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Modern Wrapper

Knitting
April 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with yarns held together, after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1350 yards (1234 m)
One size
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“One size to flatter every body.”

The Modern Wrapper walks the line between cozy and chic, snuggly and sleek; an oversized piece designed with thoughtful details to fit well and stay on the shoulders in a softly draping fabric to flatter every body. Wear it around the house, or dress it up a little for town. We mixed a strand of tweedy wool or smooth alpaca-blend fingering-weight yarn with lace-weight mohair on nice big needles for luxurious drape and a quick knit. Customize the fit by adjusting sleeve length.

FINISHED SIZE
One size. Dimensions after blocking: Approx. 37” / 94 cm back width at underarm (74” / 188cm body circumference); 28” / 71cm length from top of shoulder to hem; 8” / 20cm sleeve length; 9½” / 24cm cuff circumference.

YARN
14 balls Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds / 90m each) and 6 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds / 209m each). Shown top left in Fine Tweed Color 374 and Kidsilk Haze Color 641. Shown middle row left in Fine Tweed Color 368 and Kidsilk Haze Color 660.
Or 5 skeins Isager Alpaca Merino 2 (270 yds / 247m each) and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds / 209m each). Shown bottom left in Alpaca Merino 2 Color 30 and Kidsilk Haze Color 599.
Or approx. 1350 yds / 1234m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn and a lace-weight mohair yarn, held together.

Visit our project pages to see other color possibilities: Fine Tweed and Kidsilk Haze, Alpaca 2 and Kidsilk Haze, and Brooklyn Tweed Loft and Kidsilk Haze.

NEEDLES
US 10 (6mm) 24-32” / 60-80cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, plus a spare gauge-size needle for three needle bind-off.
US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or one size smaller than gauge size.

Two ring markers and at least 36 locking stitch markers, or our Modern Wrapper Notions Kit for all the markers you’ll need, plus a darning needle.

GAUGE
Approx. 15 sts/22 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch with yarns held together, after blocking.


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