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The Wrapper

Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting
November 2008
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in K2, P2 Rib on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1308 - 1853 yards (1196 - 1694 m)
40 (44, 48)" / 101.5 (112, 122) cm chest circumference

Knit in soft yarn and K2, P2 ribbing, The Wrapper can be draped loosely or wrapped snugly. Showcase a shawl pin, roll the cuffs, spread the collar, and take a long walk.

Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Body is shaped slightly by switching to smaller needles at the waistline. This shaping can be eliminated for a roomier fit. Sleeves are worked in the round from cuffs upward, then attached to the body by binding off the live sleeve sts together with sts picked up around the armhole opening using three-needle bind-off.

Fit: Standard (2-4” / 5-10 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40 (44, 48)” / 101.5 (112, 122) cm
  • Length: 21 (24, 26)” / 53.5 (61, 66) cm

Yarn Notes from Cheryl: The pattern lists 12 (15, 17) balls Schulana Tweed-Lux (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 109 yds / 100 m = 50 grams). Shown in #3 Chocolate. However, Tweed-Lux is listed on Yarndex and Ravelry as Bulky weight -- which is not what I used. I recommend a Medium weight yarn that will allow you to get the recommended gauge.

Needles:

  • Body and sleeves - two US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles, and one US 5 / 3.75 mm, 16” / 40 cm circular needle.
  • Cuff - US 5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles.
  • Waist shaping - US 4 / 3.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needle.

Notions:

  • Safety pin
  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders

Techniques (included in book):

  • Backward-loop increase
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting