White Mountain Ruana
Voluptuous, luxurious, and enveloping, the White Mountain Ruana is a chic layer perfect for winter wanderings. The overlapping fronts can be worn loose or closed with snap fasteners and an I-cord tie. An easy-to-knit allover ripple rib pattern gives this ruana an elegant texture; garter stitch on the collar offers contrast to the body.
Yarn: Shibui Knits Maai (70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino, 160 m, 50 g). Sample is knitted in Brick 115: 16 (18, 19) skeins; 2480 (2720, 2960) m.
Gauge: 25 sts and 42 rows in Garter st measures 10 cm square. 25 sts and 32 rows in Ripple Rib measures 10 cm square.
Notes: The Ruana is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. A provisional cast on is replaced by an I-cord bind off, at the end. Stitches are cast-on for the width of the sleeve parts. The sleeve parts are identical for all sizes but the larger sizes end in a shorter rib that are picked up and knitted at the end.