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Knit Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 60082AD The shawl collar and picot edges gives this bolero a sophiscated look for any outfit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished width (cuff to cuff) 56 (63, 65, 67, 69, 71) in. [142 (160, 165, 170, 175.5, 180.5) cm] Finished length 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) in. [56 (58.5, 61, 63.5, 66, 68.5) cm]
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-397 Homespun Yarn: Russet

Heathered Solid Medium reddish-brown


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Additional Materials
Circular needle size 10 [6 mm] 24 in. [61 cm]
GAUGE:
12 sts + 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Seed st with larger 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch Row 1 (RS) *K 1, p 1; rep from *.

Row 2 (WS) Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.Rep row 2 for Seed st.





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.





M1 as if to purl (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop.

NOTES:
Body of shrug is worked back and forth on circular needles from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff.

Body edging is worked in rounds on circular needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG Beg at sleeve cuff, with smaller needles, cast on 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45) sts.

Row 1 RS * K 3, p 3; rep from *, end k 0 (3, 0, 3, 0, 3).

Row 2 WS P 0 (3, 0, 3, 0, 3), * k 3, p 3; rep from *.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K 3, p 3 rib until piece measures 5 in.

[12.5 cm].

Change to larger needles and Seed st.

Row 1 RS * K 1, p 1; rep from *, end k 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 1).

Row 2 WS Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts.

Continue to work in Seed st until piece measures 46 (53, 55, 57, 59, 61) in.

[117 (134.5, 139.5, 145, 150, 155) cm] from beg.

Change to smaller needles and work in k 3, p 3 rib for 5 in.

[12.5 cm].

Bind off.





FINISHING Fold shrug in half lengthwise.

Sew sleeve seams 17 (17, 17 1/2,17 1/2, 18, 18) in.

[43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5.

45.5) cm], leaving the middle portion of shrug open for the body, adjusting to fit so that shrug sits and fits snugly around shoulder and back.

Weave in ends.

Body Edging With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 160 (172, 180, 196, 204, 216) sts around entire body opening.

Join, place marker for beg of rnd.

Rnds 1 and 2 * K 2, p 2; rep from *.

Rnd 3 * K 2, M1 as if to knit, p 2, M1 as if to purl; rep from * - 240 (258, 270, 294, 306, 324) sts.

Rnd 4 * K 3, p 3; rep from *.

Continue in k 3, p 3 rib for 6 in.

[15 cm].Bind off.





Picot Edge With RS facing and crochet hook, join yarn at underarm.

Picot Rnd * Sc in next 3 sts, ch 4; rep from * around body opening.

Work picot rnd around each sleeve cuff.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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