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Criss-Cross Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50735
Easy to knit and a delight to wear, the new knitted criss-cross shrug is versatile, hip and flattering too! This simple and stylish shrug is a long rectangle, with a seamed 'sleeve' at each end.

It can be wrapped and draped in several different ways (see images and descriptions below) Optional fringe on the sleeves gives a splash of color.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Large
S/M (L/XL) 12 inches W x 75 (80)inches L [30.5W x 190.5 (203)L cm] before finishing
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: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W



790-374 Homespun Yarn: Granite Heathered Solid Medium grays

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Note: (A)

790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique Heathered Solid Subdued burgundy and rich, true red
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790-385 Homespun Yarn: Fuchsia Heathered Solid Deep magenta
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790-373 Homespun Yarn: Black

Heathered Solid True black

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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For attaching fringe

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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8 sts + 8 rows = 4" [10cm] in Garter st (k every row) 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.

Editor's Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut.

If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.


SHRUG With 2 strands A held together, cast on 24 sts.

Work even in Garter st until wrap measures 75 (80) inches [190.5 (203)cm] from beg.

Bind off.

Fold wrap in half lengthwise.

Sew 18.5 inch underarm seams, beg at cast-on and bind-off edges.

Weave in ends.

Cut strands from yarns B, C and D approximately 4-7 inches [10-18cm] long.

For each fringe, fold one length (does not have to be even).

Insert crochet hook to WS and back to RS through a stitch in fabric and draw fold through, forming a loop.

Pull ends of fringe through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Attach fringes randomly over lower 4.5 inches [11.5cm] of each sleeve (or as desired).

Wearing Suggestions:

To wear, slide one of your arms into one of the sleeves, wind the remaining length of the rectangle around your body (thus crossing it), then slide your remaining arm into the remaining sleeve.

The winding is done in the same manner as you would wind a long scarf around your neck.

Wear the shrug with the crisscross wrap in front.

-- wrap the shrug under the arm, and then over your shoulder in front.

Wear the shrug with the crisscross in back.

The shrug will wrap straight across the front (see images and descriptions below for detail)

With the crisscross in back, the shrug can be loosely gathered in front like a scarf With the crisscross in back, the shrug can worn with a shawl-style drape in the front.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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