Persephone Wrap - English
Persephone Wrap is a wrap style cardigan worked top down with raglan inc (yo's). Yo's are also done right after and right before the front edges until the two front pieces are (almost) as wide as the back.
Named after the Greek goddess of spring - Persephone - the front of the wrap has a leaf pattern that "grows" with the increases at the edges and - at first - also with the raglan inc.
The wrap can be made as a classic cardigan with long sleeves or with short sleeves as a vest to warm little bodies on cold days or as a cool summer cardigan, depending on choice of yarn.
Sizes: 1-3 months (6-9 months) 1 year (2 years)
Gauge (10 x 10 cm): 21 sts x 27 rows in stockinette st on size 3,5-4 mm needles
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Top down raglan, a chart that "grows" with raglan inc, icord
- 150 (150) 200 (250) grams/370 (370) 492 (615) yards/ 338 (338) 450 (562) meters of yarn for size 3,5-4 mm needles (the amount of yarn is given for the long sleeved version - the version without sleeves uses 30-50 grams of yarn less) (the sample cardigans are made in Knitpicks Swish DK in the colors Wonderland Heather (no. 26062) and Cornmeal (no. 24952) ( 50 gr = 112 m/123 yards))
- Size 3,5 mm (U.S. size 4) circular needle, 60 cm (24 inch) (or size to obtain gauge)
- 2 size 3 mm (U.S. size 3) double pointed needles for icord