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Drop Stitch Shrug Knitting Pattern

Designed by Hazel Spencer

Drop Stitch Shrug Knitting Pattern

Drop Stitch Shrug Knitting Pattern
Knit by Oma Englund

This drop stitch shrug pattern features sleeves that come to just below the elbow but you can knit them any length you wish. The pattern can also be knit wider as well. Just keep in mind it is knit from side to side.

Size:
Medium

Gauge:
12 sts and 12 rows=4" in Drop Stitch with larger needles

Materials:
Size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles
Size 10 US (6 mm) straight needles
Worsted weight yarn

Instructions
With double points, CO 32 sts. Join and mark beg of round.
Work k2, p2 ribbing for 2 inches for cuff.
Next row: Inc one stitch every 8 sts.
Next row: Inc one stitch every 8 sts.

Begin Drop Stitch
Rnd 1: *yo, k1; rep around.
Rnd 2: *drop yo off needle, k1; rep around.
Repeat these two rnds until piece measures 12 inches from CO (or measurement needed for your sleeve length). End with Rnd 2 completed.

Continue Drop Stitch
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 as before for 20 inches. Change to straight needles as soon as your work flattens enough.

At end of 20 inches, place sts back on double points. Join again and knit sleeve length to match first.
Next Row: k2tog 8 times evenly spaced
Next Row: k2tog 8 times evenly spaced
Work k2, p2 ribbing for 2 inches for cuff.
BO.
Weave in ends.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.