The Coastline Cover Up was designed for all your summer adventures! This beachy cover-up can be worn over a bathing suit, a dress, or any other warm-weather outfit. The incredible drape of this piece is thanks to the slinky bamboo content in Truboo.
This project is knit using larger needles for a loose, cascading fabric that will flow gracefully as it follows your movements. Feature details include an i-cord edge for a neat, clean finish, and two panels of lace that run vertically through this cover-up to bring a touch of elegance to this otherwise simple piece. Knit with just a four-row repeat, you’re sure to have this pattern memorized in no time. Truboo is the perfect yarn for summer garments, providing a soft, breathable fiber for the ultimate summer layering piece.
This piece is designed to become a ruana or a cardigan, depending on whether or not you would like the sides seamed. A ruana is an open layering piece with a back panel and two front panels that are only connected at the shoulders, while a cardigan is generally closed on the sides!
Lion Brand Truboo is labeled a light, category #3, DK weight yarn. Substitute Lion Brand Truboo with another DK weight (light, category #3) or sport weight (fine, category #2) yarn that matches gauge. You may also be able to match gauge with some fingering weight (super fine, category #1) yarns, too. For a drape similar to the one shown, choose a yarn with similar properties. If using a non-bamboo yarn, choose a lighter weight, like a sport weight or fingering weight yarn.
Main Gauge: Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Bottom Hem: Size U.S. 6 (4 mm) or 1.5 mm smaller than main gauge needles
Notions: Tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers, several locking stitch markers to help with seaming the bottom hem, scrap yarn that is thinner than your working yarn to use for your lifelines
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizing: This oversized cardigan is written in two sizes as follows: 1 (2). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only.
If your bust size is between 28-46” (71-118 cm), follow Size 1.
If your bust size is between 48-62” (122-158 cm), follow Size 2.
Lifeline: You will want to place a lifeline every few inches of knitting in case you need to frog the lace sections. If you have never used a lifeline before, watch this video!
Construction: First, you will knit one of the front panels from the bottom up, then place all sts on hold. You will then knit an identical second front panel the same way and knit across both panels, connecting them. Next, you will knit the back panel, continuing in your established stitch patterns.
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