I’ve decided to make mine reversible so I picked 2 different fabrics that go with my bias tape and bought a little extra so I could put pockets on both sides.

The pattern has been decided: Simplicity 4282 E

The one in the middle

The pattern calls for 1 1/8 yards of 45″ fabric, but I’m going to get 1 1/2 yards because I want more pockets and I think I’m going to get 2 different fabric (1 1/2 yards each) so I can make it reversible. It also calls for 3 1/2 yard of 1/4″ wide Double Fold Bias Tape. That will have to be a coordinating color that works with both my fabrics for me. The pattern also calls for 3/8 yard of 1″ wide flat eyelet. Not sure I’m going to do that until after I pick out the fabric I’m going to use.

The back of the pattern shows what the apron looks like laying flat:

Remember you will be bringing in your sewing machine for that class. So please practice using it before then. Bring whatever thread you want to sew with along with your fabric, bias tape, scissors, etc.

It will be exciting to see what fabric everyone brings and how the same pattern will look different on each of us.

Here is where it would be nice to post links and/or patterns and pictures of different projects. I can’t wait to see what you will come up with.

By Ingrid Nickols from Loops – a yarn store

In case you misplaced your pattern here are the directions with notes in (Italics):

Yarn: Karabella Margritte Bulky* – 8 skeins (80 yards per skein) or any yarn you would like and you will need 640 yards of it.

Needles: #10.5 straight or circular

Buttons: 3 (Don’t buy your buttons until after making the wrap so you can get the correct size button for your opening, they thought you would need 2.5″ buttons)

Finished Measurements: 58″ long x 19″ wide

Method: Cast on 75 stitches

Work in SS (knit on front side, purl on back side) until wrap is 8.5″ long, ending with a WS (purl side) row, ready to work a knit row. For a neater edge, slip the first and last stitches of each knit row (rather than knitting them).

Work buttonhole as follows: Knit 12 stitches, cast off 8 stitches, knit to end. On following row, purl to cast-off stitches and cast on 8 stitches over the hole, using the “e” or thumb method. Purl to end of row.

Continue in SSĀ until piece measures 58″ in length. Cast off. Sew on three buttons: at 8.5″, 12.5″ and 16.5″ from cast on edge. Enjoy!

* Any smooth yarn will work for this piece. Simply use the needle recommended on the ball band, then take the gauge per inch and multiply times 19 inches. For example, if the gauge is 4 stitches to the inch, 4×19=76, so you would cast on 76 stitches.