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lion brand® wool-ease® thick & quick® rhinebeck knit ruana

Ward off the chill with a soft and snuggly Rhinebeck Knit Ruana! Pick up some Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® yarn and use the pattern below to get started!
Step 1


  • Finished Width About 45 in. (114.5 cm)
  • Finished Length About 28 in. (71 cm)

GAUGE: 6 sts + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over Garter Rib; be sure to check your gauge.


  • 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.

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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.


  • Two Panels are worked separately, then sewn together to make the Ruana.
  • 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.
  • 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


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.


Cast on 34 sts and work same as Panel 1.


Place the 2 Panels side by side with RS facing and Cable Panels at center. Beginning at lower edge, sew Panels together for 28 in. (71 cm).

Weave in ends.


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.


4/4 LC = 4 Over 4 Left Cross

K = Knit

P = Purl

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right Side

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong Side


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