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Blissful Knit Shrug
Blissful Knit Shrug
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Doesn't just looking at this blissful knit shrug make you happy? With its array of colors, fun textures, and cozy feel, there's no wonder this easy shrug pattern is love at first sight. While it may not be best suited for a fancy event, this unique statement piece is great for a school dance, a fun summer date, or even just your average summer day. You'll never find an easy shrug quite like this one, so you'll be missing a great opportunity if you pass this pattern up.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge10 sts and 15 rows= 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Finished SizeTo fit bust measurement—Extra-Small/Small/Med: 28-38" [71-96.5 cm]; Large/Extra Large: 40-46" [101.5-117 cm]; 2/3 X-Large/4/5 X-Large: 48-62" [122-157.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blissful™ yarn: (3.5 oz/100 g; 106 yds/97 m) Tapestry (89002) - 2 balls
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 4 stitch markers.

Instructions

Shrug

Cast on 23 (25-28) sts.

Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.

Proceed in stocking st and inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 10th (8th-8th) row until there are 31 (35-38) sts, ending on a purl row. Place markers each end of last row.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.

Rep last 2 rows until work from marked row measures 16 (18-20)" [40.5 (45.5-51) cm], ending on WS row. Place second set of markers each end of last row.

Proceed in stocking st only and dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 10th (8th-8th) row until there are 23 (25-28) sts, ending on a knit row.

Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Sew sleeve seams from cast on and cast off edges to markers.

Abbreviations

Beg
Beginning
Kfb
Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K
Knit
K2tog
Knit next 2 stitches together
Rep
Repeat
RS
Right side
St(s)
Stitch(es)
Yo
Yarn over
Stocking st
Stocking stitch (alternate knit and purl rows)
Inc
Increase

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