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A free knit shrug pattern

Deco-Ribbon Shrug


 

 

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below:
a close-up of the knit flower fastener

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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 loose fitting.

Materials
7 (7, 8, 9) - 50 gr. balls Crystal Palace Deco-Ribbon color 9538 'tulips'
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY needles:
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

Right sleeve:
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 back.

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 straight needle.
Note that the border will be slightly flared.
Work right border in same manner, beginning at marker designating end of sleeve shaping.

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 if desired.

Knitted Flower Trim: Cast on 57 sts and 10.5 straight needles. Purl one row.
*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 Palace Yarns
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.