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Free Knitting Pattern: Rectangle Knit Shrug

Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: 90554
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Circumference (front opening) 55 (57, 59, 63, 67) in. (139.5 (145, 150, 160, 170) cm)
Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27, 28, 28 1/2) in. (66 (67.5, 68.5, 71, 72.5) cm) at center back


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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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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•  861-109 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Sapphire
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$ 21.12 7, 7, 8, 8 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
3 buttons 5/8 in. (15 mm) diameter
 

Rectangle Knit Shrug

Lion Brand« Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

24 sts + 33 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.
pfb (purl into back and front) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through front of same st - 1 st increased.
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.
ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; pass them back to left needle; purl them together through back loops - 1 st decreased.
3-Needle Bind Off With RS together, hold in one hand, 2 needles with equal number of sts on each. With 3rd needle, knit together 1 st from each needle, *knit together 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * across. Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.

NOTES:

1. Shrug is made in 2 pieces: an Upper Half and a Lower Half. Each half consists of half of each sleeve and a center section. The center section of the Upper Half forms the shoulders and collar. The center section of the Lower Half forms the back and sides.
2. The Upper and Lower Halves are joined along the long straight edges. A 3-needle bind off is used to provide stability. Cuffs are then worked across the end of each sleeve, and the side and sleeve seams sewn. The shorter straight edges of the Upper and Lower Halves form the front opening.



UPPER HALF
Right Sleeve

With larger needles, cast on 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Next Row (RS): Kfb, knit to end - 35 (37, 39, 41, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl across to last 2 sts, pfb, p1 - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 14 more times - 64 (66, 68, 70, 72) sts when all reps have been completed.
Next Row (RS): Cast on 6 sts, beg by working over cast on sts knit to end - 70 (72, 74, 76, 78) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 112 (114, 116, 118, 120) sts when all reps completed.
Place marker at beg of last row for beg of body.
Body
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 26 (27, 28, 30, 32) in. (66 (68.5, 71, 76, 81.5) cm) from marker, end with a WS row.
Left Sleeve Next Row (RS): Bind off 6 sts, knit to end - 106 (108, 110, 112, 114) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 64 (66, 68, 70, 72) sts when all reps completed.
Next Row (RS): K1, skp, knit to end - 63 (65, 67, 69, 71) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl to last 3 sts, ssp, p1 - 62 (64, 66, 68, 70) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 14 more times - 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Bind off.


LOWER HALF
Left Sleeve

With larger needles, cast on 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep these 2 rows 2 more times.
Next Row (RS): Cast on 5 sts, beg by working over cast on sts, knit to end - 39 (41, 43, 45, 47) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 13 more times - 104 (106, 108, 110, 112) sts when all reps completed.
Next Row (RS): Cast on 4 sts, beg by working over cast on sts, knit to end - 108 (110, 112, 114, 116) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 112 (114, 116, 118, 120) sts.
Place marker at beg of last row for beg of edging.
Edging
Next Row (RS):
P6 (for edging), knit to end.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 26 (27, 28, 30, 32) in. (66 (68.5, 71, 76, 81.5) cm) from marker, end with a WS row.
Buttonhole Row (RS): P3, yarn over, ssp, p1, knit to end.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: P6, knit to end.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times.
Rep last 12 rows (beg with Buttonhole Row) once more Rep Buttonhole Row.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: P6, knit to end.
Next Row: Purl.
Right Sleeve
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 4 sts, knit to end - 108 (110, 112, 114, 116) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 104 (106, 108, 110, 112) sts when all reps have been completed.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts, knit to end - 99 (101, 103, 105, 107) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 13 more times - 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts when all reps have been completed.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Joining Upper and Lower Halves
Note:
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and k212 (218, 224, 236, 248) sts along the 38 1/2 (39 1/2, 40 1/2, 42 1/2, 44 1/2) in. (98 (100.5, 103, 108, 113) cm) long edge of Upper Half. Pick up and k212 (218, 224, 236, 248) sts along same edge of Lower Half. Hold Upper and Lower Halves with RS together, and join edges with 3-Needle bind off.

 

Sleeve Cuff (make 2)
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k68 (72, 76, 80, 84) sts evenly spaced along sleeve end.
Row 1 (WS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep last 2 rows until cuff measures 4 3/4 in. (12 cm).
Bind off.

 

Fold piece along 3-Needle bind-off, bringing RS together.
Sew side, sleeve, and cuff seams. Sew buttons to left side of Lower Half opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Rectangle Knit Shrug Reviewed by Hamlet Heimer on 2014-09-17 *****
At first I was very confused by the instruction. But I just followed the pattern and now I am very pleased with the result. Unfortunatelly L is not large enough for my German size 42 and I had to Improvise a clasp.I think it is a perfect match to my sleeveless tunika.


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