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Knit Spring Ruana
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: L20087 This beautiful and versatile wrap was exclusively for us by Kimberly McAlindin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 44 x 60 in. (112 x 152.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

487-107 LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hyacinth

Dusty blue


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. in Arrow Lace pattern.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
STITCH EXPLANATIONS
sl2kp (slip 2-k1-pass slipped sts over)

A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle into next 2 sts as if to knit them tog, and slip them from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next st.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the 2 slipped sts (the 2nd and 3rd sts on the right needle) up and over the knit st (first st on right needle) and off the needle – you have decreased 2 sts.
ssk (slip, slip, knit)
Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased. yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

PATTERN STITCH
Arrow Lace (worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1:
Purl.
Row 2 (RS): K1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: K2, yo, sl2kp, yo, *k3, yo, sl2kp, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Arrow Lace pattern.


NOTES:
NOTES
1. Ruanna is worked in 3 pieces; 2 long Lace Panels and 1 short Garter Panel.
2. The Lace Panels are worked in Arrow Lace pattern with first and last 3 sts of each row worked in Garter st (k every row) for Garter st borders. Stitch markers are used to separate the border sts and the center Arrow Lace pattern sts.
3. The Arrow Lace pattern can be worked from written instructions or by following the Chart. If working from the chart, read from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.
4. In this design, large needles are used to create a lacy effect. 5. The Panels are sewn together at side edges, with the Garter Panel between the 2 Lace Panels.
6. Study your work after completing a few Garter st rows so that you can recognize the Garter ridges – each ridge = 2 rows of Garter st.
7. The wonderful thing about this Ruanna is that after the first Panel is completed, it can be worn on its own until you finish the other 2 Panels and sew them all together!



INSTRUCTIONS
LACE PANEL (make 2)

Cast on 73 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 12 rows.

Row 1 (WS): K3 (for Garter st border), place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Arrow Lace pattern over next 67 sts, pm, k last 3 sts (for Garter st border).

Row 2: K3, slip marker (sm), work Row 2 of Arrow Lace pattern to next marker, sm, k3.

Row 3: K3, sm, work Row 3 of Arrow Lace pattern to next marker, sm, k3.

Row 4: K3, sm, work Row 4 of Arrow Lace pattern to next marker, sm, k3.

Rep Rows 1-4 until you have worked a total of 240 rows. You will have worked the 4 row rep a total of 60 times.

Work in Garter st for 12 rows.

Bind off.




GARTER PANEL (make 1)

Cast on 23 sts.

Work in Garter st for 124 rows (62 Garter ridges).

Bind off.





FINISHING


Following photo and assembly diagram, with RS facing, arrange Panels in the following order: Lace Panel, Garter Panel, Lace Panel.



On inside edge of each Lace Panel, beg at cast-on edge, count up ridges of Garter st border and place a marker on the 62nd ridge (Row 124). Sew long sides of Garter Panel to long side of each Lace Panel, from cast-on edge to marker.

Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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