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Free Knitting Pattern: Textured Circle Shrug

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool
Pattern #: glamknits
This shrug follows the same basic construction as the traditional “raglan from the top down” sweater, without working any front panels. The ribbing is picked up all around the edges and worked in the round.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
FINISHED BUST: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50, 52–54)" (81–86 [91–97, 102–107, 112–117, 122–127, 132–137]cm)
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.


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From the book Glam Knits by Stefanie Japel, this stylish shrug is perfect for any occasion or outfit. Reproduced with permission by North Light Books.
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LB Collection® Organic Wool
Redwood Toffee
*LB Collection Organic Wool (Article #481). 100% Organic Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (185yds/170m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Size US 8 (5mm) 29" (74cm) circular needle
Size US 6 (4mm) 40" (102cm) circular needle
Scrap yarn

Textured Circle Shrug

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Organic Wool


18 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10cm) stripe, using larger needle. 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


PFB (PURL 1 FRONT AND BACK): Inc 1 st by purling into the front and back of the next st.

RLI (RIGHT LIFTED INCREASE): Inc 1 st by inserting the tip of the right needle into the back of the st 1 row below the next stitch on the needle, and then into the next stitch on the needle. For further explanation of RLI, please see the knit-along post related to this topic by clicking here.

M1P (MAKE 1 PURLWISE): Inc 1 st by picking up the bar between the next st and the st just knit and purling it.

Work textured stripe over any number of sts.
ROWS 1–5: Work in Rev St st.
ROWS 6–13: Work in St st.
Rep Rows 1–13.
NOTE: Because this is a 13–row rep, Row 1 will be alternately a RS and then a WS row.

Work seed st over a multiple of 2 sts + 1.
RND 1: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
RND 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Rnds 1–2.

Textured Circle Shrug


With larger needle, cast on 60 (60, 60, 68, 68, 68) sts.
Do not join.
RAGLAN SET-UP ROW (WS): Beg St st, beg with a purl row. P10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11), pm, p40 (40, 40, 46, 46, 46), pm p10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11).
RAGLAN INC ROW (RS): [KFB, work to 1 st before marker, KFB] twice, KFB, work to last st, KFB—66 (66, 66, 74, 74, 74) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more—96 (96, 96, 104, 104, 104) sts.
NEXT ROW (RS): Begin textured stripe and, at the same time, rep Raglan Inc Row every other row 14 (18, 22, 23, 27, 31) times more, working PFB instead of KFB when Raglan Inc Row is worked on a purl row—180 (204, 228, 242, 266, 290) sts.
Work 1 row even. Break yarn.

Place next 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) sts for first sleeve on scrap yarn to be worked later, rejoin yarn and work to marker, place last 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) sts for second sleeve on scrap yarn to be worked later—80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120) sts rem.
Work 1 row even.
NEXT ROW (RS): Cont in textured stripe, bind off 3 sts at beg of next 10 (8, 0, 16, 0, 0) rows, then 4 sts at beg of next 6 (8, 14, 4, 16, 16) rows—26 (32, 40, 40, 48, 56) sts rem.
Place sts on scrap yarn to be worked later.

NEXT ROW (RS): Transfer 50 (58, 66, 69, 77, 85) held sts of one sleeve to larger needle.
Cont in textured stripe, work even for 2 rows.
SIZES 40–42 (44–46, 48–50, 52–54)
Work 1, k2tog (p2tog if working a purl row), work to last 3 sts, SSK (p2tog if working a purl row), work 1–64 (67, 75, 83) sts rem.
Work 9 (21, 5, 3) rows even.
Rep last 10 (22, 6, 4) rows 2 (1, 5, 9) times more, then rep Dec Row 1 time more–58 (63, 63, 63) sts rem.
Work even until piece measures 63/4 (71/2, 61/4, 8, 63/4, 71/2)" (17 [19, 16, 20, 17, 19]cm) from beg, ending with first 5 rows of textured stripe. Bind off.

With RS facing, beg at right back bottom edge, using smaller needle, pick up and knit sts for ribbing around entire edge as foll:
Pick up and k34 (36, 34, 40, 40, 40) sts along right back edge, pm, 54 (62, 70, 74, 80, 90) sts along right sleeve, pm, 40 (40, 42, 46, 48, 46) sts along back neck, pm, 54 (62, 70, 74, 80, 90) sts along left sleeve, pm, 34 (36, 34, 40, 40, 40) sts along left back edge, k26 (32, 40, 40, 48, 56) sts from scrap yarn for lower back—242 (268, 290, 314, 336, 362) total sts.
Pm and join for working in the rnd. Work 33 (37, 41, 44, 48, 50) rnds in k1, p1 rib.
INC RND 1: Work to first marker, *[k1, p1, RLI, p1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once—268 (298, 324, 350, 376, 406) sts.
NEXT RND: Work to first marker, [k1, p1, k2, p1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once.
Work 12 (16, 20, 23, 27, 29) rnds even.
INC RND 2: Work to first marker, *[k1, p1, k1, M1P, k1] 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) times, [k1, p1] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1) time, sl marker, work to next marker; rep from * once— 294 (328, 358, 386, 416, 450) sts.
NEXT RND: Work in seed st, inc 1 st at end of rnd—295 (329, 359, 387, 417, 451) sts.
Work 22 (22, 22, 26, 26, 26) rnds even. Bind off in patt.

Seam sleeves. Weave in ends.

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k2tog = knit 2 together Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p2tog = purl 2 together Pm = place marker
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch ssk = slip, slip, knit

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 26 reviews)
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Textured Circle Shrug Reviewed by Teresa Gunn on 2014-09-23 ****
I made this in a periwinkle blue and it is gorgeous and I love it! It gets lots of compliments. The pattern was mostly clear, but I did have to guess in 1 or 2 spots (which is why I rated this pattern a 4 instead of 5) --but my guesses seem to have turned out right, so I guess you just need to use common sense. I found the pattern in the sleeve made it hard to figure out if I was ending them at the same point (in the pattern), and in the end I didn't but I am the only person who notices! As at least one other reviewer noted, you need to be prepared to have a LOT of stitches and weight on your needles and to knit for what seems a long time to get around to your row marker, once you get to the bottom/neck/front-sides. Knitting evenings, I think this took me 3-4 weeks to finish.

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