Grotto Wrap

Designer: Karen D. Kendrick-Hands
Published: April 17, 2009
Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate.

Updated PDF with readable glossary April 20, 2009

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.

Notions: Markers (m); removable markers; cable needle (cn); stitch holder or spare cir needle; smooth contrasting waste yarn in worsted weight for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

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.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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