Monday, June 17, 2013

Show and Tell: Easy Shrug

Jenn Weidner of J. Rae Fashion made this cute shrug piece out of handspun yarn.

This shrug is an easy project that beginners can make in a weekend!

The piece is a knit rectangle with simple seaming that creates big sleeves perfect for layering over a cute tank, cotton shirts, or thin sweaters!

I used the following yarns:
Moda•Dea - Curious (Ivory-9116) and Aerie (9116)
Berroco - Bonsai (4103)
Knit One Crochet Too - Ruby (892)
Size 13 Circular Needles to accommodate the number of stitches (this piece is knit back and forth, not in the round)

Approx Width 44", Length 24"

Cast on 84 stitches (88 for a large/XL).

Work St Stitch for 10 inches and place marker. It is a good idea to place a marker on both sides.

Continue to work until piece is 30 inches (36 for L/XL). Again place marker on both sides.

Work another 10 inches and bind off.

To finish, fold piece in half (lengthwise), match up markers. Sew the side seams from the edge to the markers. This will leave an opening in the center creating a shrug.

Have fun using unique yarns! Also, the sleeves are easily lengthened by knitting 12, 14, or even 18 inch sleeves.

Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

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