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SUMMER COTTON WRAP ruana/kimono style
February 9 2014
May 9 2014
Project info
SUMMER COTTON WRAP ruana/kimono style
Drop Stitch Top by Patons
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Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Patons North America Grace
6.5 skeins = 884.0 yards (808.3 meters), 325 grams

May 24, 2014 - Final pics. I’m afraid the pics aren’t that great but I think they will do for now. The final garment is “very” roomy. I’m afraid to block it for fear that it will grow even more! It’s more of a summer light wrap“ than a top. Very comfortable and I’m happy with it, as is.

I’m going on hiatus for awhile. Probably won’t be back for several months because I’ve gotten bored following patterns, posting pictures (bad ones, at that) and trying to manage my crochet photo & pattern library. I just need to take a break.

May 19, 2014 - I abandoned my plan B“ construction because it wasn’t working out the way I had hoped, so I decided to try a different construction. My new plan consisted of three rectangles sewn together like a ruana.I sewed up the side seams and left an opening for the arms which gives it a more kimono like quality. I used the stitch pattern from the “drop stitch” PATONS pattern but it isn’t the same piece, at all. The new construction can be worn in two ways: front to back and vice-versa. It’s definitely a one-size-fits-all, very roomy and has considerable drape as is. Perhaps I shouldn’t bother to block it? I’m just glad this experiment is over. I learned a lot about construction and knitting but know there is still so much more to learn. Will post pictures with model later.

March 29, 2014- this project is moving very slowly. I love the stitch pattern but kinda bored with the direction it’s going. I’m thinking of changing the structural design altogether because I don’t think I want to add the large sleeves. I also want to emphasize vertical movement so I’m going to knit another panel in the exact same size then drape my dress form with it vertically, perhaps kimono style (see plan b photo). Currently I have one rectangle panel completed. I duplicated it in photoshop and pasted it into the image to get a sense of what it might look like. Why? Because sometimes I get bored following patterns. I find it more exciting when I can challenge myself by coming up with something different. It may or may not work but who cares, it’s just yarn and it’s fun to explore.

March 2, 2014 - just finished my swatch. It’s right on gauge. However, since it’s cotton I plan plan to soak, block, dry then hang with a couple of clothes pins to add a little weight for a couple of days. I want to see how much it will actually grow after the wet block.

Feb. 28, 2014 - AT LAST! My yarn finally arrived. Can’t wait to begin this project.

Feb. 17, 2014 - I knitted about 10 rows of the pattern but I’m having trouble with the yarn (KP galileo) As much as I love this yarn I’m not liking the results so far and it’s so splitty. So I decided to unravel this project and start again with another type of yarn. This will be a summer top so I think Patons Grace will be a better choice.

Feb. 9, 2014 - don’t have yarn just yet. Might use some from my stash.

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by Patons North America
100% Cotton
136 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 7, 2014
  • Project created: February 9, 2014
  • Finished: May 19, 2014
  • Updated: June 9, 2017
  • Progress updates: 6 updates