Shrug Knitting Pattern, please feel free to use this knitting pattern and whilst we hope it works out well for you the Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.
Sizes: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Materials: Bolero Lux (model shown in cream and copper)
10mm/80cm and 8mm/60cm size
Row 1 (right side): * P 3, K 2 *, repeat from * - *.
Row 2 (wrong side): * K 3, P 2 *, repeat from * - *.
Decreasing tips: All decs are made on right side rows.
Dec by P 2 tog each side of the center 6 sts.
Increasing tips: So that the number of sts remains constant, you must inc 1 st at each side for every dec at center. Inc on right side rows by K 2 sts in 1 st. Make incs inside 1 edge st to keep the edge smooth. Knit the increased sts in the rib pattern.
Pattern: See diagram M.1.
Back and front piece: Cast on 70-71-72-73-74 sts on needle size 10 mm in Bolero Lux. Work in st.st, right-side knit ,wrong side purl, at the same time dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 4 times = 62-63-64-65-66 sts. When the piece measures 7-8-9-10-11 cm loosely cast off 17 sts each side = 28-29-30-31-32 sts. Knit until the piece measures 13-14-15-16-17 cm and then loosely cast on 17 new sts each side. Continue in st. st.until the piece measures 15-17-19-21-21 cm. Then inc 1 st each side on every other row a total of 4 times = 70-71-72-73-74 sts. Cast off when the piece measures 20-22-24-26-28 cm.
Assembly: Sew edges A and B tog at both sides with invisible mattress stitches. See diagram.
Edge: Pick up 138-144-150-156-162 sts round the entire opening of the shrug on circular needle size 10 mm. Beginning at a seam knit in M.1 - being make sure to make a yo + slip a st as if to knit, each side of the seam. When the piece measures 4, 8 and 12 cm inc 1 P stitch each side of "the yo + slip a st as if to knit" in each side, work these stitches in purl so eventually you will have 5 purl stitches each side of the front centre "the yo + slip a st as if to knit" = 150-156-162-168-174 sts. Cast off when the edge measures 14 cm.
Armholes: Pick up 40-44-48-52-56 sts. around armholes using short 8mm circular needles. Work five rounds in K2, P2 rib, cast off.
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