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Lacy Shrug Knitting Pattern

Designed by Dawn Leeseman

Lacy Shrug Knitting Pattern

Sizes:
Small/Medium, (Large/XLarge)
Finished Measurements:
20.25 X 45 (22 X 47)", excluding ruffle trim
Size shown is Large/XLarge

Gauge:
8.5 sts = 4 inches and 12.75 rows = 4 inches with 2 strands yarn held together in pattern stitch, blocked.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch; block and measure on flat surface.

Materials:
Size 11 US (8 mm) straight or circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 11 US (8 mm) 16" and 36" circular needle for ruffle trim or size needed to obtain gauge
Spray bottle
Pins for blocking
Kid Merino by Crystal Palace Yarns
28% kid mohair/28% merino wool/44% micro nylon
240 yards/25 grams
2 balls Color #4686-Strawberry Soda
3 balls Color #9813-Roses

Instructions
Note: Worked in one piece beginning at sleeve edge.
MC = one strand solid and 1 strand print held together.
CC = two strands of print color held together.

Body
Lacy Shrug Knitting Pattern

Using straight or longer circular needles and working back and forth with MC, loosely CO 43 (47) sts. Knit one row, purl one row. Begin working rows 1-4 of stitch pattern as follows:

Imitation Embroidery V
Row 1: K2, *YO, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, end k1. 63 (69 sts)
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1. 63 (69) sts
Row 3: *K3, sl1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end k3. 43 (47 sts)
Row 4: K1, purl to last st, k1. 43 (47) sts

Rep the 4 rows of stitch pattern until piece measures 45 (47)"; end after working a row 4. BO loosely. (You may want to use needle 2 sizes larger than needle size used for body).

Finishing
Block before seaming and working ruffle trim. Fold rectangle in half lengthwise, beg at cast on sleeve edge, RS together. Using MC, sew sleeve seam 11". Repeat for other sleeve.

Sleeve Trim
Using CC and 16" circular needles, with RS facing pick up 41 (45) sts at sleeve edge. Join and work the following rounds.
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: K into front and back of each st - 82 (90) sts
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: Knit into front and back of each st - 164 (180) sts
Rnd 5: Knit
Bind Off all sts using regular knitting tension (not too loose).

Body Trim
Using CC and 36" circular needles, with RS facing beg at seam, pick up 74 (78) sts around body opening to next seam, 74 (78) sts around remaining body opening - 148 (156) sts (It works out to 1 st pick up for each row along the edge.)
Join and work the following rounds.
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: Knit into front and back of each st. 296 (312) sts
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: Knit into front and back of each st. 592 (624) sts
Rnd 5: Knit
Bind Off all sts using regular knitting tension (not too loose).
Weave in ends on WS.

© Crystal Palace Yarns and used with their permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.