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Crystal Palace Yarns   free knit shrug pattern

Designed and Knit by Nancy Wild of Warm & Wild
for Crystal Palace Yarns

Puffin Shoulderette

This is a quick knit project. Wear in chilly air conditioning at the office or as a light layer for a walk on a cool evening. Make more than one to help your wardrobe go farther with a little mixing and matching. See all the colors of Puffin here.
This yarn is soft, warm and machine washable for easy care.

4 Balls of Crystal Palace Puffin
Size 15
Crystal Palace Bamboo  or Daisy 16 inch circular needles
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
3 Large Buttons to go with your color choice 

2 sts per inch 

K= knit; P= Purl; PM= Place Marker; YO= Yarn Over; Sts= Stitches; P2tog= Purl 2 Sts together

Cast On 10 Sts.
Row 1: K 1, YO, PM, K 8, PM, YO, K 1 turn.
Row 2 and all even rows: P all Sts, turn.
Row 3: K 2, YO, Slip Marker, K 8, Slip Marker, YO, K 2 turn.
Row 5: K 3, YO, Slip Marker, K 8, Slip marker, YO, K3, Turn.

Continue in this manner adding one stitch to the count each side of the markers on every odd row until you have a total of 78 Sts.
Next row: P across all Sts, turn.
Next row: K to first marker then Bind off the next 8 sts for back of neck, K to end of row, turn.
Next row: Purl across first half of the front Sts. Join another ball of yarn for the other half of the sts for the front and Purl to end.
Continue working in Stockinet St for the next 15 rows. End on a K row.
Next Row: P across first section of front, Next section, P 15 Sts, *wrap the yarn around the needle 3 times (triple YO) P 8*,Repeat this step two more times, ending with a P 4.
Next row: *K to the triple YO, K the first loop and drop the other two loops*, repeat this two more times and finish in Stockinet St.
Work two rows of Stockinet St then bind off all Sts.
Weave in ends and sew on buttons

Special Thanks to Nancy Wild for designing this Puffin project.

Visit Nancy's blog at to see more of
her design work and learn about her yarn shop in Adrian, Michigan.

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809
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copyright 2007 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 or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Puffin are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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