Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweater Wrap-Michael's


A very easy wrap... basic cable knowledge.  Just knit away!  Another great idea for next winter...


Finished Size
Approximately 16-inches x 65-inches (40.5 x 165cm).
Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10cm].
Cable Panel Pat (worked over 32 sts).

1st row: (RS). P3. K12. P2. K12. P3.

2nd row: K3. P12. K2. P12. K3.

3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice more.

7th row: P3. C12B. P2. C12B. P3.

8th row: As 2nd row.

9th to 14th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.

These 14 rows form Cable Panel Pat.

Cast on 76 sts.

Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting that 1st row is WS.

Next row: K22. Work 1st row of Cable Panel Pat. K22.

Next row: K5. P17. Work 2nd row of Cable Panel Pat. P17. K5.

Last 2 rows form pat. Cable Panel Pat is now in position.

Keeping cont of Cable Panel Pat, work until Wrap measures 64 ins [162.5cm], ending with a WS row.

Knit 5 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Finishing
Try on Wrap and mark position for snap fastener. Sew snap fastener in position.

Attach button to RS as shown.

Abbreviation
Approx = Approximately
C12B = Slip next 6 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K6, then K6 from cable needle
Cont = Continue (ity)
K = Knit
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch (es)
WS = Wrong side

Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
The center cable will pull in the fabric slightly-use straight pins to pin it to finished measurements during blocking.


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