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Basic Shrug
Lion Brand® Tweed Stripes®
Pattern Number: L10061 Stay comfy and cozy all winter long with this easy to knit shrug. The body of the shrug is knit as a rectangle, and then seamed together to create the armholes.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 38 x 39 in. (96.5 x 99 cm), before folding and seaming

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

753-201 Tweed Stripes Yarn: Orchid

Medium purple, fuchsia, and burgundy


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.95

Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 10
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 1/2 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (over even number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG Cast on 138 sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 37 in.

(94 cm) from beg.

Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 39 in.

(99 cm) from beg.

Bind off.





FINISHING Fold piece in half, bringing cast-on and bound-off edges together, to measure 38 x 19 1/2 in.

(96.5 x 49.5 cm).

Place markers on each of the 19 1/2 in.

(49.5 cm) sides, 7 in.

(18 cm) below fold for armholes.

Seam each side from marker down to lower edge.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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