"One-night-stand" wrap

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One night with your Bond knitting machine is all you’ll need for this wrap.

You’ll need:
Three skeins of Lion Brand Homespun (this is Candy Apple)
a 6.5mm crochet hook
a large-eyed darning needle

Set up your Bond with a #4 keyplate. My gauge was about 9.5 sts and 15 rows to 4 inches.

Push out every other needle across the machine (50 needles) and, working from the left and starting with a slipknot, e-wrap cast on 50 sts.

Hang the weighted hem, push the needles back into working position and, starting with the carriage on the right, knit 250 rows. Change to a new skein when necessary (I found one skein lasted about 100 rows). Rehang the hem when your work hits the floor! I counted my rows in sets of ten, writing them down as I went – if you have a row counter, then it’s even easier.

Bind off using the backstitch method. Cut the yarn leaving a length about three times the width of your knitting. Thread up a darning needle and use a back-stitch-type motion to bind off all stitches loosely.

The knitting part took me no more than an hour.

With the crochet hook and starting near a corner, single crochet (double in UK) around the wrap, working 1 st between each row along the sides and 1 st between each st along the ends. Crochet over the yarn tails as you go (the tails that were left when you changed to a new skein). At the corners, work **1 single crochet (double crochet in UK), 2 chain, 1 single (double)** into the corner st. When you get back to where you started, slipstitch (single crochet in UK) to join to the first st and fasten off. Weave in tail.

The crocheting took me about an hour too.

It’s a wrap!

3 responses »

  1. Love that colour! I think it would really suit you…we need to see a pic of you modelling it to truly appreciate it 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to try this. I just received my NEW knitting machine and have a grandmother who would love this shawl……may make it this weekend!

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