Friday, 9 September 2011

Cocoa Wrap





An easy wrap pattern that's quick to knit in chunky yarn. The slipped stitches make the fabric extra dense. This is sure to keep you cosy when you're curled up with your cocoa! The wrap pictured was knitted with my own handspun Bluefaced Leicester yarn, but Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky is the correct gauge and would be just as nice. Pattern is available to download from Ravelry.


Yarn : Five skeins Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky = 550m in total.




Needles :  5mm/US 8 straight needles

Gauge:  14sts = 4" in stocking stitch

Size: 12" x 60"

Notation: 
k = knit
p = purl
sl = slip 
kw = knitwise
pw = purlwise
CO = cast on
RS = right-side
WS = wrong-side



Twisted Slip Stitch Rib Pattern:
Row 1: sl1 pw, *p1 k1* to end of row (don't "untwist" twisted stitches by knitting into the back of them!)
Row 2: sl1 pw *k1 sl1 kw with yarn held forward* to last two stitches, k2



Directions:

CO 61 stitches. Work in Twisted Slip Stitch Rib Pattern until wrap measures 60", ending on row 1 of pattern. Bind off all stitches on wrong side. Weave in any loose ends and you're done!





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