Lace shrug knitting pattern

Women's shrug knitting pattern

Shrug knitting patternYOU WILL NEED

King Cole, Bamboo Cotton DK (50% bamboo viscose, 50% cotton, 100g/230m)

A pair of 4mm needles

A pair of 5 1/2mm needles

Stitch holders

TENSION

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 24 sts and 18 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 5 1/2mm needles

LITTLE ARROWHEAD PATTERN

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K1, *yo, ssk, K1, k2tog, yo, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 K2, *yo, sl2 knitwise, K1, p2sso, yo, K3; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl2 knitwise, K1, p2sso, K2.

SHRUG

BACK

Worked from the shoulders down.

Cast on 169 (181) sts using 5 1/2mm needles.

Row 1 Ktbl of every stitch to form a neat edge.

Work rows 1-4 of Little Arrowhead Pattern 7 times.

Place a marker at each end of last row. Cont in pattern, shaping as folls:

SHAPE SLEEVE

Cast off 6 sts at the beg of the next 4 rows. [145 (157) sts]

Dec 1 st at each end of the next row, then every foll alt row until there are 109 (123) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of the next row, then every following 4th row until there are 85 (95) sts.

Work 1 row without shaping.

Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work from the top down.

Cast on 73 (79) sts using 5 1/2mm needles.

Row 1 Ktbl of every stitch to form a neat edge.

Work 6 rows in Little Arrowhead Pattern.

SHAPE NECK

Cont in patt, work 17 rows, increasing 1 st at the beg of the neck edge in the next row, then the 2 foll 8th rows. 

[76 (82) sts]

Work 4 rows without shaping.

Place a marker at the end of the last row.

Cast off 6 sts purlwise, purl to end of row. [70 (76) sts]

Work 1 WS row.

Cast off 6 sts purlwise, purl to end of row. [64 (70) sts]

Work 1 WS row.

Row 1 Dec 1 st at armhole edge, patt to last 2 sts, kfb 1 (0) times. K1 (2).

[64 (69) sts]

Row 2 and all alt rows Patt to end.

Row 3 Dec 1 st at armhole edge, patt to end. [63 (68) sts]

Row 5 Dec 1 st at armhole edge, patt to end. [62 (67) sts]

Row 7 Dec 1 st at armhole edge, patt to last 2 sts, kfb. K1.

Rep rows 3-7 twice (3 times) more.

[58 (61) sts]

Work 1 row without shaping.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge of the next row, then the 3 foll alt rows. [54 (57) sts]

Work 1 row without shaping.

SHAPE FRONT

FOR 1ST SIZE ONLY

Dec 1 st at each end of the next row, then the 3 foll alt rows. [46 (-) sts]

FOR BOTH SIZES

Row 1 K1, ssk, patt to last 2 sts, k2tog, K1. [44 (55) sts]

Row 2 and all alt rows Patt to end.

Row 3 K1, ssk, patt to end. [43 (54) sts]

Row 4 Patt to end.

Rep rows 1-4 until there are 17 (31) sts, ending on a Row 2.

** Work 7 (17) rows, decreasing 1 st at the neck edge of every row, AT THE SAME TIME decreasing 1 st at armhole edge on the 3rd (1st) row, then the 1 (4) following 4th rows. [8 (9) sts]

Work 3 rows without shaping.

Cast off remaining sts knitwise.

LEFT FRONT

Work from the top down.

Cast on 73 (79) sts using 5 1/2mm needles.

Row 1 Ktbl of every stitch to form a neat edge.

Work 6 rows in Little Arrowhead Pattern.

SHAPE NECK

Cont in patt, work 17 rows, increasing 1 st at the beg of the neck edge in the next row, then the 2 foll 8th rows.

[76 (82) sts]

Work 3 rows without shaping.

Place a marker at the end of the last row.

Cast off 6 sts purlwise, purl to end of row. [70 (76) sts]

Work 1 RS row.

Cast off 6 sts purlwise, purl to end of row. [64 (70) sts]

Work 2 rows.

Row 1 (RS) K1, kfb 1 (0) times, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. [64 (69) sts]

Row 2 and all alt rows Patt to end.

Row 3 Patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1.

[63 (68) sts]

Row 5 Patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1.

[62 (67) sts]

Row 7 K1, kfb, patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1.

Rep rows 3-7 twice (3 times) more.

[58 (61) sts]

Work 1 row without shaping.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge of the next row, then the 3 foll alt rows. [54 (57) sts]

Work 1 row without shaping.

SHAPE FRONT

FOR 1ST SIZE ONLY

Dec 1 st at each end of the next row, then the 3 foll alt rows. [46 (-) sts]

FOR BOTH SIZES

Row 1 K1, ssk, patt to last 2 sts, k2tog, K1. [44 (55) sts]

Row 2 and all alt rows Patt to end.

Row 3 Patt to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. [43 (54) sts]

Row 4 Patt to end.

Rep rows 1-4 until there are 17 (31) sts, ending on a Row 2.

Work as for Right Front from **.

CUFFS (BOTH ALIKE)

Join shoulder and upper arm seams using mattress stitch with RS facing.

Using 4mm needles, pick up and knit 68 sts evenly between the markers.

Rows 1-6 *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Join side, lower arm and cuff seams.

LEFT SIDE EDGING

Mark top centre back and centre lower back with a contrasting colour.

Using 4mm needles and with RS facing, pick up and knit 40 (45) sts evenly across lower back, 8 sts across lower straight edge of left front, 51 sts across the shaped edge, 9 sts across straight edge, 48 (54) sts across neck edge and 12 (13) sts across back of neck.

[168 (180) sts]

Next row *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Rep last row 5 times more.

Cast off in rib.

RIGHT SIDE EDGING

Using 4mm needles and with RS facing, pick up sts across the back neck from the marker as folls: 12 (13) sts across back of neck, 48 (54) across shaped neck edge, 9 sts along straight neck edge, 51 sts across lower shaped edge, 8 sts across lower straight edge of right front and 40 (45) sts evenly across lower back. [168 (180) sts]

Next row *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Rep last row 5 times more.

Cast off in rib.

FINISHING

Join borders at centre back and lower back. Weave in ends.

Measurements

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