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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)
Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)
Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)
Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)
Connemara Cozy (a seamless wrap)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to knit in the round
  • understanding of doing different types of increases

Pattern Description:

As rich in color as the famous Connemara marble, this wrap wil be a delight to knit: eyelet ribbing at the neck that carries on down the "sleeves"; while the front and back are filled with a wavy-stitch pattern, highlighting the subtle color changes in the worsted weight wool/silk blend used to make this wrap.

The directions are written out round-by-round as well as charted.

The one-size-fits-most wrap (hem circ = 62"; neck-to-hem = 15") uses approximately 490 yards of worsted yarn. [The sample used one skein of Plymouth's Mushishi 95% wool/5% silk in Green Apple].

wrap is made from the neck to the hem; knitted completely in the round
eyelet rib for the four-inch high neck merges into the body pattern (while retaining the eyelet rib on the should line)
body is shaped with four increases along the shoulder lines every other round as well as an increase within the body-stitch pattern every repeat


20st x 24rnds = 4-inches in stockinette worked in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: hem circ = 62"; neck-to-hem = 15"; neck circ = 14" unstretched)


  • approx 490 yards worsted-weight wool/wool-blend (sample used one skein of Mushishi in Green Apple)
  • US #8 circs (16- and 40-inch circs)
  • stitch markers -- one for beg of rnd, optional 4 others to mark shoulder inc lines
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends

Suggested yarn:

490 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Mushishi


Green Apple