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Free Knitting Pattern: Cable Delight Shrug

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Baby Alpaca
Pattern #: L10304
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)

S/M (L, 1X/2X)
Finished Front Opening Circumference 40 (43, 48) in. (101.5 (190, 122) cm)
Finished Back Length 21 1/2 (22 1/2, 23) in. (54.5 (57, 58.5) cm), not including border



CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 3, 2014)
STITCH EXPLANATION
Twisted Rib worked in rnds (worked over odd even number of sts)
Rnd 1 (RS):
*P1, k1 tbl; rep from * to end of rnd last st, p1.

FINISHING
Border
Notes:

1. The number of sts to be picked up for the front border worked well for our samples. If you prefer, pick up more or fewer sts, just be sure to pick up an even odd number of sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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LB Collection« Baby Alpaca

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 488-124: LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Tan
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LB Collection« Baby Alpaca
Natural Tan Fawn Heather Auburn Silver Grey Heather Black
*LB Collection Baby Alpaca (Article #488). 100% Baby Alpaca; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (146yds/133m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  488-124 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Tan
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$ 47.92 9, 10 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
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
 

Cable Delight Shrug

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Baby Alpaca

GAUGE:

24 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Double Seed st with 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:

RT (Right Twist) K2tog and leave on left needle, then insert right needle between the 2 sts and k the first st again.
4/4 LC (4 over 4 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
8/8 RC (8 over 8 right cross) Slip 8 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k8, then k8 from cable needle.
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
pfb (purl into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Purl the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Purl the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
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 - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
Double Seed Stitch (multiple of 4 sts)
Rows 1 and 2:
*K2, p2; rep from * across.
Rows 3 and 4: *P2, k2; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Double Seed st.

Twisted Rib worked in rows (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
*P1, k1 tbl; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: *K1, p1 tbl; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Twisted Rib.

Twisted Rib worked in rnds (worked over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1 (RS):
*P1, k1 tbl; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for Twisted Rib worked in rnds.

Center Cable Panel (worked over 64 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
P2, k8, p1, RT, p1, k8, p2, k16, p2, k8, p1, RT, p1, k8, p2.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, p8, k1, p2, k1, p8, k2, p16, k2, p8, k1, p2, k1, p8, k2.
Rows 3, 5 and 7: Rep Row 1.
Row 9: P2, 4/4RC, p1, RT, p1, 4/4LC, p2, 8/8RC, p2, 4/4RC, p1, RT, p1, 4/4LC, p2.
Rows 11, 13, 15 and 17: Rep Row 1.
Row 19: P2, 4/4RC, p1, RT, p1, 4/4LC, p2, k16, p2, 4/4RC, p1, RT, p1, 4/4LC, p2.
Rep Rows 1-20 for Center Cable Panel.

NOTES:

1. Shrug is worked back and forth in rows in one piece from one sleeve cuff to opposite sleeve cuff.
2. Markers are placed to divide the sts for the various st patterns.
3. Ribbed border is worked in the round.
4. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.



 

 

SHRUG
Right Cuff

With circular needle and beg at right sleeve cuff edge, cast on 61 (65, 69) sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle, as if working with straight needles.
Work in Twisted Rib for 19 rows, end with a RS row.
Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.
Next Row (WS): (K1, p1 tbl) 3 (4, 5) times, *kfb, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 5 (7, 9) sts, (k1, p1 tbl) 2 (3, 4) times, k1 - 86 (90, 94) sts at the end of this row.

First Sleeve
Set-Up Row (RS):
Change to larger needles. K1 (edge st), work Row 1 of Double Seed st over next 10 (12, 14) sts, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, pm, work Row 1 of Double Seed st over next 10 (12, 14) sts, k1 (edge st).
Next Row: K1, work next row of Double Seed st over next 10 (12, 14) sts, sl marker (sm), work next row of Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work next row of Double Seed st over next 10 (12, 14) sts, k1.
NOTES
1. Sts are increased at the end of the first Double Seed st section, and at the beg of the 2nd Double Seed st section.> Incorporate the new sts into the Double Seed st pattern.
2. Two sts are increased every 6th row 11 times, and then every 4th row 11 times, for a total of 44 added sts.
3. The increases worked in the Double Seed st sections alternate between pfb and kfb. In every other increase row a pfb is worked and in every other increase row a kfb is worked. You can follow the detailed increase instructions below, or you may find that after a few increases you understand the pattern of increases and no longer need to refer to the pattern for each increase.
4. First and last st are knit on every row. These edge sts will be used in seaming.
Increase Row 1: K1, work in Double Seed st to 1 st before first marker, pfb, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, kfb, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1 - 88 (92, 96) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 1 - 90 (94, 98) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Increase Row 2: K1, work in Double Seed st to 1 st before first marker, kfb, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, pfb, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1 - 92 (96, 100) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep last 6 rows once more - 94 (98, 102) sts when increases are completed.
Rep last 24 rows once more - 102 (106, 110) sts when all increases are completed.
Rep Increase Row 1 - 104 (108, 112) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 1 - 106 (110, 114) sts when increases are completed.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 2 - 108 (112, 116) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 2 - 110 (114, 118) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 1 - 112 (116, 120) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 114 (118, 122) sts when increases are completed.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 2 - 116 (120, 124) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 118 (122, 126) sts when increases are completed.
Rep last 16 rows once more - 126 (130, 134) sts when all increases are completed.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Increase Row 1 - 128 (132, 136) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 130 (134, 138) sts when increases are completed.
Next Row (WS): K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Place a marker at each end of row to mark the end of first sleeve.
Piece should measure about 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg, and the last row worked should be a Row 8 of Center Cable Panel.

Body
Next Row (RS):
K1, kfb, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Row 9 of Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 132 (136, 140) sts at the end of this row.
Note: In the following instruction, 'work even' means to continue in patterns without increasing or decreasing.
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures about 22 (24, 26 1/2) in. (56 (61, 67.5) cm) from sleeve markers, ending with a Row 8 of Center Cable Panel.
Next Row (RS):K1, k2tog, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Row 9 of Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 130 (134, 138) sts at the end of this row. Place a marker at each end of last row to mark beg of 2nd sleeve.

Second Sleeve
Next Row (WS):
K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Decrease Row 1: K1, work in Double Seed st to 2 sts before first marker, p2tog, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, k2tog, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1 - 128 (132, 136) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 126 (130, 134) sts when decreases are completed.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Decrease Row 2: K1, work in Double Seed st to 2 sts before first marker, k2tog, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, p2tog, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1 - 124 (128, 132) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 122 (126, 130) sts rem.
Rep last 16 rows once more - 114 (118, 122) sts rem.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 112 (116, 120) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 110 (114, 118) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 108 (112, 116) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 106 (110, 114) sts at the end of this row.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 104 (108, 112) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows once more - 102 (106, 110) sts rem.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 2 - 100 (104, 108) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows once more - 98 (102, 106) sts rem.
Rep last 24 rows once more - 90 (94, 98) sts rem.
Next 5 Rows: K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.
Rep Decrease Row 1 - 88 (92, 96) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows once more - 86 (90, 94) sts rem.
Next 2 Rows:K1, work in Double Seed st to first marker, sm, work Center Cable Panel over next 64 sts, sm, work in Double Seed st to last st, k1.

Left Cuff
Next Row (WS):
(K1, p1 tbl) 3 (4, 5) times, *k2tog, p1 tbl; rep from * to last 5 (7, 9) sts, (k1, p1 tbl) 2 (3, 4) times, k1 - 61 (65, 69) sts at the end of this row.
Change to circular needle and work in Twisted K1, p1 Rib until left cuff measures same as right cuff. Bind off.

FINISHING
Seam Sleeves
Note:
Our sample was finished using sl st crochet for the seams, following instructions below. The sl st provided a firm seam for this soft yarn. If you prefer, seams can be sewn rather than crocheted together. We suggest you back st the seam rather than using mattress st.
With RS tog, fold piece in half bringing side edges tog.
From WS, join yarn with sl st at cuff edge and working through both thicknesses, sl st evenly spaced across to the end of sleeve marker. Fasten off. Rep to seam other sleeve.
Border
NOTES

1. The number of sts to be picked up for the front border worked well for our samples. If you prefer, pick up more or fewer sts, just be sure to pick up an even number of sts.
2. To pick up sts evenly, use pins or scrap yarn to divide the edge along which you will pick up sts into equal segments. For example, to pick up 120 sts along an edge, divide the edge into 10 equal segments then pick up 12 sts across each segment.
3. Instructions are for picking up sts using a crochet hook. If you prefer, use circular needle to pick up sts directly from the Shrug.
From RS, with crochet hook, picking up 3 sts for every 4 rows and placing sts onto circular needle, pick up and k120 (130, 144) sts across top edge, pick up and k120 (130, 144) sts across lower edge. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Work in Twisted Rib worked in rnds for 19 rnds.
Bind off in rib but do not fasten off last loop.
Edging
Place rem loop on crochet hook, and with crochet hook, work 1 sl st in first k1 rib, *ch 3, sl st in next k1 rib; rep from * around. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
sm = slip marker st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop tog = together


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.8 (based on 5 reviews)
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Crowded Cable Shrug Reviewed by Coral Bentley on 2013-04-05 ***
I'm using a different yarn, giving a different gauge, so that might explain the difference I'm finding in the rate of increases even though I worked it out comparing gauges.

The Right Twist is given as the middle 'stripe' for both of the paired cable twists flanking the large central cable. I wanted a left twist, so it would better mirror the right. I've been using (skip first stitch, knit in back loop of the second, then front loop of the first, and slide both stitches off the needle) for the right-side row.

Also, the cables were really tight (could be gauge/yarn difference). I saw a trick in a video about how to cable in Tunisian crochet, to place a yarn over in the row before cabling (row 8 and 18 of pattern), between the right and left parts of the section, and it lets my 4/4RC and 4/4LC lie flatter, giving some ease to the fabric. I need to use the yarn over trick for three rows before cabling the 8/8RC to give enough ease, and the appearance is greatly improved.

Time to rip back to the beautiful cuffs, and change my rate of increase!


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