Drop-Dead Easy Knits for Fall

We’re coming to the time of year where all we want to do is be cozy. And what better way to do that than to knit by the fire…and then cozy up to your finished product! Drop-Dead Easy Knits is a new book that is perfect for finding fantastic projects that don’t require you to study a pattern for hours. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects—from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps—is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a “wine and knitting” night with friends. For a sneak peek we’re posting one of our personal favorite (and stylish) products: the Glama Wrap. Keep reading for a carefree knitting project from Drop-Dead Easy Knits!

 

Glama Wrap

We love nothing more than knitting a warm shawl by the fire on a cold night. As the Glama Wrap grows, you can spread the finished end across your lap
to keep you extra toasty. Worked in bulky yarn with a simple stitch pattern, this cozy wrap knits up so quickly you’ll find yourself wanting to cast on another one as
soon as you finish the first.

glamawrap

 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Relaxed
SIZES
Scarf, (Wrap)
(Shown as wrap)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 10 (231⁄2)” (25.5 [59.5]cm)
Length: 67 (67)” (170 [170]cm)
MATERIALS
4 (8) skeins Malabrigo Mecha, 100% superwash merino, 31⁄2 oz (100g), 130 yd (120m), in Polar Morn
1 US size 11 (8mm) 24 (32)” (60 [80]cm) circular needle (adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
GAUGE AFTER BLOCKING
13 stitches and 21 rows = 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch
3 multiples of dropped stitch pattern = 4″ (10cm) wide
1 repeat of dropped stitch pattern = 4″(10cm) high
SPECIAL STITCH
Drop stitch: Slip the stitch off the needle and let it unravel to the yarn over 8 rows below.
STITCH PATTERN
Dropped Stitch Pattern
Multiple of 4 stitches, plus 2. See note below.
Note: This stitch pattern changes stitch counts throughout. For swatching purposes, cast on a multiple of 4 plus 2 stitches. Work the setup row once only.
Setup row (RS): *K1, yo, k1, p2; work from * to last 2 stitches, k1, yo, k1.
Row 1 (WS): P3, *k2, p3; work from *to end.
Row 2: *K3, p2; work from * to last 3 stitches, k3.
Rows 3–6: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 1.
Row 8: *K1, drop stitch, k1, p1, yo, p1; work from * to last 3 stitches, k1, drop stitch, k1.
Row 9: P2, *k3, p2; work from * to end.
Row 10: *K2, p3; work from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
Rows 11–14: Repeat rows 9 and 10.
Row 15: Repeat row 9.
Row 16: *K1, yo, k1, p2, drop stitch, p1; work from * to last 2 stitches, k1, yo, k1.
Repeat rows 1–16 for pattern.

 

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 30 (70) stitches.
Work in garter stitch for 10 rows.
Setup row (RS): K2, place marker, *k1, yo, k1, p2; work from * 5 (15) more times for a total of 6 (16) times, k1, yo, k1, place marker, k2—37
(87) stitches.
Row 1 (WS): K2, p3, *k2, p3; work from * 5 (15) more times for a total of 6 (16) times, k2.
Row 2 (RS): K2, *k3, p2; work from * 5 (15) more times, for a total of 6 (16) times, k5.
Rows 3–6: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 1.
Row 8: K2, *k1, drop stitch, k1, p1, yo, p1; work from * 5 (15) more times for a total of 6 (16) times, k1,
drop stitch, k3—36 (86) stitches.
Row 9 (WS): K2, p2, *k3, p2; work from * 5 (15) more times, for a total of 6 (16) times, k2.
Row 10 (RS): K2, *k2, p3; work from * 5 (15) more times, for a total of 6 (16) times, k4.
Rows 11–14: Repeat rows 9 and 10 twice.
Row 15: Repeat row 9.
Row 16: K2, *k1, yo, k1, p1, drop stitch, p1; work from * 5 (15) more times, for a total of 6 (16) times, k1, yo, k3—37 (87) stitches.
Repeat rows 1–16 for pattern.
Continue to work the first 2 and the last 2 stitches in garter stitch while working the dropped stitch pattern between the markers. Work rows
1–16 a total of 16 times.
Work rows 1–7 once more.
Next row: K2, *k1, drop stitch, k1, p2; work from * 5 (15) more times, for a total of 6 (16) times, k1, drop stitch, k3—30 (70) stitches.
Work 10 rows in garter stitch.
Bind off.
FINISHING
Weave in ends.
Block.

 

 

Reprinted from Drop-Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan and Kristen Kapur (Clarkson Potter, 2016). 


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