SIZES Adult Medium/Large
Ruana measures approximately 11"/ (28) cm wide by 59"/150 cm long, after blocking.
Note: Lace fabric is very flexible; piece may be blocked to desired size, but bear in mind that piece may be narrower if blocked longer, shorter if blocked wider.
k2tog (decrease): Knit 2 sts together through the front loops.
ssk (decrease): Slip, slip, knit – Slip 2 sts, one at a time KNITWISE to right-hand needle, return sts to left-hand needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops.
yo (increase): With the yarn in the knit position, bring it to the front between the needles, [to the purl position], then carry it over the needle, ready to knit the next stitch.
3-Needle Bind Off (optional) (Joining 2 pieces together as you bind off.)
Place the stitches of the pieces to be joined on separate needles, (or each end of a circular needle), held one behind the other with right-sides facing each other, in left hand; with a third needle, (the same size or 1 size largerthan used for knitting the pieces), k2tog [1 from the front needle, 1 from the back needle—1 stitch on right-hand needle], * K2tog [2 stitches on right-hand needle], bind off 1 stitch in usual manner; repeat from * to end.
I-Cord (optional): May be worked using either method below:
Using Embellish-Knit ®: Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Using double pointed needles: On a double pointed needle, cast on 3 sts; do NOT turn. * Slide sts to the opposite end of the needle and knit them, pulling yarn firmly behind sts; repeat from * to desired length. After a few rows, you will see that you are knitting a tiny tube; give it a gentle tug now and then to adjust any loose sts. Bind off all sts, leaving a 12" tail for finishing.
Crochet Chain (optional): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over)
WAVES PATTERN (multiple of 12 sts + 1) – also see Chart
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11: K1, * [k2tog] 2 times, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [ssk] 2 times, k1; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for Waves patt.
Using larger needles, cast on 49 sts.
(WS) Knit 1 row.
(RS) Begin Waves patt; work even until piece measures approximately 29" from cast on edge, end with (WS) Row 12 of patt.
First Rectangle: Place sts on holder (for 3-Needle Bind Off), or bind off all sts very loosely.
Second Rectangle: Leave sts on needle and place sts from first Rectangle on second needle (for 3-Needle Bind Off), or bind off all sts very loosely.
Join pieces using 3-Needle Bind Off or yarn needle. Note: Join loosely, to keep the seam from puckering.
Steam lightly, or wet-block to the finished measurements.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Using method of choice (see Notes), work 2 pieces, each 14" long.
Fasten off, leaving a tail for attaching to Ruana.
Using yarn needle and tail, attach ties to center Front, approximately 12" up from lower edge on each side (see photo).