Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rice Stitch Wrap

A lightweight, yet warm when needed; interesting, yet easy wrap to knit up!

Yarn: 1 hank of Cherry Tree Hill Baby Loop (965 yds./8 oz.)
Needles: 1 pair straight needles size 6 or size needed for correct tension & gauge
Finished Measurements: Approximately 20" by 74"

Gauge: 20 stitches per 4 inches in Rice Stitch pattern

Pattern Stitch (Rice Stitch)
Row 1: (right side) *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: (wrong side) Knit entire row.

1. Cast on LOOSELY 100 stitches.
2. Work in Rice Stitch pattern (see above).
3. Work until almost all of the hank is used up.
4. Bind off loosely.

Blocking & Care Instructions:
1. Wash in warm water using baby shampoo.
2. Rinse well and squeeze out excess moisture by wrapping in towels.
Caution:Do not put through spin cycle of washer.
3. Block tautly to finished dimensions with evenly spaced T-pins to give scalloped edge.
4. Allow to dry and unpin.

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