Astral Road Ruana by Little Church Knits
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Astral Road Ruana

Knitting
August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Andalusian st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3813 yards (3487 m)
53" wide and 38.25" long from shoulder to hem

Favoring classic cables and open fields of easy texture, the Astral Road Ruana maintains a rustic, homespun character within its flowing form. Blanket, sweater, coat, or wrap, it nimbly transforms to suit the needs of the wanderer. This ruana is equally generous to the knitter;
a saddle-style cabled shoulder panel is cast on provisionally at the 
back neck and runs from neck to hem on either side. The body is then worked seamlessly from the cable panel downward in back and in front.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 53” wide and 38.25” long from shoulder to hem. Ruana shown on model with 36” bust.


Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% fine highland wool): #1307 pressed grapes, 31 skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


Notions Markers; removable m; cable needle; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Andalusian st.

Notes This ruana is worked in a modular fashion. First the shoulders are worked back and forth in rows from side to side. The fronts and back are worked by picking up stitches from the shoulders, then working from the top down.