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Fisherman Shrug
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 50718
Dressed up or dressed down, this fisherman shrug is the perfect topper for any springtime outfit! Featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2006 Knit It! Magazine

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, 1X
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Knit It!


CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 18, 2006)
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MATERIALS

640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Additional Materials
Size 15 (10 cm) 32-inch or 36-inch circular knitting needle Note: The size 15 needles are used only for ribbing-on the Sleeve cuffs and on the collar. You can use straight size 15 needles for the cuffs, but you'll need the long circular needle for the collar (and you can use it-going back and forth rather than in the round--for the cuffs).
GAUGE:
9 sts and 14 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in St stitch pattern (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) using size 10 1/4 needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
In this pattern, the larger size needles are used for the cuff and collar ribbing.

The smaller size needles are used for the body parts knit in stockinette stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG


BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (42) sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Purl.
Cont in St st, inc 1 st at each edge every 6th row (on Knit row) three times.

Work until piece measures 8 (10) in.

44 (48) sts.

Shape armholes
Row 1 K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2 Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 thirteen (14) times more.

Place rem 16 (18) sts on holder.

RIGHT SLEEVE
With larger needle (size 15), cast on 28 (30) sts.
Row 1 *K2, p2; rep from * across row; end k0 (2).
Row 2 P0 (2); *k2, p2, rep from* across row.
Cont in rib pat until piece measures 8 (10)".

Change to smaller needles.
Next row Knit, inc 1 st at each end of row.
Next row Purl.
Cont in St st and inc 1 st at each edge every 6th row two times-34 (36) sts.

Work even until piece measures 16 (17) in.



Shape armholes:
Dec row
Row 1 K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1--32 (34) sts.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows (WS) Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 ONCE MORE--30 (32) sts
Next row and every odd-numbered row (RS) K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Rep this RS row and purl WS row fourteen times--16 (18) sts.

Purl 1 row and place sts on stitch holder.

LEFT SLEEVE
Work as directed for Right Sleeve up to armhole shaping.
Shape armholes:
Dec row
Row 1 K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1-32 (34) sts.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows (WS) Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 ONCE MORE--30 (32) sts
Next row and every odd-numbered row (RS) K 1, ssk, knit to end.

Rep this RS row and purl WS row fourteen times--16 (18) sts.

Purl 1 row and place sts on stitch holder.

FRONT (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 18 (20) sts (line BC on triangle in schematic).
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 1 st rem.

Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Fronts (along AC on one Front and AB of other Front) to Back as shown in diagram.

Sew raglan Sleeves to Fronts and Back.

Sew Sleeve seams.

With size 15 long circular needle, pick up and k 100 (108) sts around entire circumference starting at center bottom of Back (circle includes bottom of Back, BC of both Fronts, and stitches on stitch holders from each Sleeve, and top of Back).

Work in K2, p2 rib for 4 1/4 in.

Bind off very loosely.

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