I have always been a fan of ponchos and shawls so I am sure it is no surprise I love a good Ruana too. But to me, Ruana’s are even more special because they are basically blankets we can wear in public. And let’s face it… that is a very good thing in cozy season. So when Lion Brand asked me if I wanted to try the new Color Made Easy yarn, I knew instantly a Ruana would be in the works.
I incorporated the drop stitch to create a design that is both stylish and oh so cozy. I truly love how it came out and wear it in and out of the house. It is seriously cozy and a great pattern for some Netflix and chill time.
Special shout out to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the materials for this design.
Lion Brand Color Made Easy #5 Bulky Yarn
Main Color A: 4 Balls (247 yards each)
Color B: 1 Ball (247 yards)
Color C: 1 Ball (247 yards)
Knitter’s Pride ZING Interchangeable Needles: US 11 / 8 mm 40” circular needle
Large needle to weave ends
Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
k – knit
yo – yarn over
co – cast on (using long tail cast on method)
bo – bind off
st(s) – stitch(es)
inc’d - increased
Width across top edge: 76” Approx
Depth in center: 42” Approx
Gauge: 4 inch sq = 9 stitches x 16 rows in garter stitch
The drop effect is created by wrapping your YO in the Drop Section the amount of times called for. So a YO5 means wrapping yarn around needle 5 times for each st.
The YO at the end of each row creates the increase and the design element as well as increases 2 sts every other row.
Shown on model 5’1” with 3” heels. You can take rows out in the center portion for a shorter piece
WITH MAIN COLOR A:
Row 1: K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, Turn. 2 sts inc’d, 5 sts
Row 2: Knit, Turn.
Row 3: K1, YO, knit across to last st, YO, K1, Turn. 2 sts inc’d, 7 sts
Row 4: Knit, Turn.
Rows 5 – 40 : Repeat Rows 3, 4 alternating. 43 sts
DROP STITCH SECTION:
Rows 41-42: Repeat Rows 3, 4. 45 sts
Row 43: K1, YO5, *K1, YO2*, Repeat * to * across to last 2 sts, K1, YO5, K1, Turn.
Row 44: K1, drop 2 YO off needle, K1, Drop 2 YO, * K1, Drop 2 YO off needle*, Repeat * to * across to last st, K1, Turn. 47 sts
Rows 45-46: Repeat Rows 3, 4. 49 sts
Rows 47-52: Repeat Rows 3, 4 alternating. 55 sts
Rows 53-56: Repeat Rows 3, 4. 59 sts
Rows 57-58: Repeat Rows 43, 44. 61 sts
Rows 59-60: Repeat Rows 3, 4. 63 sts
Rows 61-66: Repeat Rows 3, 4 alternating. 69 sts
Rows 67-70: Repeat Rows 3, 4. 73 sts
Rows 71-72: Repeat Rows 43, 44. 75 sts
DROP SECTION COMPLETE.
Rows 73-120: Repeat Rows 3, 4 alternating. 123 sts
Rows 121-152: REPEAT DROP STITCH SECTION (Rows 41-72). 155 sts
Rows 153-168: Repeat Rows 3, 4 alternating. 171 sts
Row 169: BO.
USING COLOR A (or any color of your choice)
Cut 168 12” strands and pair them in sets of 2 strands each set.
Starting at CO edge, using Larks Head Knot, attach one set per row through the yo spaces on the sides.
Repeat on other side.
Trim ends of fringe to be even.
Weave in all other ends.