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Openwork Shrug (knit)

Designed by Charlotte Quiggle

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SIZE S (M, L)

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS

Cuff-to-cuff: 45 1/2 (46 1/2, 47 1/2)"
Width at back: 16 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2)"

MATERIALS

Approximately 350 (400, 450) yds of yarn
One pair size 9 (5.5mm) needles
One pair size 10 (6.0mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
One blunt-end yarn needle

GAUGE

16 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm over patt st using larger needles

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ABBREVIATIONS

beg = beginning
inc = increase
dec = decrease
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
patt(s) = pattern(s)
sts = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

PATTERN STITCH

Row 1   K3, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep Row 1 for openwork patt.

shrug diagram

SHRUG

With smaller needles, cast on 44 (46, 48) sts.
Work in garter st (k every row) for 1", ending with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and begin openwork pattern.
Begin pattern stitch and work 10 rows.

*Inc Row 1: K3, yo, work in patt as established to last 3 sts, yo, k3.

Inc Row 2: K3, yo, k1, work in patt as established to last 4 sts, yo, k4-48 (50, 52) sts.

Work 12 rows even.
Rep from * 3 times more, then work Inc Rows 1 and 2 once more-64 (66, 68) sts.
Work even in patt as established until sleeve measures 14 1/2" from beg or desired length.
Place a marker at each end of the row to indicate end of sleeve.
Work even until piece measures 16 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2)" from markers or desired length. Place another set of markers to indicate beg of next sleeve.
Work even for 6 rows.

*Dec Row 1: K3, [no yo] k2tog; work in patt to last 5 sts; [no yo], k2tog, k3.
Dec Row 2: K2, k2tog, work in patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2-60 (62, 64) sts.

Work 12 rows even row.
Rep from * 3 times more, then work Dec Rows 1 and 2 once more-44 (46, 48) sts.
Work even in patt as established until sleeve measures 13 1/2" from markers or desired length.
Change to smaller needles and work garter st for 1".
Bind off loosely.

FINISHING

Block to measurements.
Sew sleeve seams from cuff to markers, or as desired.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

©2007 Reprinted with permission from Craft Yarn Council of America's Certified Instructors Program