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This lacy shrug is
wonderfully soft and airy.
Approx. retail cost is under $30


 

Kid Merino Lacy Shrug

Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

A lacy, soft shrug combining a print and a solid color of Kid Merino. Many other color combinations are possible, see the sample card here.

See more Kid Merino lacy patterns in the Kid Merino
section of Free Patterns.

Size:
Small/Medium, (Large/XLarge)
Garment Measurements:
20.25 X 45 (22 X 47)", excluding ruffle trim
Size shown is Large/XLarge

Materials:
Crystal Palace Kid Merino
3 - 25 gr balls print, color#9813 - "roses"; 2- 25 gr balls solid, color#4686 - "strawberry soda".
MC = one strand solid and 1 strand print held together.
CC = two strands of print color held together.

Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:
10- (or 11) straight or circular needle; and 10-3/4, 16" and 35" circular needle for ruffle trim, OR size to obtain gauge.
Note: 10- (7 mm) is preferred size for body of shrug, but we show 11 in case you do not use CPY Bamboo or DAISY needles and 10- is not available to you.
Spray Bottle
Pins for Blocking

Abbreviations:
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CC- contrast color; CO-cast on; K- knit; K2tog- knit 2 stitches together; MC- main color; psso-pass slip stitch over; p-purl; Sl1-slip 1 stitch knitwise; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)- stitch (es) WS- wrong side; YO-yarn over.

Gauge:
8.5 sts = 4 inches and 12.75 rows = 4 inches. 2 strands yarn held together, in lace pattern using size 10- needles, blocked.
The blocking is necessary to open up the lace pattern.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch; block and measure on flat surface.

Body:
Note: Worked in one-piece beginning at sleeve edge.
Using size 10- needle and MC, loosely cast on 43 (47) st. Knit one row, purl one row. Begin working rows 1-4 of Stitch pattern as follows:

IMITATION EMBROIDERY V  [small edit done Jan '07]
Row 1: K2*YO, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st end k1. 63 (67 sts)
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1. 63 (67 sts)
Row 3: *K3, sl1, k2tog, psso; rep from * end k3. 43 (47 sts)
Row 4: K1, purl to last st, k1. 43 (47sts)
Rep the 4 rows of stitch pattern until piece measures 45 (47)"; end after working a row 4. Bind Off loosely. (You may want to use needle 2 sizes larger than needle size used for body).

Finishing:
Block before seaming and working ruffle trim. Fold rectangle in half lengthwise, beg at cast on sleeve edge, RS together. Using MC, sew sleeve seam 11". Repeat for other sleeve.

Sleeve Trim:
Using CC and size 10-, 16" circular needles, RS facing; pick up 41(45) sts at sleeve edge. Join and work the following rounds.
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: K into front and back of each st 90 sts
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: Knit into front and back of each st 180 sts
Rnd 5: Knit
Bind Off all sts using regular knitting tension (not too loose).

Body Trim:
Using CC and size 10-, 35" circular needles, RS facing. Beg at seam, pick up (78) sts around body opening to next seam, (78) sts around remaining body opening; (156) sts (it works out to 1 st pick up for each row along the edge). Join and work the following rounds.
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: Knit into front and back of each st. (312) sts
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: Knit into front and back of each st. (624) sts
Rnd 5: Knit
Bind Off all sts using regular knitting tension (not too loose).
Work in Ends.


Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns
 

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Crystal Palace Yarns,  Richmond, CA 94804
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copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Kid Merino are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.