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Merino 5 is a new soft, Superwash Wool for Fall 2007
  first arrival of yarn due in July 2007

Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Knit Lace Rib Shrug
Designed & knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
This is a close fitting garment
Fits bust size: 34 (36, 38, 40)"

Finished Measurements:
55 (57, 59, 61)" from cuff to cuff and 14 (15.25, 16.5, 17.5)" tall at center back including rib trim

Materials:
6 (7, 8, 9) 50 gr. Balls; Merino 5 superwash merino wool, #5204 "natural", Crystal Palace Yarns

Needles:
US Size 6 (4mm), 7 (4.5mm) and 8 (5 mm) 14" straight and US Size 6 (4mm) 35" circular or size needed to obtain gauge.
Note:
You may knit back and forth on the circular needles for the cuff.

Gauge:
18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Double Lace Rib pattern using Size 8 needles, blocked and slightly stretch to open pattern.
26 sts and 35 rows =4" in Ridged Rib using size 6 needles

Abbreviations CO-Cast On; BO-Bind Off; k-knit; k2tog-tbl-knit 2 stitches; meas-measures; rep-repeat; RS-right side; Rnd- round; St(s)-stitch (es); YO-yarn over; WS-wrong side.

Cuff
Note: Shrug is worked from cuff to cuff.
Using size 6 needles CO 56 (62, 68, 74) sts. Work Ridged Rib as follows:

Ridged Rib Pattern (Multiple of 2)
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: Work same as Row 3
Work Rows 1-4, 7 times; repeat rows 1 & 2 once more; (a total of 30 rows). (Measures approximately 3.5")

Sleeve
Begin lace pattern as follows:
Double Lace Rib
(Multiple of 6 +2)
Row 1 (right side): K2 *p1, YO, k2tog-tbl, p1, k2; rep from * to end
Row 2: P2, *k1, p2; rep from * to end
Row 3: K2, *p1, k2tog, YO, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Work same as Row 2
Repeat these 4 rows until piece meas 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5)" from CO edge.
Change to size 7 needles; continue to work the Double Lace Rib, until piece meas 11 (11.5, 12, 12.5)" CO edge.
Change to size 8 needles; continue to work the Double Lace Rib, until piece meas 17, (17.5, 18, 18.5)" from CO edge. Place markers at each end for sleeve seam placement

Body
Continue to work in Lace Rib until piece meas 21 (22, 23, 24)" from markers. Place marker at each end for sleeve seam placement.

Sleeve
Continue to work Double Lace Rib, until sleeve measures 6" from last set of markers.
Change to size 7 needles; continue to work in Lace Rib until sleeve measures 11" from last set of markers.
Change to size 6 needles; continue to work Lace Rib until sleeve measures 13.5, (14, 14.5, 15)" from last set of markers, end after working row 4.

Cuff
Work Ridged Rib as follows
Ridged Rib
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: Work same as Row 3
Work rows 1-4, 7 times; repeat rows 1 and 2 once more for a total of 30 rows. Sleeve will measure 17, (17.5, 18, 18.5)" from last set of markers. Break off yarn and with out turning you're your work (the RS is still facing); beginning at the end of the row just completed, slide stitches onto the needle that not in use (if you knit back and forth on circular needles, slide the stitches to the other end of the needles), rejoin yarn at the right hand side of the piece. BO in purl on the RS. This will closely match the CO edge.

Finishing
Sew each sleeve seam from cuff to sleeve marker. Work band.

Band
Using size 6 circular needles, RS facing. Begin at sleeve seam, pick up 1 st in seam, pick up 105 (110, 115, 120) sts to next sleeve seam, pick up 1 st in seam, pick up 105 (110, 115, 120) sts to next sleeve seam [212 (222, 232, 242)] sts. Note: You will be picking up approximately 5 sts for every 6 sts around the inside opening of the shrug. Work Ridged Rib in the round as follows:

Ridged Rib in the Round
(Multiple of 2)
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: Purl
Rnd 3: * K1, p1; rep from *
Rnd 4: Work same as Rnd 3
Work Rnds 1-4, 3 times; repeat rnds 1and 2 once more. (a total of 14 rnds). Turn work so the WS is facing, BO in knit, (binding off on the WS will match the cast on and bind off rows of the cuff). Fasten off. Work in ends. Block.

Designed & knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Copyright 2007 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 Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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