Donna

Donna, a delightfully cushy wrap to keep the chill away.  Edged with a few rounds of reverse stockinette stitch, in an alternate color if you like, the overall fabric is worked in twisted rib – a 5 stitch repeat of knits, purls, and simple right twists.  Slight shaping at its upper edge hugs the shoulders creating a beautiful drape.  Dress it up or down, this multi-season piece is super stylish and versatile, completing any outfit.  Worked in the round without seaming or blocking, you’ll find Donna to be a perfectly cozy project to pick up at the end of a work day, or anytime – enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Height: 11½ (12, 12½)" (29.25 (30.5, 31.75) cm)
Circumference: 38 (46, 52)
" (96.5 (117, 132) cm) loop tapering at upper edge to 28 (33, 37)" (71 (84, 94) cm).  Shown above with approximately 1" (2.5 cm) ease at lower edge – stitch provides stretch for wearing comfort.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Melange by Blue Sky (100% baby alpaca; 110 yds (100 m) per 50 g skein); color 1 – Toasted almond #809; 4 (5, 5) skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 385 (465, 555) yards; color 2 – Dijon #807; 1 (1, 1) skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 55 (65, 75) yards.

Needles
1 24 to 32
" circular needle size US7 (4.5mm) or size to obtain gauge
1 24 to 32
" circular needle size US6 (4mm) 1 size smaller than above for trim

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
24 sts and 28.4 rows to 4" (10 cm) in twisted rib stitch with rib gently expanded without blocking - no blocking required.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, p2tog), and twisted stitches (RT).

4 page pdf includes pattern instructions, stitch pattern chart and description, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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