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Free Shrug Knitting
Pattern.

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Free Shrug Knitting Pattern for you to make, perfect summertime accessory.

Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL

Materials:
Yarnart Jeans Cotton Blend
200 g for all sizes

CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm – for edges.


GARTER ST (back and forth):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1-A.8. The diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec as follows before 1 edge st and 2 sts: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO, on next round P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead front) to avoid holes.
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SHOULDER PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. First work back piece. Then pick up sts on back piece for sleeves.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 79-87-97 sts (incl 1 edge st in garter st in each side) on circular needle size 3 mm with BabyAlpaca Silk. Work diagram A.1 over all sts inside 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above, in each side (on 7th row in A.1 K last st before edge st), work A.1 1-1-2 times in total vertically, AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS in diagram inc 2-0-2 sts evenly = 81-87-99 sts. NOTE: Work edge sts in garter st until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION
Now work inside edge sts in each side of piece as follows: A.2, A.3 11-12-14 times in width, A.4. When A.2-A.4 have been worked vertically, work A.5 (on 5th row K the last st before edge st). When A.5 has been vertically, work next row as follows: 3-0-0 sts in stocking st, A.6 6-7-8 times in width, 4-1-1 sts in stocking st. When A.6 has been worked vertically, continue with A.1 (on 7th row K last st before edge st), AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS in diagram dec 2-0-0 sts evenly = 79-87-99 sts. Work next row from RS as follows: 2-2-0 sts in stocking st, A.7 9-10-12 times in width, 3-3-1 sts in stocking st. When A.X has been worked vertically, repeat A.X 0-1-1 more time before continuing until A.7 has been worked vertically. Now work 2 ridges AT THE SAME TIME on last row from RS adjust no of sts to 81-87-99 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side). Now work as follows: A.2, A.3 11-12-14 times in width, A.4. When A.2-A.4 have been worked vertically, continue with A.5 (on 5th row K the last st before edge st). Cast off when the entire A.5 has been worked 1-1-2 times vertically. Piece measures 36-42-47 cm from cast-on edge.

SLEEVE:
Pick up from RS 88-102-114 sts (incl 1 edge st in garter st in each side) inside 1 edge st in garter st in one side of back piece with BabyAlpaca Silk on circular needle size 3 mm. Work as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, K 3-0-1, A.8 until 4-1-2 sts remain, K 3-0-1, 1 edge st in garter st. Continue like this back and forth. When piece measures 4 cm, beg dec in each side of piece - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec approx. every 2-1½-1 cm 10-14-18 more times = 66-72-76 sts. NOTE: When there is not enough sts to work pattern, work sts in stocking st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10 cm from cast-on edge, insert a marker in each side (stop sleeve seam here from bottom of sleeve). When piece measures 27 cm, inc 6-4-4 sts evenly on next row from RS = 72-76-80 sts. Switch to circular needle size 2.5 mm and work in garter st for 2 cm. Loosely cast off.
Pick up and work another sleeve the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew underarm seam from bottom of edge in garter st and up to markers inside 1 edge st in garter st.

EDGE:
Now work an edge in rib in the round as follows: * Beg from RS at the seam under the sleeve (marker), pick up 135-145-155 sts with BabyAlpaca Silk on circular needle size 2.5 mm along sleeve, over back piece and down along one side of the other sleeve until seam (marker) *, repeat from *-* over the opposite side of shoulder piece = 270-290-310 sts. Work rib K 2/P 3 over all sts. When piece measures 2 cm, inc 1 st in every section with P sts - READ INCREASE TIP! There are now 324-348-372 sts. Continue with K 2/P 4 until 4 cm have been worked from pick up edge. Now inc 1 st in every section with P sts the same way as before = 378-406-434 sts. Continue with K 2/P 5 for 2 cm. Rib measures 6 cm. Loosely cast off with K over K and P over P.

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