MPG (multipurpose garment) by Fibretown Designs

MPG (multipurpose garment)

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
320 - 360 yards (293 - 329 m)
s/m, m/l
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Multi-Purpose Garment (MPG) is started out as a cowl, but I quickly realized that I wanted to use all 320 yards of my luscious handspun. I discovered that the drapey fabric of the cowl could become a capelet when pulled over the shoulders. The resulting garment is a relaxing knit of stockinette stitch in the round with a garter ridge thrown in every so often to hide the decreases that go up to the neck. The multi-purpose garment (MPG) also transforms into a hood/wimple with the addition of short rows that create extra fabric that comes in handy on really blustery days. Whether you use it as a cowl, capelet, or wimple, you’ll get a ton of mileage from your MPG.

This pattern was originally available on my project page as a free recipe. I had some folks ask me to elaborate on the short rows, so I subsequently wrote this pattern for sale.

Yarn: Handspun from JulieSpins, 50/50 BFL/silk 2 ply, 11 wpi, 320 yards. A commercial yarn that has a high silk content and is DK weight (320/360 yards) should work well in this pattern. The fabric you create needs to be drapey.

Size: S/M, M/L

Gauge: 17 stitches, 32 rows per 4”/10cm after blocking.

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles with a 32” cord.

Notions: stitch markers if desired, tapestry needle