wrap!