Curve Wrap Cardi
This seamless blanket front cardi enfolds you in a light and lofty casual layer. The wrap & turn short row method is used throughout for shaping and detail.
Construction: Curve Wrap is cast on provisionally at the center back and worked sideways in one piece to each front edge, with afterthought sleeves worked from live armhole stitches. Short row shaping using the wrap & turn method shapes the bottom edge, and picking up the wraps makes an invisible transition to garter rib. The oversized garter stitch shawl collar is picked up from the top edge and shaped with short rows, using the wrap and turn method without picking up the wraps.
Finished Size: About 14.5 (15.5, 16.25, 17, 17.75)” cross-back width; this cardi does not have a true bust circumference, choose a size based on cross-back measurement. Sweater shown measures 15.5’.
Yarn: Chunky weight (#5 Bulky)
Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas Techno (68% alpaca, 22% silk, 10% merino wool; 120 yd 110m/1.76 oz 50g): Metro Silver, 9 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Needles: Size 10.5 (6.5mm) and 9 (5.5mm): 40” (100cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: 1 marker (m); stitch holder; yarn needle; scrap yarn for provisional CO and afterthought sleeves.
Gauge: 12 sts and 20 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle; 12 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Garter st on larger needle.