"SLEEVES, PLEASE!" SHRUG
Approx. 300 yds. each bulky alpaca & thin carry-along boucle - OR -
any bulky yarn or combination of yarns that knits to gauge (sample
shown in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande held together with Baron Yarns
thin acryl/poly/lurex boucle)
13 (9 mm) & 15 (10 mm) needles, or sizes needed to achieve gauge
Gauge: 7 sts =
4", 3 rows = 1 in drop-stitch pattern on size 15 (10 mm) needles
beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec),
increase (inc), knit (K), knit two together (K2tog), make 1
increase (M1), place marker (pm), purl (P), repeat (rep), slip (sl),
stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st)
1 increase: Insert tip of left needle under strand between st just
worked (on right needle) and next st (on left needle), lift this
strand onto left needle, then knit into back of it.
On center back section only, keep 3 sts on ea side of piece in
garter st (knit these stitches every row). Use markers to keep track
of border sts, and use a row counter to keep track of pattern rows.
Method: Shrug is
worked lengthwise from cuff to cuff. Begin by taking two simple
Sleeve length (measure from wrist to
Cross-back measurement (measure from shoulder to shoulder): ______
to these measurements as instructed in pattern.
smaller needles, cast on 22 sts. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3.
Change to larger needles.
(drop-stitch row): K across, wrapping yarn twice around needle in
(increase row): K2, M1, K across to last 2 sts, M1, K2.
last 6 rows until piece measures 1 less than desired sleeve length
(sleeves will "grow" a little in length when worn.) Mark end of
sleeve with removable marker.
Keeping first and last 3 sts each row in garter st (see notes
above), repeat Rows 1-6 of drop-stitch pattern without increasing on
Row 5. Work even until center back section equals
shoulder-to-shoulder measurement, ending with Row 2 of drop-stitch
pattern. Mark end of center back section with removable marker.
Discontinue garter st edge sts and work as follows:
row: K across.
row: P across.
row (decrease row): K2, K2tog, K across to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.
row: P across.
Continue in drop-stitch and decrease pattern:
(drop-stitch row): K across, wrapping yarn twice around needle in ea
(decrease row): K2, K2tog, K across to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.
last 6 rows until second sleeve measures same as first sleeve to
ribbing, ending with Row 4 (you should be back to the original
number of cast on sts - 22). If not, decrease evenly on next row to
get to 22 sts).
to smaller needles.
K1, P1 ribbing for 3. Bind off in rib.
sleeve seams from cuff to markers, leaving center back section
unsewn. Remove markers and weave in all ends.
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