Striper Wrap

A luscious wrap with eye-catching colorwork.

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Finished bust: 30 1/2 (32, 34, 36 1/2, 38 1/2, 40, 42, 46 1/2, 50, 54 1/2)” [77.5 (81.5, 86.5, 92.5, 98, 101.5, 106.5, 118, 127, 138.5) cm]

Featured materials: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, shown in Pomegranate, with Relish, Cornflower, Medium gray, and Light gray accents

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch

Description: The deep line of this wrap flatters busty and non-busty knitters alike (just make sure the tie falls at your natural waistline). The Fair Isle is worked in gradations of color in the round on the sleeves, but note that it is worked flat on the shoulders–a little more work, but definitely worth it for the effect!

Designed for: Bottom-heavy shapes

Modification ideas: Remember, you look best in clothes you love. That said, to keep in line with the Fit to Flatter system, Proportional shapes might consider using a “deepest” shade that offers a bit more contrast with the main color of the sweater, or repeating the colorwork on the sweater’s hem. Top-heavy knitters might consider reversing the color progression in the stripes and eliminating the colorwork on the shoulders.

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