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Plaid Fringed Wrap Ann McDonald Kelly’s oversized plaid wrap is worked lengthwise in the round with long steek stitches that are cut in the center to become the fringe.

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS

Set-up rnd K15 (for 1st half of steek), pm, p275 (for

Approx 79 x 19"/200.5 x 48cm wide (after cutting

body), pm, k15 (for 2nd half of steek). Over body

steek, excluding fringe)

sts, knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd, keeping steek sts in St st. Beg chart pats Rnd 1 Work chart 1 over first 15 steek sts, sm,

• 6 3½oz/100g skeins (each approx 126yd/

work 22-st rep of chart 2 twelve times, then work

115m) of Rowan Cocoon (wool/mohair) in

last 11 sts of chart, sm, work chart 1 over the last

#805 mountain (A)

15 steek sts.

• 5 skeins in #802 alpine (B)

Cont in pats as established until 22 rows of charts

• Size 10½ (6.5mm) circular needle, 40–60"/

have been worked 3 times, then work rnds 1–11

100–150cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

once more.

• Stitch markers

With A, over body sts work [knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd]

• Sharp scissors

twice, keeping steek sts in St st. Bind off knitwise.

• A length of contrasting yarn for marking steeks

Cutting steeks for fringe Note See page 149 for additional instructions and

GAUGE

photographs for cutting steeks into fringe.

14 sts and 18 rnds = 4"/10cm over chart 2 using

Weave contrast yarn to mark first and last sts of

size 10½ (6.5mm) needle.

steek as well as the center (between beg and end

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

of rnd). Carefully cut the fabric down the center

COLOR & TEXTURE

MATERIALS

of the steek (center marker). Beg at the bound-off NOTES

edge, unravel the bound-off sts up to the body,

1) Shawl is knit in the round with a very wide

then thread the tail through the last loop to stop

steek. The steek is later cut down the center and

it from unraveling further. Unravel the sts row

stitches are unraveled inwards to the body of the

by row, stopping where the body sts beg (outside

shawl to create the fringe.

markers). When 6 strands have been unraveled,

2) The steek stitches are always worked in

make an overhand knot and snug it up to the

St st (k every rnd).

edge of the wrap. Cont in this way along both sides of the steek, until all strands have been

WRAP

knotted (you may need to make a couple of knots

With A, cast on 305 sts. Join, taking care not to

with 7 strands).

twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd.

Note After unraveling, fringe will be very kinky.

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