Knitting patterns for ruana wraps - large blanket shawls or open front square ponchos inspired by the traditional Andes garment. Many of the patterns are free.
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Stone Ridge Ruana
Garter stitch creates a flowy garment that drapes beautifully over the shoulders and is fastened with a knit strap in front. Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL. Beginner level knitting pattern according to the designer. Designed by Alexandra Tavel. A kit is also available. DK weight yarn.
This easy cardigan is knit with a 2 row repeat box rib stitch and edged with a plait cable. Worked flat in one piece. Designed by Lion Brand who rates it as easy+. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn.
Effortlessly Chic Ruana
This wrap is knit with a divided front in stockinette with a garter stitch ruffle. Rated easy by the designer. The only challenge is that stitches are picked up for the ruffle. Designed by Marly Bird for Red Heart. Aran weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Cloaked in Clouds Poncho
Alexandra Tavel’s easy cardigan sweater was inspired by blanket ruanas and features a wide rib collar and a thermal stitch for warmth. Quick project in bulky yarn, it is rated easy by the designer and Ravelrers.
Ruana Style Wrap
This project is knit in one piece with a bind-off, cast-on slit for the front opening and then seamed to make the armholes. The original pattern by JoAnne Turcotte from Plymouth Yarns used a multi-colored yarn but I like the texture of the solid-color project from fiberfarmer .
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the Berroco Ultra Alpaca used in the pictured project
- See JoAnne’s Cabled Afghan patterns in Easy as 1, 2, 3 Skeins
Woodland Ruana Wrap
The bulky yarn makes this shawl cozy and quick to knit, while the easy eyelet 6 row repeat gives it texture that works great with multi-colored yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser.
Patterns for Purchase
Ruana with wide sleeves knit in a textured stitch in sizes 46(50-55-60)” across. Recommended yarn on pattern page.
Pebble Beach Ruana
Open-front cardigan vest with unique lace hem perfect for layering. Sizes 24.5 (27.5, 30.75, 33.75)” wide. Designed by Amy Gunderson. One of the amazing patterns in knit.wear Wool Studio Vol. II Pattern Collection.