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Home : Patterns : Golden Honey Shrug

Free Knitting Pattern: Golden Honey Shrug

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: 80845AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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


Knit Kit Golden Honey Shrug $ 28.00

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This lace shrug is open in the front and adds sparkle and glamour to any outfit.
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Vanna's Glamour®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 861-170: Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Topaz
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*Vanna's Glamour (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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•  861-170 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Topaz
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91 cm) long

Golden Honey Shrug

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®


18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Shell Lace pattern with larger needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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


sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.

Seed Stitch (odd number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Row 1 for Seed St.

Shell Lace (multiple of 11 sts + 1)
Row 1 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 2 (RS): K2tog, *k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Row 4: K2tog, *k4, yo, k3, yo, k1, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Row 6: K2tog, *k3,yo, k5, yo, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Row 8: K2tog, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k5, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Row 10: K2tog, *k1, yo, k3, yo, k4, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Row 12: K2tog, *yo, k5, yo, k3, sk2p; rep from * end last rep with ssk instead of sk2p.
Rep Rows 1–12 for Shell Lace pattern.

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


1) Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.
2) Shrug is worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.

With circular needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 177 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.
Next Row: Purl.
Work in Seed st for 2 in. (5 cm). Bind off.


With RS facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, pick up and knit 52 sts evenly spaced along one short edge of Shrug. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm). Bind off. Rep on other short edge for second cuff.
Fold Shrug in half, bringing long edges tog. Beg at one short end, sew about 11 in. (28 cm) tog for sleeve. Rep on opposite end for second sleeve.
Weave in ends.

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

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 13 reviews)
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Golden Honey Shrug Reviewed by Gail Z on 2014-09-23 ****
I have just finished this pattern, and although I love the pattern, it does not fit as pictured. I am 5'6" and about 160# and it hits just below the shoulder blades and not close enough for me in the front. I may make again though and increase the length and width so as to fit my needs. And I will probably give the original one as a gift to a petite friend.

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