Mac Wrap Caridgan
The Mac Wrap Cardi is a high-hip-lenth wrap cardigan that is designed for cozy comfort. This is the
cardigan that is my “go to” cardigan when I want to relax and get comfortable. My inspiration for the cardigan is twofold. I have a store bought cardigan that I got years ago in a consignment store. It is a loose wrap that ties closed on both sides, and honestly, it is a little past its prime. It is heavily worn, yet I like the way it looks and feels. I always pass it over when it is time to clean out the closet. The details on the Mac Wrap Cardi are different than the old cardigan in my closet, but it has that same comfortable look and feel.
I also have a favorite craft beer. This beer is the one I reach for on a Saturday night when I just want to
relax and hang out. The one I order when I am not in the mood to try a new flavor or complex IPA. That
beer is Wee Mac, a Scottish ale made by Sun King in Indianapolis. If you are ever in the area, or if Sun
King’s distribution hits your area, give it a try. I like Wee Mac so much that it has been the inspiration
for two garments. The Scottish Ale is a man’s cable sweater also named for Wee Mac.
The garment has drop shoulders and a V-neck that is created by the wrap. Worked top down, the back
is worked first, then each front is worked separately. The cardigan is joined to work in one piece at the
underarms. It is stockinette stitch to the lower waist. A brioche skirt is worked separately and is then
joined to the cardigan using an I-cord bind off. There is short row shaping on the shoulders, and the
sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round to the wrists.
This cardigan gives you a great opportunity to try a bit of brioche and to learn how to join two pieces of
knitted fabric with an I-cord bind off.
33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60) in,
84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5, 137, 145, 152.5) cm
41 (44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68) in,
104 (112. 119.5, 127, 134.5, 142, 150, 157.5, 165, 172.5) cm
23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 25) in,
58.5 (58.5, 58.5, 61, 61, 61, 61, 63.5, 63.5, 63.5) cm
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 in/10 cm in St st
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Wonderland Mad Hatter, 100% Superwash Merino, sport weight,
344 yds/315 m, 3.5 oz/100 g, color 64 Seventh Square or 1150 (1225, 1325, 1475, 1575, 1650, 1750,
1925, 2000, 2100) yds/1050 (1125, 1225, 1350, 1450, 1525, 1600, 1750, 1825, 1925) m sport weight yarn
Two Size 6 US/4 mm 32-inch/80-mm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 7 US/4.5 mm 16-inch/40- mm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 7 US/4.5 mm double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size H US/5 mm crochet hook
Stitch markers, 4 in color A, 4 in color B, 2 locking