Grotto Wrap by Karen D. Kendrick-Hands

Grotto Wrap

April 2009
Lace ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1360 - 2040 yards (1244 - 1865 m)
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference
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Pattern Description from “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.”

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2009: “Mitered gull wing cables swoop down the front edges, sleeves, and ties of Karen Kendrick-Hands’ Grotto Wrap. Knitted cleverly in two pieces, short-rows refine the fit at the shoulders. Airy mohair and silk and a versatile wrap silhouette create balletic, graceful appeal.”

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.


  • 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.

Additional Gauge: 12 sts of gull wing cable measure 2” wide using larger needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

This project is shown on page 37 of Interweave Knits, Summer 2009. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions on the website