#205 Two-Way Wrap Cardigan by SweaterBabe

#205 Two-Way Wrap Cardigan

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Sailor's Rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1308 - 1685 yards (1196 - 1541 m)
S/M (L/1X, 2X) to fit Bust sizes 32-38 (40-46, 48-50)" [81.5-96.5 (101.5-117, 122-127) cm].
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Wrap yourself in this luxe, multi-textured, supremely soft cardigan. With its generous dolman sleeves, open draped front, and the option of wearing it upside-down for a shawl collar, this cardigan will be your ultimate go-to piece.

Simple shaping starts with long rows of an easy-to-learn lace pattern that transitions into a slightly different, more delicate lace. Then, stitches are picked up along the cast-on edge to knit down using a wide twisted rib stitch pattern that looks great on both sides.

Front overlapping draped pieces are then picked up and gently angled to create the unique shape.

Lastly, the ribbed cuffs and back neckline are picked up and knit to finish. Just a little bit of seaming completes it all.

Worn as shown, the front sections drape architecturally, or they can be overlapped and secured with a shawl pin. The clean front works fabulously with a thick knit cowl.

OR, flip the cardigan over and wear it upside down! You’ll then be sporting a cozy shawl collar with angled front hems.

A beautiful, interesting piece no matter which way you style it.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 24 ½ (26, 27 ¾)“ 62 (66, 70.5) cm total length at center BACK. 53 ¼ (57 ½, 59 ¾)” 135.5 (146, 152) cm from Cuff to Cuff.

If you cannot get the Tonos yarn, a quick search here on Ravelry gave me these suggested substitutions (NOTE, I have not used these yarns myself, but from what I can see on Ravelry, they are good subs to test out. As always - it’s all about the gauge!):
Berroco Ultra Alpaca - one tester used this very successfully!
The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted
HiKoo by Skacel Simplinatural
Plucky Knitter SNUG Worsted
Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D’Oro - almost exactly same yardage per grams.
Rowan Creative Focus Worsted - a little more wool content, but very similar. According to Rav, same as Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted Valley Yarns Stockbridge - same yardage per grams.
Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine - has some silk, so a little sheen in addition The Fibre Company Organik Quince and Co. Owl

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