Crystal Palace Yarns
A free knit shrug pattern
Designed and Knit by Gail
Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarn
Sizes: finished 36, (40, 44, 48) inches
Sizing Note: This is a close-fitting garment. If
the wearer's bust measures 32-36 inches, she should make size 36, if she
measures 38-40" she should choose size 40, and so forth. If they follow the
usual rule of leaving 3-4" ease larger than their measurement, it will be too
7 (7, 8, 9) - 50 gr. balls
Deco-Ribbon color 9538 'tulips'
Crystal Palace Bamboo or
Size 10 and 10.5 , Size 10 and 10.5 29" circular needles
2 stitch markers.
One large snap for fastening
Gauge: 14 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) (3.5 sts/inch) on larger needles
Using smaller straight needles, cast on 52 (55, 57, 59) sts.
Work in K1-P1 ribbing for 1". End by working a wrong-side (WS) row. Change to
larger needle and knit, increasing 7 (10, 8, 8) sts evenly spaced across row.
Work 1" St st.
Next row: Inc 1 st at beginning and end of row.
Purl one row. Repeat these 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3) more times (65, 71, 73, 75 sts). End by
working a WS row.
Using larger circular needle, knit across sleeve. Place a marker on the work
at the right edge to designate end of sleeve shaping.
Back: Using smaller needle, cast on 64 (70, 76, 84) sts. Work in K1-P1
rib for 2.5 inches. Place marker on needle holding right sleeve, knit across
Left Sleeve: Work as right sleeve. End by working a WS row. Place
marker on circular needle holding right sleeve and back, and knitting across
place marker on the work at left edge to designate end of sleeve shaping.
Purl one row, join sleeves and back.
Knit to marker, sl marker, K3 tog thru back loops, K to 3 sts before next
marker, K3 tog, K to end. Purl one row.
Repeat these two rows until 16 (18, 20, 22) sts remain between markers. End by
working a WS row.
Knit to marker, slip marker, K2 tog thru back loops, K to 2 sts before next
marker, k2 tog, K to end. Purl one row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 2 sts remain between markers.
Left front border: Using smaller straight needle and with right side
facing, pick up and knit 39 (43, 47, 51) sts along edge to marker at end of
sleeve shaping. Work 2.5" in K1-P1 ribbing. Bind off using tip of larger
Note that the border will be slightly flared.
Work right border in same manner, beginning at marker designating end of
Top border: Using smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 10 sts
along side of right border just completed, knit next 25 sts, knit to first
marker, decreasing 5 sts evenly spaced, knit the 2 sts between markers together
(remove markers), knit to last 25 sts, decreasing 5 sts evenly spaced, then knit
last 25 sts, pick up and knit 10 sts along top of left border. Work in K1-P1
ribbing for 2.5 inches. Bind off loosely using tip of larger straight needle.
Finishing: Sew sleeve seam and underarm ribbing edges together. Sew
large snap to front comers and attach decorative button or knitted flower on top
Knitted Flower Trim: Cast on 57 sts and 10.5 straight needles. Purl
*K2, K1, slip back onto left needle, then pull next 8 sts on left needle over
knitted stitch. YO twice, then knit this stitch again. Repeat between * to last
2 sts, K2.
Purl next row, purling into front of first YO then into back of next YO.
Next row: K2 tog across.
Purl one row. Cut ribbon, thread onto, needle and pull thru open loops.
Draw up firmly to form flower.
Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co.,
Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.
Copyright 2006 Crystal Palace
Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this 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 Crystal Palace Yarns Deco-Ribbon are
welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.