I guess the name really does say it all, but here’s the
What I want for this season is an easy as pie, super soft, wonderfully warm, top down raglan with the simplest of details that weighs about two feathers. The kicker? I’ll be adding some real/simulated moth activity as I knit! Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em ... join ‘em!
I’ve kept the design very simple so that my increasing collection of scarves and wraps will not be fighting for attention when I layer them on. The nice, open neckline has a very simple thick ridge pattern achieved by alternating double rounds of knit and purl. Neither the body nor sleeves have any shaping. All hems end with a round of reverse stockinette stitch before loosely binding off. The moth “activity” (aka- simple yarn over eyelets) can be found only on the sleeves-- starting with small nibbles at the top and working with increased hunger down to the bracelet length wrist.
yarns are one of the most thrilling. Their
thick and thin spun Winter Flamme offers
the perfect combination of lightness and
coverage when working with larger than labelled
needles. This yarn blocks like a dream but
I chose to let the edges of my version lightly
roll for a casual and relaxed look. I know
I will be stuffing this into my bag on those occasions when
I am uncertain as to how chilly
Maybe next summer when those moths are up to their mischief they’ll see the “damage” on the sleeves... consider it leftovers... and move on. Fingers crossed...
|model: Julie Bowser photos: Mags Kandis|
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Using shorter circular needle, CO 96[104, 108, 120, 124, 132, 140] sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Use marker which is different from the others, to indicate beginning of round.
K 1 round.
P 2 rounds.
K 2 rounds.
P 2 rounds.
Set-up Round: K14[16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20], place marker,
k34[36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 50], place marker, k14[16, 16,
18, 18, 20, 20], place marker, k34[36, 38, 42, 44, 46,
Raglan Increase Round: [Kfb, k to 1 st before marker,
kfb, slip marker] four times. 8 sts increased.
Dividing Round: Place first 48[56, 62, 70, 76, 84, 90] sts (all sts to first marker) on waste yarn, remove marker, k to next marker, remove marker, place next 48[56, 62, 70, 76, 84, 90] sts on waste yarn, remove marker, k to end. Rejoin to continue working in the round. 136[152, 168, 188, 204, 220, 240] sts.
Work in stockinette st until work measures 14 inches from
underarm or desired length.
K 4 rounds.
Next Round: K0[4, 7, 11, 2, 6, 9], place marker, [work
Round 1 of Eyelet Chart, place marker] 2[2, 2, 2, 3, 3,
3] times, k0[4, 7, 11, 2, 6, 9].
P 1 round.
|ABOUT THE DESIGNER|
Mags Kandis is a writer of books, designer
of things and maker of stuff. Her latest
book is Gifted:
Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet (Interweave
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