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Textured Circle Shrug
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool
Pattern Number: glamknits
This shrug follows the same basic construction as the traditional "raglan from the top down" sweater, without working any front panels.

The ribbing is picked up all around the edges and worked in the round. From the book Glam Knits by Stefanie Japel, this stylish shrug is perfect for any occasion or outfit. Reproduced with permission by North Light Books.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
FINISHED BUST: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" (81-86 [91-97, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137]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

481-134 LB Collection Organic Wool Yarn: Avocado

Medium green


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 8, 9, 11)

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Additional Materials
Size US 8 (5mm) 29 in. (74cm) circular needle Size US 6 (4mm) 40 in. (102cm) circular needle Scrap yarn
GAUGE:
18 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10cm) stripe, using larger 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:
PFB (PURL 1 FRONT AND BACK): Inc 1 st by purling into the front and back of the next st.



RLI (RIGHT LIFTED INCREASE): Inc 1 st by inserting the tip of the right needle into the back of the st 1 row below the next stitch on the needle, and then into the next stitch on the needle.

For further explanation of RLI, please see the knit-along post related to this topic by clicking here.



M1P (MAKE 1 PURLWISE): Inc 1 st by picking up the bar between the next st and the st just knit and purling it.



TEXTURED STRIPE
Work textured stripe over any number of sts.


ROWS 1-5: Work in Rev St st.


ROWS 6-13: Work in St st.


Rep Rows 1-13.


NOTE: Because this is a 13-row rep, Row 1 will be alternately a RS and then a WS row.



SEED STITCH
Work seed st over a multiple of 2 sts + 1.


RND 1: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.


RND 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.


Rep Rnds 1-2.


INSTRUCTIONS



SHRUG
YOKE
With larger needle, cast on 60 (60, 60, 68, 68, 68) sts.


Do not join.


RAGLAN SET-UP ROW (WS): Beg St st, beg with a purl row.

P10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11), pm, p40 (40, 40, 46, 46, 46), pm p10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11).


RAGLAN INC ROW (RS): [KFB, work to 1 st before marker, KFB] twice, KFB, work to last st, KFB-66 (66, 66, 74, 74, 74) sts.


Work 1 row even.


Rep last 2 rows 5 times more-96 (96, 96, 104, 104, 104) sts.


NEXT ROW (RS): Begin textured stripe and, at the same time, rep Raglan Inc Row every other row 14 (18, 22, 23, 27, 31) times more, working PFB instead of KFB when Raglan Inc Row is worked on a purl row-180 (204, 228, 242, 266, 290) sts.


Work 1 row even.

Break yarn.



SEPARATE SLEEVES FROM BODY
NEXT ROW (RS): Place next 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) sts for first sleeve on scrap yarn to be worked later, rejoin yarn and work to marker, place last 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) sts for second sleeve on scrap yarn to be worked later-80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120) sts rem.


Work 1 row even.


NEXT ROW (RS): Cont in textured stripe, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 10 (8, 0, 16, 0, 0) rows, then 4 sts at beg of next 6 (8, 14, 4, 16, 16) rows-26 (32, 40, 40, 48, 56) sts rem.


Place sts on scrap yarn to be worked later.



SLEEVES
NEXT ROW (RS): Transfer 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) held sts of one sleeve to larger needle.


Cont in textured stripe, work even for 2 rows.


SIZES 40-42 (44-46, 48-50, 52-54)
DEC ROW (RS): Work 1, k2tog (p2tog if working a purl row), work to last 3 sts, SSK (p2tog if working a purl row), work 1-64 (67, 75, 83) sts rem.


Work 9 (21, 5, 3) rows even.


Rep last 10 (22, 6, 4) rows 2 (1, 5, 9) times more, then rep Dec Row 1 time more-58 (63, 63, 63) sts rem.


ALL SIZES
Work even until piece measures 63/4 (71/2, 61/4, 8, 63/4, 71/2)" (17 [19, 16, 20, 17, 19]cm) from beg, ending with first 5 rows of textured stripe.

Bind off.



NECK TRIM
With RS facing, beg at right back bottom edge, using smaller needle, pick up and knit sts for ribbing around entire edge as foll:
Pick up and k34 (36, 34, 40, 40, 40) sts along right back edge, pm, 54 (62, 70, 74, 80, 90) sts along right sleeve, pm, 40 (40, 42, 46, 48, 46) sts along back neck, pm, 54 (62, 70, 74, 80, 90) sts along left sleeve, pm, 34 (36, 34, 40, 40, 40) sts along left back edge, k26 (32, 40, 40, 48, 56) sts from scrap yarn for lower back-242 (268, 290, 314, 336, 362) total sts.


Pm and join for working in the rnd.

Work 33 (37, 41, 44, 48, 50) rnds in k1, p1 rib.


INC RND 1: Work to first marker, *[k1, p1, RLI, p1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once-268 (298, 324, 350, 376, 406) sts.


NEXT RND: Work to first marker, [k1, p1, k2, p1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once.


Work 12 (16, 20, 23, 27, 29) rnds even.


INC RND 2: Work to first marker, *[k1, p1, k1, M1P, k1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once- 294 (328, 358, 386, 416, 450) sts.


NEXT RND: Work in seed st, inc 1 st at end of rnd-295 (329, 359, 387, 417, 451) sts.


Work 22 (22, 22, 26, 26, 26) rnds even.

Bind off in patt.



FINISHING
Seam sleeves.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
ssk = slip, slip, knit


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