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free knit jacket pattern 

Cotton Twirl Woman's Shrug
Designed & Knit by
Gail Tanquary

(Cotton Twirl is 90% cotton/10% elastic nylon to help hold its shape.)

Materials:
9 (11, 12) balls Cotton Twirl #2231  BBQ Sauce
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:
Size 6 and 9 - 26" circular knitting needles
Size 10 knitting needle (for binding off)
Stitch Markers

Sizes: (small, medium, large)
This is a close-fitting garment. If the wearer measures
34-38",make the small size; of the wearer measures
40-44" make the medium size; for measurements of
45-48", make the large size

Gauge: 16 sts = 4" in stockinette st on size 9 needles

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning; between - bet; cont - continue; inc - increase; K - knit; P - purl; PM - place marker; rep - repeat; RS - right side; sl - slip; tog - together; WS - wrong side

Using size 9 circular needle and long-tail cast on,
CO 168 (192, 216) sts.
Row 1 (ws): P2, *K4, P4* to last 6 st, K4, P2.
Row 2 (rs): K2, *P4, K4* to last 6 sts, P4, K2.

Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 7 (8, 8)" from cast-on edge. End by working a rs row.
Next row: Rib 30 as established, place marker, rib to last 30 st, place marker, rib to end.

Dec row: Change to size 6 needle.
(rs) K2 tog, *(P2 tog) twice, (K2 tog) twice*. Rep between * to 4 sts before marker, then P2 tog twice, sl marker,
*K1, K2 tog, K1, (P2 tog) twice.* to 4 sts before 2nd marker, K1, K2 tog, K1, sl marker, (P2 tog) twice, K2 tog twice) to last 6 sts, P2 tog twice, K2 tog.

This row sets new rib pattern. Cont as follows:
Row 1(ws): Rib as established across row.
Row 2: Rib to marker, *sl 1, K2, psso the 2 knitted sts, P2*. Rep bet * to 3 sts before marker,
Sl 1, K2, psso, slip marker, rib to end.
Row 3: Rib to marker, *P1, yo, P1, K2* to 2 sts before marker, P1, yo, P1, sl marker, rib to end.
Row 4: Rib as established.
Row 5: Rib as established.
Rep rows 2-5 until pattern panel measures 17 (18, 19)".
End by working row 5.

Note: The following incs are worked in K sts only by tipping left needle forward and knitting into the purl bump on the stitch below the one on the needle, then knitting into the st on the needle. Increases are made in the next 2 rows. The incs at the beg and end of row were worked by knitting into front and back of the stitch because it is awkward to knit into purl bumps of sts on the edge of the work.

Row 1(rs): K in front & back of 1st st, *P2, inc in next 2 K sts by knitting into purl bumps, * to first marker, sl marker, K1, inc in back of next st in purl bump, K1, P2* to 3 sts before next marker, K1, inc in next st, K1, sl marker, *P2, inc in next 2 K sts* to 3 sts before end, P2, K in back and front of last st.

Row 2: P2, * inc by working into purl bumps of next 2 K sts, P4* to last 4 sts, inc in next 2 K sts, P2.
Change to larger needle and continue in K4-P4 ribbing to 7(8, 8)".
Bind off loosely in pattern, using tip of size 9 needle.

Ties (optional): Using larger needle, cast on 50 sts. K 1 row. Bind off. Attach to end of seams at underarms.
A shawl pin or brooch can also be used to close the front of the shrug if desired.


Designed and Crocheted by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2011 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 Cotton Twirl are welcome to use this free patterns for their customers. We ask that shops do not offer our patterns for use with non-CPY yarns.