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Spring Fresh Shrug
Lion Brand® Romance® (old)
Pattern Number: 50947

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
18 x 62 1/4 in. [46 x 159 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

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GAUGE:
8 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10cm) in garter st (knit every row) on smallest needle. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

K 2, P 2 Ribbing
Row 1 *K 2, p 2; rep from *.
Row 2 K the k sts, p the p sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG
With smallest needle, cast on 36 sts.
Working back and forth on circular needle, work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for 12 rows.
Next Row (Dec Row): K 2, *k2tog, k 2; repeat from *, end k 2 - 28 sts.
Work even in Garter st for 15 rows.
Next Row (Inc Row): K 1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k 1 - 30 sts.
Work even in Garter st for 9 rows.
Next Row (Inc Row): K 1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k 1 - 32 sts.
Work even in garter st for 46 rows.



Shape Armholes:
Bind off 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 16 sts.



Back:
Next Row (Inc Row): K 1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k 1 - 18 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Repeat last two rows 9 times - 36 sts.
Work even in garter st for 36 rows.
Next Row (Dec Row): K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 - 34 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Repeat last 2 rows 9 times - 16 sts.



Sleeve:
Shape Armhole:
Cast on 8 sts at end of next 2 rows - 32 sts.
Work even in garter st for 46 rows.
Next Row (Dec Row): K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 30 sts.
Work even in garter st for 9 rows.
Next Row (Dec Row): K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 28 sts.
Work even in garter st for 15 rows.
Next Row (Inc Row): K 2, *k 3, m1; repeat from *, end k2 - 36 sts.
Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for 12 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew sleeve seams, leaving center of Shrug open for the body.



Ruffle:
From RS, with smallest circular needle and beg at right underarm, pick up and k 96 sts evenly around body.

Place marker and join.

Work in k 2, p 2 Ribbing for 2 rows.

Change to medium circular needle and work in k 2, p 2 Ribbing for 6 rows.

Change to largest circular needle and work in k 2, p 2 Ribbing for 12 rows.

Bind off very loosely.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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