Monday, December 6, 2010

Ruffle Cape

It's a sweater...not it's a it's a cape and it's going to keep you toasty!

Finished Measurements
Width 24in/ 61cm
Length 50in/ 127cm

Misti Alpaca Chunky (100% baby alpaca, 100g = approx. 108 yards/ 100 meters)
10 hanks or Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky (50% baby alpaca/ 50% fine merino, 100 g = approx. 108 yards/ 100 meters 10 hanks

U.S. 10 (6 mm) needles or size necessary to obtain gauge

12 sts = 4 in/ 10 cm in garter stitch

Knitting Notes

The ruffle effect is achieved by a method called Short Row Shaping, commonly
indicated in patterns as "wrap and turn" and abbreviated as w&t.
To work short rows:
1. With yarn in back, slip the next stitch purlwise.
2. Pass the yarn between the needles to the front of the work.
3. Slip the same stitch back to the left needle, then turn the work (yarn is in the back of the work).
4. Knit back to the beginning edge.
For a smooth edge: Purl the last stitch of every row, and slip the first stitch of every row
All measurements are approximate.

To knit
CO 72 st.
Rows 1 - 4: Knit.
*Work short rows as follows:
Row 5: K6, w&t.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: K12, w&t.
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: K18, w&t.
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: K24, w&t.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: K30, w&t.
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: K36, w&t.
Row 16: Knit.
Rows 17 - 20: Knit.*
Rpt from * to *, ending with 4 rows of garter and approx 6 yards/5.5 meters of yarn rem. BO loosely.

Weave in ends.

approx = approximately
BO = bind off
CO = cast on
k = knit
rem = remain/remaining
rpt = repeat
st/sts = stitch/stitches
w&t = wrap and turn

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