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Ruffled Edges Shrug Pattern

Ruffled Edges Shrug Pattern
Ruffled Edges Shrug Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Ruffled Edges Shrug Pattern is a fun knit shrug pattern that will add a bit of pizzazz to your wardrobe. The back and sleeves of this shrug are made using basic stockinette stitch, and then a great ruffled edging is added to the front, collar, and sleeves. The shrug you make will be both warm and stylish, which is exactly what you need when it’s a little chilly outside. This easy knitting pattern will be ready to wear in no time, so start creating now!

Easy

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge21 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch

Finished SizeFinished Bust: S 32 (M 34, L 38, XL 42)” Finished Length: S 13½ (M 15½, L 17½, XL 19)”

Materials List

  • RED HEART® “Designer Sport™”: 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins 3261 Terra Cotta
  • Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6] straight and 36” long circular
  • Stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • yarn needle

Instructions

Notes: 

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large and X-Large are in parentheses.

Sleeves and Body of Shrug are worked back and forth in rows. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Body Edging is worked in the round.

Shrug Sleeves (make 2)

Cast on 46 (50, 50, 54) sts.
Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 7 (8, 13, 13) times – 60 (66, 76, 80) sts.
Continue in St st, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 11 (11, 8, 8) times – 82 (88, 92, 96) sts.
Work even until piece measures 15½ “ from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Slip sts to a stitch holder for Body. 

Shrug Body

With right side facing and circular needles, k82 (88, 92, 96) sts from one Sleeve stitch holder, cast on 86 (90, 100, 110) sts for Back, k82 (88, 92, 96) sts from second Sleeve stitch holder – 250 (266, 284, 302) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Decrease Row 1 (Right Side): K2tog, k78 (84, 88, 92) sts, k2tog, place marker, k1, ssk, k80 (84, 94, 104) sts, k2tog, place marker, k1, ssk, k78 (84, 88, 92), k2tog – 244 (260, 278, 296) sts; 6 sts decreased.
Decrease Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2tog, purl to 3 sts before first marker, p2tog, purl to next marker, p2tog, purl across to last 2 sts, p2tog – 240 (256, 274, 292) sts; 4 sts decreased.
Decrease Row 3: K2tog, [knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, ssk] twice, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog – 234 (250, 268, 286) sts; 6 sts decreased.
Repeat last 2 rows 14 times – 94 (110, 128, 146) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Repeat Decrease Row 3 for 9 (12, 14, 16) times – 38 (38, 44, 50) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Slip sts to a stitch holder for Body Edging.

Sleeve Edging

With right side facing, pick up and knit 40 (45, 50, 50) sts evenly spaced along opposite side of cast-on edge of Sleeve.
Knit 3 rows.
Row 1 (Right Side): P2, k1, [p4, k1] across to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: K2, p1, [k4, p1] across to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 3-10: Repeat Rows 1-2.
Row 11: P2, yo, k1, yo, *p4, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 12: K2, p3, [k4, p3] across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: P2, k3, [p4, k3] across to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 14-20: Repeat Rows 12-13.
Row 21: P2, yo, k3, yo, *p4, yo, k3, yo; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 22: K2, p5, [k4, p5] across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 23: P2, k5, [p4, k5] across to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 24-32: Repeat Rows 22-23.
Bind off.
Sew Sleeve seams.

Body Edging

With right side facing, knit across 38 (38, 44, 50) sts from stitch holder, pick up and knit 33 (36, 38, 40) sts evenly along Sleeve raglan edge, pick up and knit 86 (90, 100, 110) sts along opposite side of cast-on edge of Back, pick up and knit 33 (36, 38, 40) sts along opposite Sleeve raglan edge – 190 (200, 220, 240) sts. Join to work in rounds. Place marker for beginning of round.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Round 1: P2tog, yo, k1, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Round 2: P2, k1, [p4, k1] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 3 (4, 5, 6) times more.
Round 3: P2, yo, k1, yo, *p4, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2 – 266 (280, 308, 336) sts.
Round 4: P2, k1 through back loop, k1, k1 through back loop, *p4, k1 through back loop, k1, k1 through back loop; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2.
Round 5: P2, k3, [p4, k3] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 2 (2, 3, 4) times more.
Round 6: P2tog, yo, k3, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k3, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2.
Round 7: P2, k3, [p4, k3] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 3 (4, 5, 6) times more.
Repeat last 4 (5, 6, 7) rnds once more.
Round 8: P2, yo, k3, yo, *p4, yo, k3, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2 – 342 (360, 396, 432) sts.
Round 9: P2, k1 through back loop, k3, k1 through back loop, *p4, k1 through back loop, k3, k1 through back loop; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2.
Round 10: P2, k5, [p4, k5] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 2 (2, 3, 4) times more.
Round 11: P2tog, yo, k5, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k5, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Round 12: P2, k5, [p4, k5] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Round 13: P2tog, yo, k5, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k5, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Round 14: P2, k5, [p4, k5] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 5 (6, 7, 8) times more.
Round 15: P2tog, yo, k5, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k5, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Round 16: P2, k5, [p4, k5] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round for 3 (3, 4, 5) times more.
Round 17: P2, yo, k5, yo, *p4, yo, k5, yo; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2 – 418 (440, 484, 528) sts.
Round 18: P2, k1 through back loop, k5, k1 through back loop, *p4, k1 through back loop, k5, k1 through back loop; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, p2.
Round 19: P2tog, yo, k7, yo, *[p2tog] twice, yo, k7, yo; rep from * around to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Round 20: P2, k7, [p4, k7] around to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat last round once.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

ssk
Slip 2 sts purlwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, k2tog through back loop
inc
increase
k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 stitches together
p
purl
p2tog
purl next 2 stitches together
st st
stockinette stitch
yo
yarn over
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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