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Mac Wrap Caridgan

Mac Wrap Caridgan

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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.

Skill Level


Finished Measurements


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

High Hip:

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

Waste yarn

Tapestry needle

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