Rayne Wrap Cardigan

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Rayne Wrap Cardigan

Rayne Wrap Cardigan

Rayne is an easy, fast-knitting and flattering wrap, sweater, or shawl – however you think of it. Sleeves are picked up and knit down to the wrist in the round for a completely seamless garment. This versatile piece will land a great place in any wardrobe! Perfect for wrapping around yourself on a chilly day, or just a great excuse to snuggle up under a blanket of your favourite yarn.

SIZE
To fit bust: 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches around full bust
Finished Crossback Measurement: 13[13.5, 14, 15, 16, 16.5, 17] inches.

To choose the most accurate size to make, measure yourself (or get a friend to help!) from armpit to armpit across the back and choose the closest back measurement, erring on the larger side.

MATERIALS
Noro Silk Garden [45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lamb’s wool; 110 yards/50 g skein]; colour 269; 8[8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15] skeins
Or 840[880, 990, 1100, 1200, 1430, 1650] yards of worsted weight yarn.

Worsted weight yarn is purposefully knit at a looser than suggested gauge to result in a drapey fabric.

6.5 mm straight or 24” circular needles
6.5 mm double-pointed needles
waste yarn
tapestry needle

GAUGE
12 stitches and 18 rows = 10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

DIFFICULTY
This pattern is suitable for a beginner. Easy peasy!

TO ORDER

$6.00 CAD

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Rayne Wrap Cardigan

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all-knit wardrobe

I’m way behind in my blogging! I’ve got so much stuff going on lately, it’s tough to get to it. But soldier on I shall.

cashmere undershirt

In my quest for an all-knit wardrobe, here’s an undershirt. Out of Habu 2/26 cashmere. The yarn’s dang thin, so I’m knitting with it double-stranded on 4mm needles for a light, airy fabric.

I’m up to the straps, so theoretically there is very little knitting left – but it involves things like measuring and putting things on holders and stuff. So it’s been a bit neglected. Plus, it was really mild the last few days so a very warm undershirt is not really needed!

But it’s getting about that time – snow was forecast for today, and the temperature’s getting seasonal. And I really want to get this off the needles. I have way too many projects going. Let’s not even talk about the Xmas presents!

For those waiting for the Rayne (noro wrap) pattern, I’m doing photos today. No matter what. So the whole thing should be ready this weekend.

working on the stash

The spinning stash, that is – I just washed up some finished handspun.

yarn for an xmas present

This is some Romney that I picked up *last* year at Rhinebeck. I bought three 8 oz. bags, and I’ve spun up about a pound. The roving was fantastic to work with – drafted like a dream, full of air. It was a bit hairy, as Romney is, but nothing crazy.

mmm, wooly

I bought two bags of one shade and one of a darker shade, so I decided to spin it up into a three-ply, where two of the plies would be the lighter shade and one ply the darker. Woolen prep, woolen spun (long-draw, fast). It spun up really, really quickly and washed up nice and soft.

I think it worked out quite nicely – I think the yarn will knit up into a very cohesive fabric with a tweedy, marled look to the colour. I’ve done about 445 g, measuring in at about 900 yards. Just enough for the project I have in mind (a gift). I still have quite a bit of the roving left over so I’ll probably spin it up the same…but for now, more colourful spinning is calling my name!