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Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Lace Shrug

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Pattern #: 80064AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 45 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
17 x 48 in. (43 x 122 cm)


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This beautiful lace bolero adds a classic touch to any outfit.
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Circular needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long

Easy Lace Shrug

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Shell Lace pattern using larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Seed Stitch
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the purl sts, p the knit sts as they appear.
Rep Row 2 for Seed St.

Shell Lace (multiple of 11 sts + 1)
Row 1 (WS) and all WS Rows:
Row 2: K2 tog, *k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Row 4: K2 tog, *k4, yo, k3, yo, k1, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Row 6: K2 tog, *k3,yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Row 8: K2 tog, *k2, yo, k1, yo,k5, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Row 10: K2 tog, *k1, yo, k3, yo, k4, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Row 12: K2 tog, * yo, k5, yo, k3, sl 1, k2 tog, psso; rep from * end last repeat ssk.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Shell Lace.

K1, p1 Rib (worked over even # of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Row 1 for K1, p1 Rib.


Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.

With circular needle, cast on 155 sts.
Work in Seed st for 2 in. (5 cm), end with a RS row.
Beg with Row 1, work Rows 1-12 of Shell Lace pattern 7 times.
Work in Seed st for 2 in. (5 cm). Bind off.


From RS, with smaller needles, pick up and k 46 sts along one end of Bolero. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm). Bind off in rib. Work cuff on opposite end of Bolero in same way.
Seam cuff and about 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) of cast-on and bound-off edges at each end of Bolero for sleeves.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 45 reviews)
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Easy Lace Shrug Reviewed by MARICARMEN CANTU VALADEZ on 2015-01-20 *****
Beautiful Bolero Pattern!

Very easy instructions.

I made some modifications: 6 repetitions of pattern stitch and cuff length.

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