Adam's Ribs long-sleeved wrap
Adam’s Ribs is my own wandering-rib stitch pattern that’s
completely reversible, with a soft scallop and nice drape -
perfect for this blanket-style wrap sweater with long slender sleeves.
Sweater is knit in one piece from side to side, with a few short rows to shape the underarms. The sleeve caps are worked seamlessly into the shoulders using short rows, and sleeves are worked in the round to the wrist. The only - very short - seams are at shoulders.
Sizes: XS (S, M, ML, L, XL)
to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-37, 38-42, 43-46, 47-51, 52-56)” with cross-back measurements (from underarm to underarm) of 14¼ (16¾, 19, 21½, 23¾, 26¼)”.
Sweater shown is size S worn over a 36” bust.
24 stitches = 5¾” and 28 rows = 4¾” in pattern stitch (equivalent to about 17 sts and 24 rows in stockinette stitch).
Increases, decreases, short rows (explained), provisional cast on, sewn bindoff.
Needles and notions:
Needles size 8 US / 5 mm straight or circular needles for body, and circular or double-pointed needles for sleeves, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted) in Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed) or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora); 137 yd / 125 m per 1¾ oz / 50 g skein: 8 (10, 12, 14, 15, 16) skeins.
Shown in Nirvana cedar.
Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.
Pattern includes: Written instructions for all sizes, blocking and working schematics, stitch pattern in both written and charted formats, glossary, pictures.