Cabriolet by Carolyn Bloom

Cabriolet

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Two color Brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1500 - 1600 yards (1372 - 1463 m)
Three sizes - fingering weight wrap and scarf / DK weight wrap
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I will be adding instructions for a fingering weight scarf (one skein each of two colors) and a DK weight wrap (two skeins of two colors) shortly. These variations will be included in the price of the pattern for the original wrap.


This design was inspired by my friend’s Volkswagen Cabriolet, a glorious jalopy that would transport us through the streets of my hometown of Athens, Ohio, during my high school years in the 1980s. Winters in Athens were brutal in terms of intensity and duration. The ten miles or so that we would travel to AHS in the Cabriolet during the dead of winter felt interminable. But just when you were thinking it might never be warm again, spring would make a most welcome, albeit fleeting, appearance. This wrap pays homage to how glorious it was to be in a Cabriolet when the seasons started to change. That first 50 degree day? The driver’s window would be rolled down. Just enough to let in a hint of the arctic air that was still palpable. A few weeks later? Add a crack in the passenger side window. By the end of April, both front windows would be all the way down. Slowly, but just as surely as spring was making itself known, all the windows would be rolled completely down. And then, on that magical day, when the summer sun was out for good, the top would be peeled back and all bets were off.

Yarn:
(LC) 2 skeins of Akara Yarns Organic 2-ply, 115 g, 407 yds/372 m
Pictured in Crystal
(DC) 2 skeins of Akara Yarns Organic 2-ply, 115 g, 407 yds/372 m
Pictured in Rain Cloud

Gauge After Blocking:
20 sts and 24 rows
Per 4” / 10 cm in brioche stitch

Finished Measurements
After Blocking
:
16” (40 cm) x 68” (173 cm)

Tools:
US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles
US 8 (5 mm) DPNs for i-cord
Crochet hook Size H (5 mm)
Waste Yarn
Cable needle
Sewing needle
Blocking mat and pins
13 removable stitch markers