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Fur-Trimmed Wrap

Knitting
July 2005
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch with Main Color on smaller needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
1026 - 1539 yards (938 - 1407 m)
35½ (40, 43½, 48)" (90 [101.5, 110.5, 122] cm) bust circumference, wrapped closed
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005: “Edged in soft fur, this ballet-style wraparound sweater is a not-so-ordinary way to cover up a simple top. The ‘fur’ yarn used to trim the neckline and sleeve ends looks, and feels, very much like the real thing. A gentle dolman armhole is formed by casting on the sleeve stitches in several graded steps. Kitchener stitch joins the pieces along the shoulders and sleeve tops, but you can substitute a three-needle bind-off if you prefer. Add the fur trim by picking up stitches along the neck, cuff, and lower body edges.”

Finished Size: 35½ (40, 43½, 48)” (90 101.5, 110.5, 122 cm) bust circumference, wrapped closed.

Yarn:

  • Plymouth Royal Cashmere (100% cashmere; 154 yd 141 m/50 g): #142 coral (MC), 6 (7, 8, 9) skeins.
  • Plymouth Foxy (100% acrylic; 17 yd 15 m/40 g): #05 dark brown (CC), 6 (7, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles:

  • Size 8 (5 mm): straight.
  • size 13 (9 mm): 32” (80-cm) circular (cir).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Open-ring or removable stitch markers (m); stitch holders (optional); tapestry needle.

Note: To adjust sleeve length, instead of casting on 43 stitches for each sleeve in the last sleeve shaping row, increase or reduce the number of stitches cast on. Every 5 stitches added or removed will lengthen or shorten the sleeve by about 1” (2.5 cm).