The Carry on, cover up is a shawl, scarf and shrug, all in one piece of knitting. The sides of the shawl can be buttoned together where ever one wishes, trough paired buttons that can be removed when used a shawl. It is the perfect travel garment that will give you a warming scarf, shawl or a light cover up in the form of a shrug, when only packing a few items for a quick get-away.
The pattern is easy and even though there are increases (actually just skipped over decreases) and decreases to keep track of, it will be a walk in the park to knit. The extended pattern instructions include both written instructions, charts and a working order listing complete with row and stitch counts for all three sizes. A perfect easy knitting project for travelling both during and after knitting.
Size: XS/S (M/L, XL/XXL)
End width: 29 (29, 29) cm, 11.25 (11.25, 11.25) inches
Middle width: 32 (35, 38) cm, 12.5 (13.75, 15) inches
Length: 150 (155, 160) cm, 59 (61, 63) inches
The shawl will stretch slightly lengthwise when worn as a shrug.
About the yarn
Marks & Kattens Fame trend is a colour variegated yarn with long colour reports. Look at both ends of your skeins before you start knitting so that you can decide which ends that match the best to make sure that the join in of the new skein will follow the colour changes.
Main Yarn: Marks och Kattens Fame trend, 2 skeins (total: 200 g, ca 840 m)
Additional yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca, 1 skein (or other alpaca yarn, ca10 g/35 m is used for the pattern)
Colours: Multicoloured yarn with long colour reports (Marks & Kattens Fame trend)
Purple or other matching colour (Garnstudio Drops Alpaca, edge yarn)
Other materials: 32 buttons with hanks, size 13 mm/0.5”
Needle: 4 mm/US 6 or size required to achieve stated gauge (main yarn).
3.5 mm/US 4 or size required to achieve stated gauge (additional yarn).
Tension/Gauge: 24 st = 10 cm/4” in stockinette using main yarn (needle 4 mm/US 6).
24 st= 10 cm/4” in pattern B using main yarn (needle 4 mm/US 6).
22 st = 10 cm/4” in garter stitch using additional yarn (needle 3.5 mm /US 4).
Stitches used: knit, purl, yarn over, decreasing, double decreasing
The pattern for the Carry on, over up is available as a pdf-file for $5 at my Etsyshop or through Ravelry (available without an account). It has instructions for both cabled and ribbed edge in three sizes. The pattern has written instructions a well as a chart for the cables.