Ribbed shrug knitting pattern

Women's shrug knitting pattern

Shrug knitting patternSIZES

To fit: 82-87[92-97:102-107]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42]in)

Actual measurement: 100[111:122]cm (39.5[43.75:48]in)

Length to shoulder: 55[57:59]cm (21.5[22.5:23.25]in)

Sleeve length: 15cm (6in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Debbie Bliss Angel 76% mohair, 24% silk (approx 200m per 25g)

4[5:6] x 25g balls 18 Lilac

1 pair 4mm needles

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

23 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over rib patt using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

PATTERN NOTES

The decreases at the shoulder on both fronts help shape the V neck.

BACK

With 4mm needles cast on 118[130:142] sts.

Row 1 (RS): P2, (k2, p2) to end.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

These 2 rows form patt and are repeated. Work straight until Back meas 35[36:37]cm (13.75[14.25:14.5]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape sleeves

Work in patt.

Cast on 4 sts at beg of next 8 rows. 150[162:174] sts.

Next row: Cast on 5 sts, p3, k2, patt to end.

Next row: Cast on 5 sts, p to end. 160[172:184] sts.

Next row: P3, (k2, p2) to last 5 sts, k2, p3.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until Back meas 52[54:56]cm (20.5[21.25:22.75]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape upper arms

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 12 rows. 100[112:124] sts.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 24[28:32] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 52[56:60] sts.

Cast off.

LEFT FRONT

With 4mm needles cast on 59[67:75] sts.

Row 1 (RS): (P2, k2) to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

These 2 rows form patt with g st front edging.

Work straight until Front meas 35[36:37]cm (13.75[14.25:14.5]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape sleeve

Work in patt.

Cast on 4 sts at beg of next and 3 foll RS rows. 75[83:91] sts.

Next row: Cast on 5 sts, p3, k2, patt to end.

Next row: Purl. 80[88:96] sts.

Next row: P3, (k2, p2) to last 5 sts, k2, p3.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until Front meas 52[54:56]cm (20.5[21.25:22.75]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape upper arm

Cast off 5 sts at beg of next and 5 foll RS rows. 50[58:64] sts.

Shape shoulder

Next row: P4, (p2tog) 23[27:31] times. 27[31:35] sts.

Next row: Cast off 24[28:32] sts, p2 (3 sts).

Cont in g st until band fits halfway across back neck.

Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT

With 4mm needles cast on 59[67:75] sts.

Row 1 (RS): P3, (k2, p2) to end.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

These 2 rows form patt with g st front edging. Work straight until Front meas 52[54:56]cm (20.5[21.25:22.75]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a RS row.

Shape sleeve

Work in patt.

Cast on 4 sts at beg of next and 3 foll WS rows. 75[83:91] sts.

Next row (RS): Patt to end.

Next row (WS): Cast on 5 sts, p to end. 80[88:96] sts.

Next row: P3, (k2, p2) to last 5 sts, k2, p3.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until Front meas 52[54:56]cm (20.5[21.25:22.75]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a RS row.

Shape upper arm

Cast off 5 sts, at beg of next and 5 foll WS rows. 50[58:64] sts.

Shape shoulder

Next row: (P2tog) 23[27:31] times, p4. 27[31:35] sts.

Next row: Cast off 24[28:32] sts, p2 (3 sts).

Cont in g st until band fits halfway across back neck.

Cast off.

FLOWER FASTENING

With 4mm needles and two strands of yarn cast on 50 sts.

Beg with a k row work 4 rows in st st.

Next row: (Inc in next st) 10 times, k to end.

Next row: P40, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: (Inc in next st) 14 times, k to end.

Next row: P26, wrap 1, turn.

Next row: (Inc in next st) 26 times, k to end.

Next row: Picking up wraps and working tog with wrapped st, p to end.

Next row: Knit.

Cast off.

Allow the strip to roll and form a flower.

TO FINISH OFF

Join shoulder and upper arm seams.

Sew cast-off edges of edging together, then sew to back neck.

Join side and underarm seams.

Sew flower to Fronts through both thicknesses.

Diagram

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