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Openwork Knit Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick® - Imagine
Pattern Number: L30280 Using Homespun Thick and Quick and Imagine for the ruffled trim, this bolero has an air of elegance and feminine sophistication.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Length About 46 in. (117 cm) from cuff to cuff Finished Width About 22 in. (56 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 13, 2013)
Sleeve Ruffles The B yarn used for the ruffles is constructed like a tube. Cut a 20 in. (51 cm) length of B. Smooth out the length of B, as though smoothing a piece of fabric to open the fabric of the yarn slightly. With sewing needle and thread, whipstitch both cut ends of the length of B to secure the raw edges. Fold the piece length of B in half lengthwise and with sewing needle and thread, sew a running st along the folded edge. Pull the sewing thread to make gathers and draw piece up until it measures same as wrist edge. This will begin to gather the length of B. Continue to pull the sewing thread to gather the length of B until it measures about the same size as the lower edge of the sleeve.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

792-312 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.98
Note: (A)

515-315 Imagine Yarn: Black Ice

Shades of medium and dark gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
9 sts + 16 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Pattern st with A. 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 the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Rows 3 and 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7 and 9: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * across.

Rows 8 and 10: Purl.

Row 11: *K2tog, yo, rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 12-14: Rep Rows 4-6.

Rep Rows 1-14 for Pattern st.

NOTES:
1.

Shrug is worked sideways in one piece.

2.

Sts are increased to shape first sleeve, then piece is worked even (without increasing or decreasing) for back, then sts are decreased to shape the second sleeve.

3.

Piece is folded then seamed.

4.

B is sewed to completed piece to make ruffles.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG With A, cast on 39 sts.

Shape First Sleeve Rows 1-6: Work Rows 1-6 of Pattern st.

Row 7: K1, M1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 - 41 sts at the end of this row.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: Rep Row 7 - 43 sts.

Rows 10-14: Work Rows 10-14 of Pattern st.

Rows 15-42: Rep Rows 1-14 twice more - 51 sts at the end of Row 42.

Back Rep Rows 1-14 of Pattern st 7 times.

Shape Second Sleeve Rows 1-6: Work Rows 1-6 of Pattern st.

Row 7: K2tog, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog - 49 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: Rep Row 7 - 47 sts.

Rows 10-14: Work Rows 10-14 of Pattern st.

Rows 15-42: Rep Rows 1-14 of second sleeve twice more - 39 sts at the end of Row 42.

Bind off.



FINISHING Fold piece in half lengthwise.

Sew open edges together for 10 in.

(25.5 cm) from each end to make sleeves.

Sleeve Ruffles The B yarn used for the ruffles is constructed like a tube.

Cut a 20 in.

(51 cm) length of B.

Smooth out the length of B, as though smoothing a piece of fabric to open the fabric of the yarn slightly.

With sewing needle and thread, whipstitch both cut ends of the length of B to secure the raw edges.

Fold the length of B in half lengthwise and with sewing needle and thread, sew a running st along the folded edge.

Pull the sewing thread.

This will begin to gather the length of B.

Continue to pull the sewing thread to gather the length of B until it measures about the same size as the lower edge of the sleeve.

Sew ruffle to sleeve.

Rep on opposite sleeve.

Body Ruffle With remaining B yarn, work same as sleeve ruffle, working around entire front opening.

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)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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