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lion brand® thick & quick® bonus bundle ridgefield knit ruana

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 4 - Lion Brand® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle Yarn – Oxford Grey 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 
   -  Finished Width: About 45" (114.5 cm).
   -  Finished Length: About 28" (71 cm).

GAUGE: 6 sts + 10 rows = about 4" (10 cm) over Garter Rib. Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
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STITCH EXPLANATION:
4/4 LC = 4 Over 4 Left Cross
   -  Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
 

STITCH PATTERNS:
Garter Rib (worked over a multiple of 6 sts)
 
Row 1 (WS): *K3, p3; rep from * across.
 
Row 2: Knit.
 
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Garter Rib.
 
 
Cable Panel (worked over 14 sts)
 
Row 1 (WS): K3, p8, k3.
 
Row 2: P3, k8, p3.
 
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
 
Row 7: Rep Row 1. 
 
Row 8: P3, 4/4 LC, p3.
 
Rows 9-16: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
 
Rep Rows 1-16 for cable panel.
 

NOTES:
1. Two panels are worked separately, then sewn together to make the ruana.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
3. The first stitch of every row is slipped to make an even side edge. Slip as if to knit or purl, whichever you prefer. 
Step 2
FIRST PANEL:
Cast on 34 sts.
 
Row 1 (WS): Slip 1, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Garter Rib over next 18 sts, pm, work Row 1 of cable panel over next 16 sts, pm, p1.
 
Row 2: Slip 1, slip marker (sm), work Row 2 of cable panel to next marker, sm, work Row 2 of Garter Rib to next marker, sm, p1.
 
Continue as established, working sts between markers in patterns, and slipping the first st and purling the last st of every row, until piece measures about 56 in. (142 cm) from beginning.
Bind off.   
Step 3
SECOND PANEL:
Cast on 34 sts and work same as panel 1. 
 
FINISHING:
Place the 2 panels side by side, with RS facing and cable panels at center. Beginning at lower edge, sew panels together for 28" (71 cm).
Weave in ends.
 
Blocking
Dampen ruana thoroughly. Spread a towel onto a flat surface, then lay ruana onto towel and smooth into shape. Gently shape to match finished measurements. Allow to air dry. 
Step 4
ABBREVIATIONS:
K = Knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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