Sewing up the Pentagon,Fig.2
Pull the strand to gather the stitches, then use
this same strand to sew the two open ends together. Insert the tapestry
needle inside of the selvage stitches for a neat and even seam.
Pentagon #1 is now complete.
Making the Sleeve Fig.4
Here is a close-up of the section where the
sleeve is added. Cast on the desired number of stitches, then pick up
the stitches along the side of each of the four pentagons as marked on
Finished Shrug Fig.6
If you wish to make a longer version just continue adding rows of pentagons after you've completed the sleeves.
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Finishing Pentagon Fig.1
After working all the chart rows and
decreases for the first pentagon, you will have 12 stitches left on the
needle. Cut the yarn, leaving an end for sewing. Thread this strand
through a tapestry needle and through these stitches on the needle, as
shown in Fig,1.
Adding Pentagons Fig.3
The remaining pentagons are worked by casting on
the required number of stitches and picking up the stitches along an
edge of a finished pentagon. Here, pentagon #2 is shown after casting on
and picking up along one of the five edges of pentagon #1. Follow the
diagram in the instructions for the placement of the other pentagons.
Using Stitch Markers Fig.5
The beginning of the sleeve is worked as the
other pentagons. Using stitch markers, as shown, is helpful in keeping
track of the chart repeats. When you have reached the desired width,
continue to work in k2, p2 ribbing to the end of the sleeve. Then sew
the sleeve seams.