Big, fat, lush – and reversible!–cables run the whole length and width of this dramatic winter wrap providing texture for days and warmth to sink into when the cold winds blow. But don't be fooled by its robust appearance; when knit in airy wool at a loose gauge and with a few eyelets thrown in, the fabric is light and drapes–never heavy.
If rustic wool isn't your style, try it in a silkier blend–the result is completely polished, going from boardroom to evening with elegant, streamlined smoothness. This project is a surprisingly quick knit for gifting or when a fresh winter accessory is needed.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Finished size: 22 inches from center back to point and 72 inches across top edge
Yarn requirements: 775 yards
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked), 24 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in eyelet cable pattern (washed and blocked)
Needles: size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge, cable needle several sizes smaller than gauge needle