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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have the pattern for the squishiest and warmest wrap for you today. Wearing the Cedar Wrap is like getting a hug. It sits beautifully on your shoulders without any fuss. I love the way the shawl collar just gently folds over when you put it around you and the buttons just pass through the fabric knitted on large needles without any set buttonholes. It couldn’t be more carefree.
The back is my favorite part though. The horizontal ripple stitch makes it look much harder than it is. The ripple stitch pattern is a two row repeat with the second row being knit only. After a couple of times through you will easily have it memorized and working on the big needles makes this project fly off your needles. It’s fun, fast and mindless knitting.
Here is some information you might like to know:
Finished measurements: 38 inches by 18 inches
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer (superwash65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 100 grams/60 yards), 5 skeins in Cedar #7209
Needles: US size 17 needles or size to obtain gauge (I used 24-inch circular needles to work back and forth)
Gauge: 1½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
5 one-inch buttons and sewing thread and needle (optional)
Buttons: I used 5 beautiful cut branch buttons I purchased from Wooden Treasures on Etsy. Click here to find out more about these gorgeous buttons straight from the great outdoors!
slslip a stitch as if to purl
pssopass the slipped stitch over the first stitch and off the needle
p2ssopass 2 slipped stitches over the first stitch and off the needle
yoyarn over the needle from front to back
tblknit through the back loop of the stitch
Note: The ripple stitch used in this pattern is an adapted stitch pattern found in the book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by, Jan Eaton. I highly recommend this book.