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Wrap Around Shrug
Wrap Around Shrug
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This elegant Wrap Around Shrug is the perfect garment to graduate into knitting clothing. An easy knit shrug pattern, this piece is ideal for layering over dresses or tops in the warmer months. An easy shrug like this is the perfect project for a knitter who isn't quite yet ready to knit a sweater, but wants something handmade and elegant for an important event, like a wedding or retirement party. For extra pizzazz, try knitting this shrug in multicolored yarn and layering it over a neutral top.

NotesShrug is worked sideways in one piece.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge12 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Finished SizeSmall: 32-42 ins [81.5-106.5 cm]; Large: 42-62 ins [106.5-157.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Bamboo yarn (60 g / 2.1 oz) 92008 (Linen) - 4 (6) balls
  • Size 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • One button



Cast on 27 (33) sts.

1st row: (WS). Purl. Place a marker on 9th (12th) st.
**2nd row: Sl3Pwyib (pull yarn tight to cause edge to roll). Knit to end of row.
3rd row: Sl3Pwyif (pull yarn tight to cause edge to roll). Purl to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows for 22 (25) ins [56 (63.5) cm] for Front, ending with a purl row.** Place a 2nd marker at beg of last row.

Next row: Sl3Pwyib. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows for 3 (4) ins [7.5 (10) cm]. Place a 3rd marker at beg of last row for shoulder.

Rep last 2 rows for 9 (12) ins [23 (30.5) cm]. Place a 4th marker at beg of last row for Back.

Rep last 2 rows for 3 (4) ins [7.5 (10) cm]. Place a 5th marker at beg of last row for shoulder.

Work from ** to ** as given above.

Cast off purlwise (WS). Place a 6th maker on 18th (21st) st.


Match 1st marker with 3rd marker. Match corner with 2nd marker. Sew between 2nd and 3rd markers for Right shoulder (See Diagram). Match 6th marker with 4th marker. Match corner with 5th marker. Sew between 4th and 5th markers for Left shoulder (See Diagram).

  1. Neckband: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 18 (21) sts evenly along cast off edge to shoulder seam for Right Front neck edge. Pick up and knit 27 (36) sts evenly between 3rd and 4th markers for back neck edge. Pick up and knit 18 (21) sts evenly along cast on edge for Left Front neck edge. 63 (78) sts.

    Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows even in stocking st.

    Next row: (buttonhole row). K3. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row.
    Next row: Purl, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.

    Work 3 rows even in stocking st.

    Cast off purlwise (WS).


Slip the next 3 sts purlwise with yarn in back.
Slip the next 3 sts purlwise with yarn in front.
Stocking st.
Stocking stitch (alternate knit and purl rows)
Right side
Wrong side
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This yarn has been discontinued for over 7 years, but the email highlighting it stated it was new and printable. Not sure that's relevant when the yarn hasn't been available for so long. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a suitable replacement in either bamboo or cotton chunky yarn.


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