Jillian Moreno for Acme Knitting Company
This wrap is so easy it makes me
want to do a dance.
It's a simple dropped stitch pattern,
with wide ribbon woven through the dropped threads.
The effect looks much more complex than the reality,
and couldn't we use a little more of that in our knitting
And, yes, if you have to, you can
seam the edge and make it into a poncho.
Holcomb, Jane Patrick
72 inches (excluding fringe)
Gypsy [100% brushed silk; 121yds/109m
per 50g skein]; color:#23 Pomegranate; 4 skeins
Houdini [100% Nylon; 100 yds/90m
per g 86skein]; color: #8 Passion; 1 skein
1 set US #10/6mm straight or circular needles
[Knitty's list of standard
abbreviations can be found here]
sts/16 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Using a long-tail CO and MC, [CO
5 sts, YO] 11 times, CO 5 sts. [71 sts]
*Row 1 [WS]: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 [RS]: K all sts.
Cont as set, in St st with 2 st garter st edge,
until work measures 4 inches, ending with a WS row.
Drop Stitch Row: [K5, drop next st from
needle, YO], rep to last 5 sts, k5.
Allow the dropped sts to unravel back to the previous
Repeat from * until work measures 72", ending
with a WS row.
BO Row: Break yarn, leaving
a tail at least 2.5-3 yards long.
*BO 4 sts, thread yarn through st rem on right needle,
drop next st from left needle and allow st to unravel*,
rep to last 5 sts, BO rem sts.
NOTE: When working BO
row, be sure to leave enough slack so that the shawl
will not pucker at the BO edge.
Cut 11 pieces of CC, each 3 yards long.
Leaving a 12" tail, tie one piece to the bottom
strand of one dropped-stitch ladder. Thread ribbon
onto tapestry needle and, using the photo as a guide,
weave it through the strands of the dropped-stitch
ladder. The ribbon is likely to twist during this
process -- be sure to untwist often so it lies flat.
When weaving is completed, tie to last strand of dropped-stitch
ladder, leaving a 12" tail.
Repeat this process for each dropped-stitch ladder.
Cut 22 pieces of CC, each 25 inches long.
Fold each piece in half and, using an overhand knot,
tie each to the knot at the base or end of a dropped-stitch
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