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Free Knitting Pattern: Princess Shrug

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Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: L10352
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

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

Finished Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. (86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm)
Finished Length 15 (16, 16 1/2, 17 1/2, 18 1/2) in. (38 (40.5, 42, 44.5, 47) cm), including edging.


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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A festive complement to any party, winter formal, or even wedding outfit, this shrug can be made to fit princesses of all ages. 

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Color (A)
Fun Fur®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Glamour®

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*Fun Fur® (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
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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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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
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 3 (3.25 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
 

Princess Shrug

Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and A.

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 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.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked back and forth in rows (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

 

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. Shrug is worked in 5 pieces; Back, Left Front, Right Front and 2 Sleeves. After the pieces are seamed, ribbed edging is worked around the entire outer edge of the Shrug.
2. A circular needle is used to work ribbing only. The Shrug edging is worked in rounds. Sleeve ribbing is worked back and forth in rows on a circular needle.
3. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


BACK
With larger needles and A, cast on 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) sts.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 rows.
Increase Row (RS): Kfb, knit to last st, kfb - 66 (74, 82, 90, 98) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 68 (76, 84, 92, 100) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 72 (80, 88, 96, 104) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to end of row - 69 (76, 83, 90, 98) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end of row - 66 (72, 78, 84, 92) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 6) sts, k to end of row - 64 (70, 75, 80, 86) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 6) sts, p to end of row - 62 (68, 72, 76, 80) sts.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 60 (66, 70, 74, 78) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) more times - 56 (60, 64, 66, 70) sts when all decreases have been completed.
Work even in St st until armholes measure 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8, 9, 10) in. (16.5 (19, 20.5, 23, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
Next Row (RS):
K14 (16, 18, 18, 19) for right shoulder, bind off next 28 (28, 28, 30, 32) sts for back neck, work to end of row - 14 (16, 18, 18, 19) sts for each shoulder.
Next Row: P across 14 (16, 18, 18, 19) for left shoulder, turn and bind off these sts for left shoulder.
Rejoin yarn to sts for right shoulder and p across these 14 (16, 18, 18, 19) sts, turn and bind off these sts for right shoulder.


LEFT FRONT
With larger needles and A, cast on 14 (18, 22, 26, 30) sts.
Beg with WS row, work in St st for 3 rows.
Shape Front Edge
Neck Increase Row (RS):
Knit to last st, kfb - 15 (19, 23, 27, 31) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 18 (22, 26, 30, 34) sts when all increases have been completed.
Neck and Side Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 20 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Neck Increase Row - 21 (25, 29, 33, 37) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 22 (26, 30, 34, 38) sts.
Rep Neck and Side Increase Row - 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) sts when all increases are completed.
Rep Neck Increase Row - 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 25 (28, 31, 34, 38) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 6) sts, k to end of row - 23 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 22 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row:K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts at the end of this row.

 

Size S ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Neck Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 18 sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 17 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 14 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Size M ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 19 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 16 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Size L ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 21 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 18 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Sizes 1X (2X) ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 26 (28) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 (26) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Armhole Decrease Row - 23 (25) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Neck Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 (24) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 21 (23) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (4) more time(s) - 18 (19) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

RIGHT FRONT
With larger needle and A, cast on 14 (18, 22, 26, 30) sts.
Beg with WS row, work in St st for 3 rows.
Shape Front Edge
Neck Increase Row (RS):
Kfb, knit to end - 15 (19, 23, 27, 31) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 18 (22, 26, 30, 34) sts when all increases have been completed.
Neck and Side Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 20 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Neck Increase Row - 21 (25, 29, 33, 37) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 22 (26, 30, 34, 38) sts.
Rep Neck and Side Increase Row - 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) sts when all increases have been completed.
Rep Neck Increase Row - 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Row 1 (WS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end of row - 26 (29, 32, 35, 39) sts.
Row 2: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 25 (28, 31, 34, 38) sts.
Row 3: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 6) sts, p to end of row - 23 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row:K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts.

 

Size S ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 18 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 17 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 14 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Size M ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 19 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 16 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Size L ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 22 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 21 sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 more times - 18 sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.

 

Sizes 1X (2X) ONLY
Next Row:
Purl.
Armhole Decrease Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 26 (28) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Armhole and Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 (26) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Armhole Decrease Row - 23 (25) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Neck Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 22 (24) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Rep Neck Decrease Row - 21 (23) sts.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (4) more time(s) - 18 (19) sts rem.
Work even in St st until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needle and B, cast on 52 (54, 58, 60, 64) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib, worked back and forth in rows, until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and A.
Next Row (RS):K2 (3, 2, 3, 2), *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 (3, 2, 3, 2) sts, k2 (3, 2, 3, 2) - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts at the end of this row.

 

Size S ONLY
Work even in St st for 7 rows.
Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 38 sts.
Rep last 8 rows 5 more times - 48 sts when all increases have been completed.
For the next portion of the Sleeve, follow the instructions below marked All Sizes.

 

Size M ONLY
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 40 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows - 42 sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st for 7 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 44 sts.
Rep last 8 rows 4 more times - 52 sts.
For the next portion of the Sleeve, follow the instructions below marked All Sizes.

 

Size L ONLY
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 42 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 4 more times - 50 sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st for 7 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 52 sts.
Rep last 8 rows 2 more times - 56 sts.
For the next portion of the Sleeve, follow the instructions below marked All Sizes.

 

Size 1X ONLY
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 44 sts.
Rep last 6 rows 7 more times - 58 sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st for 7 rows.
Rep Increase Row - 60 sts.
For the next portion of the Sleeve, follow the instructions below marked All Sizes.

 

Size 2X ONLY
Work even in St st for 5 rows.
Increase Row: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 46 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows 9 more times - 64 sts when all increases have been completed.
For the next portion of the Sleeve, follow the instructions below marked All Sizes.

 

All Sizes
Work even in St st until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, k to end of row - 45 (48, 51, 55, 58) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, p to end of row - 42 (44, 46, 50, 52) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row - 40 (42, 44, 48, 50) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts p to end of row - 38 (40, 42, 46, 48) sts.
Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 36 (38, 40, 44, 46) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep Decrease Row - 34 (36, 38, 42, 44) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 7 (8, 9, 11, 12) more times - 20 sts rem.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 18 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row - 16 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row - 13 sts.
Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row - 10 sts.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Edging
With RS facing and circular needle, join B on lower edge of Shrug at one side seam, pick up and k242 (266, 282, 308, 334) sts evenly spaced around outside edge of Shrug.
Note: Edging for Shrug is worked all in one piece around outside edge of Shrug. To make this easier, divide the outside edge of the Shrug into equal sections before beginning. Mark these sections with pins or scrap yarn.
For the Shrug, an easy way to divide the edge into sections is to measure the outside edge, then divide that measurement by 10.
Divide the total number of sts that you will need to pick up by 10: 24.2 (26.6, 28.2, 30.8, 33.4).
Now, pick up sts in each section as evenly spaced as possible as follows:
For example, for size S, pick up *24 sts in 4 of the sections, pick up 25 sts in the next section; rep from * once more.
For size M, pick up *26 sts in 2 sections, 27 sts in next 3 sections; rep from * once more.
For size L, pick up *28 sts in 4 sections, 29 sts in next section; rep from * once more.
For size 1X, pick up *30 sts in 1 section, 31 sts in next 4 sections; rep from * once more.
For size 2X, pick up *33 sts in 3 sections, 34 sts in next 2 sections; rep from * once more.
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 K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Bind off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Princess Shrug Reviewed by valerie on 2013-10-15 ****
lovely pattern so easy to follow. I knitted the small size and it was exact to size and wool quantity, would get extra ball for Med etc. I did change the edging as I hate knitting on a round needle i just cast on 10 sts and knitted a long piece to fit round the edge, I gently stretched and sewed into place. looks fab


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