Adam's Ribs long-sleeved wrap
                     
yarn       designs      contact         


Creativity is contagious, pass it on
- Albert Einstein

Adam's Ribs long-sleeved wrap

Adam's Ribs is one of my favorite stitch patterns. It looks like a cable, but is really a wandering rib, and it's simple yet interesting to work ... plus it's completely reversible, and has such a pretty scalloped edge. I designed the stitch pattern a few years ago and am still finding new ways to use it ...

... like for this blanket-style wrap sweater with a drapey shawl collar and long slender sleeves.

As with my Adam's Ribs cap-sleeved wrap, the sweater is worked from side to side in an unusual construction.
It too uses short rows - the sleeve caps are worked seamlessly into the shoulders using short rows and short rows also shape the underarms.
Sleeves are worked in the round to the wrist.

Sizes: XS (S, M, ML, L, XL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-37, 38-42, 43-46, 47-51, 52-56)"
with cross-back measurements (from underarm to underarm) of 14 1/4 (16 3/4, 19, 21 1/2, 23 3/4, 26 1/4)".
Sweater shown is size S worn over a 36" bust.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted) in Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed) or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora); 137 yd / 125 m per 1 oz / 50 g skein: 8 (10, 12, 14, 15, 16) skeins. Shown in Nirvana cedar. Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Needles size 8 US / 5 mm straight or circular needles for body, and circular or double-pointed needles for sleeves, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.

Skills used: Increases, decreases, short rows (explained), provisional cast on, sewn bindoff.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit Adam's Ribs