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Knit Shrug
Lion Brand® Incredible®
Pattern Number: 60117AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 30 (34, 38, 42) in. [76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5) cm] Length 21 1/2 (22 1/4, 24, 25) in. [54.5 (56.5, 61, 63.5) 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

520-202 Incredible Yarn: Blue Shades

Blues from navy through white


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Additional Materials
One 1 1/4 in. [3 cm] button
GAUGE:
12 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on 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:
M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With larger needles, cast on 45 (51, 57, 63) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 2 1/2 (3, 3, 3 1/2) in.

[6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 9) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Dec 1 st each end on next (RS) row, then every 6th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times - 39 (45, 49, 55) sts.

Work even until piece measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 8 3/4) in.

[19 (20.5, 21.5, 22) cm], ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st each end on next row, then every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times - 45 (51, 57, 63) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (12, 13, 13 1/2) in.

[29 (30.5, 33, 34.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 39 (45, 49, 55) sts.

Dec 1 st each end every other row 2 (3, 3, 4) times - 35 (39, 43, 47) sts.

Work even until armholes measure 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 6 3/4) in.

[14 (15, 16.5, 17) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row K 13 (14, 16, 17) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 9 (11, 11, 13) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and knit to end of row.

Working each side separately, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 4 (4, 5, 5) times - 9 (10, 11, 12) sts each side.

Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2 (7 3/4, 8 1/2, 9) in.

[19 (19.5, 21.5, 23) cm].
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4) sts at each armhole edge once, then 3 (3, 4, 4) sts once.

Bind off remaining 3 (4, 4, 4) sts.



RIGHT FRONT
With larger needles, cast on 8 (9, 11, 13) sts.
Row 1 (WS) Purl.
Row 2 K 1, M1, knit to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 13 (14, 16, 17) more times, and AT SAME TIME when work measures 2 1/2 (3, 3, 3 1/2) in.

[6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 9) cm] from beg, dec 1 st at end of next RS row then every 6th row 2 (2, 3, 3) more times for side shaping - 19 (21, 24, 27) sts.

Work even until piece measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 8 3/4) in.

[19 (20.5, 21.5, 22) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.
Next Row Dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row 8 (8, 10, 11) times, and AT SAME TIME inc 1 st at side edge every 4th row 3 (3, 4, 4) times - 14 (16, 18, 20) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as Back to armholes, ending with a RS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next WS row - 11 (13, 14, 16) sts.

Dec 1 st at end of next RS row 2 (3, 3, 4) times - 9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder.

Shape shoulder as for Back.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES
With smaller needle, cast on 40 (44, 48, 52) sts.
Row 1 (WS) *P 2, k 2; repeat from *.
Row 2 (RS) *P 2, k 2; repeat from *.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for 3 more times.
Row 9 (WS) Change to larger needles and continue in St st, beg with a purl row.

Work 0 (2, 4, 4) more rows.

Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 34 (38, 40, 44) sts.

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 12 (14, 15, 16) times - 10 (10, 10, 12) sts.

Bind off remaining sts.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



EDGING
With circular needle and RS facing, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 75 (80, 85, 91) sts down Left Front edge, place marker, pick up and knit 59 (69, 79, 89) across lower edge, place marker, pick up and knit 75 (80, 85, 91) sts up Right Front edge, pick up and knit 19 (23, 27, 29) around neck, place marker - 228 (252, 276, 300) sts.
Rnd 1 Work in K2, P2 Rib, inc 1 st before and after first 2 markers - 232 (256, 280, 304) sts.
Rnd 2 Work in K2, P2 Rib.
Rnd 3 Repeat Rnd 1 - 236 (260, 284, 308) sts.
Rnd 4 Work in K2, P2 Rib for 38 (42, 46, 50) sts, p2tog, yo twice, k2tog, continue in K2, P2 Rib to end of rnd.
Rnd 5 Work in K2, P2 Rib for 39 (43, 47, 51) sts, (p 1, k 1) into the double yo from the previous rnd for buttonhole, continue in K2, P2 Rib, inc 1 st before and after first 2 markers - 240 (264, 288, 312) sts.
Rnds 6 and 8 Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 7 Repeat Rnd 1 - 244 (268, 292, 316) sts.
Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

Sew button opposite buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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