Multi-Gauge Easy Wrap by Marci Richardson

Multi-Gauge Easy Wrap

December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
695 yards (636 m)
Adult (20" x 26")
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This garment is best knit with yarns with a lot of drape, for example, yarns with alpaca, silk, or linen. The gauge, which is meant to be a little loose, is important for two reasons: for accurate sizing and to make sure that your fabric will have good drape – make sure to swatch. This wrap can be worn a number of ways – as a poncho, but I prefer to wear it more as a wrap with the long edge across the front. Experiment and find what you like best!

Three weight options are given.

Two edge options are given, both of which will prevent your stockinette stitch edges from rolling. The first is the 1x1 Ribbed I-chord edge. This edge is worked as you go, which means no finishing at the end, other than your shoulder seam. The second is the Applied I-chord edge. With this edge you start your knitting with a provisional cast on. The I-chord edge is worked after the piece is knit, starting with live sts and then picking up sts along the edge.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 20” x 26” (after folding, length before folding – 52”). Please note: this size looks good on most body types. However, if you are of a short stature (particularly with a small chest, and short arms), you might consider doing an 18” wide garment.

MATERIALS NEEDED: 900 yds Fingering weight (750 yds Sport weight, 695 yds DK/Worsted weight) yarn, US#3 (3mm), (US#5 (3.5mm), US#7 (4.5mm) needle) – or size to get the correct gauge (I prefer to use a 24” circular needle), ring marker. If working the Applied I-chord edge, you will need a spare circular needles (24 or 32”) in the same size you are using for the body and a few yards of contrasting scrap yarn. Also, if doing the Applied I-chord edge, you may choose to do it in a contrasting color – allow for 100 (80, 60) yds of your total yarn requirements to be in the contrasting color.

GAUGE: fingering weight – 6 sts per inch (sport - 5 sts per inch, worsted - 4 sts per inch) in stockinette st – it is also a good idea with these types of fibers to wet and dry your swatch before measuring.