Saturday, April 18, 2009

Grotto Wrap

This garment is worked in two halves, each starting at the sleeve cuff and working toward the center of the body. Each sleeve is worked in the round to the armhole. Stitches for the sides of the back and front are added using a provisional cast-on, and the new cast-on stitches are gradually joined to the sleeve stitches using short-rows to create armhole shaping. The back and front are worked back and forth in rows in one piece until they are divided at the neck edge for working the front and back separately. The live stitches of each half at center back are grafted together.

Finished Size: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36", modeled with about 3" positive ease before wrapping and tying.

Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 170 yd [156 m]/14.25 g; CYCA #1 superfine): Sheridan Circle (teal), 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

Needles: Body and sleeves—size 101⁄2 (6.5 mm): 16" and 32" circulars (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Cuffs—size 9 (5.5 mm): set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge: 13 sts and 20 rows/rnds = 4" in St st on larger needles; 12 sts of gull wing cable measure 2" wide using larger needles.

I thought this was really pretty and it is written for plus sizes so it works for me. Not sure what this yarn is though. There don't seem to be many vendors of it and I am not sure what to substitute but I don't personally think I would want yarn with a lot of mohair in it, That is just me though. About 4 1/2 stitches to the inch is not all that fine a yarn.

I also found the funniest pattern EVER!

This is just wonderful! Go to Redshirt Knitting if you want the "pattern" as such. But you can figure it out, can't you? What I loved best was the discussion of how her chick acted when she put the shawl on the little bird!

Well, I am off to Madison to shop and have lunch! Talk to you later,


Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. - Buddha

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