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Simpley elegant!
A Simple Shrug

Super chunky yarn @100-120yds/94-114m
#19/15mm (24"/60cm or 29"/74mm) needles
darning needle for finishing
stitch markers

gauge: @1.5sts = 1"/2.5cm in stockinette stitch (alternating rows of K&P)
note: always slip the 1st stitch of each row purlwise
Size: one size; the finished width 36" slightly stretched, if you want longer sleeves cast on extra stitches. This piece is worked until it can circle your upper arms.

Note: short rows are worked to give a slight shawl collar. If you have a preferred method of working short rows please use. The way it is written is a suggested way of working short rows.

Posted by Karen C. from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Karen C.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Using a provisional/invisible cast on, cast on 48sts
    (Theresa Vinson Stenersen has a good tutorial on knitty.com for a provisional/invisible cast on)

    Knit 1 row marking 11 sts on each side for the sleeves (k11, place marker or pm, k26, pm, k11).

    Begin short rows:

    Purl 24, pm (to mark the center; I find this helpful to have a visual to divide the work as I'm making short rows.), p2, wrap & turn (from now on referred to as w/t).
    K4, w/t
    P4, pu wrap & ptog with stitch it's wrapped around, p2, w/t
    K7, pu wrap ktog, k2, w/t
    P10, pu wrap ptog, p2, w/t
    K13, pu wrap ktog, k2, w/t
    P16, pu wrap ptog, p3, w/t
    K20, pu wrap ktog, k3, w/t
    P24, pu wrap ptog, p to end
    K36, pu wrap ktog, k11

    Work in stockinette stitch for as many rows needed to circle your upper arms.
    Starting at the outer sleeve edge work towards the center and graft/kitchener as many stitches needed to have the sleeves reach your armpits; 11sts are average @ 8.5". (again Theresa has a great tutorial about grafting on knitty.com). OR work a 3 needle bind off. Bind off loosely around the remaining stitches.
    Weave in ends, wear & enjoy!

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