Wednesday, May 28, 2008


This is an I'm not trying to shine I just can't help myself type of shrug. For those times when you want to wrap yourself up in simple elegance. Made to be very baggy and blouson.

One Size

Finished Measurements:
Across back (Not including sleeves): 49"
Length: 29"

Berrroco Boho [48% Nylon, 25% Cotton 27% Rayon; Thin ribbon; 98 yds/90m per 50g]
Color: Pastures of Plenty; 3 balls

Cascade Sierra [80% Pima Cotton, 20% Wool; Worsted; 191 yds/175m per 100g]
Color: #08 Green; 3 skeins

Tahki Yarns Dream [80% Wool, 20% Nylon; Fingering; 262 yds/240m per 50g]
Colors: Pale Lime; 1 ball; Light Olive; 1/4 ball (optional)

Size: US 11/8.0 mm

13 sts/24 rows = 4 inches worked in 2 x 2 rib (updated 9/9/08)

2 x 2 rib (k2, p2 to the end) No edge stitches needed

- CO 160 sts. Do not join but work flat
[RS] Even row: k2, p2 till end
[WS] Odd Rows: p2, k2 till end

Repeat this for 20 rows

(For short sleeves) CO 10 sts
(For long sleeves) CO 20 or 30 sts (depending on how long you want them). I cast on 30 and then folded them under in the picture.

Turn work and knit in 2x2 rib back to the other edge. CO the same amount of stitches as the previous sleeve and work 2x2 rib back and continue.

Work flat over all stitches for 38 rows. If you have larger arm circumference (mine are 14") then add on additional rows remembering that 3 rows equals 2 inches.

Row 39: BO all sleeve stitches. Work across to the end.
Row 40: BO all sleeve stitches. Work across to the end.

Resume working back and forth in 2x2 rib for 20 rows. Total of 60 rows.

Leaving stitches on the needle and using the same yarn from the other end of the ball or another ball. Fold the piece in half (inside out) matching all edges. Sew the bottom edges of the shrug on both sides. You should have two seams that start at the base of the sweater side and end at each sleeve opening. I didn't use edge stitches but feel free to incorporate them for seaming.

Row 61: Returning to the stitches on your needle. Pick up and knit another 160 stitches on the back side of the shrug (320 sts).

Switch yarns holding together 1 strand of Boho with 1 strand of Dream. Knit in 2 x 2 rib in the round for 4 rows.

Row 65: Work in rib for 6 sts, yo, k2tog* repeat to end
Row 66-70: Work in rib
Row 71: Work in rib for 6 sts, yo, k2tog* repeat to end
Row 72 - 90 work in rib

Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.

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I hope you enjoy making this shrug. If you do, please comment and leave a link to your finished project. I'll post them here. Forgive me in advance if there are any errors in the pattern. Any questions? Email me at kamikak at msn dot com.

This pattern is to be used only for personal use. Please do not sell the pattern or objects made from it. I retain all ownership and rights to publication and copyright.



k_purls2 said...

Very nice! love the striping, it sets if off nicely.

Virtuous said...

I agree @ stripes!

Great design and it is so casual chic! Looks good on you!

Thanks for sharing!

Pajnstl said...

the striping really sets the whole thing off!

NikkiJ said...

Very awesome. You look so sophisticated, LOL. I haven't used that word in a long time.

WeeBit Wonky said...

Gorgeous! Thank you! Ya know how you have comfort foods??? well I think this is going to be a comfort KNIT for me.

Leslie said...

Just found this via ravelry and I LOVE it. Gorgeous, great job!

Zuleika said...

Hi there, just blog hopping.
That shrug is beautiful! I love it!! I wish I knitted more because I would surely put it on my to-do list.

KimT said...


nywele said...

gorgeous! I also knit and crochet and slowly getting back to it :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing a wonderful pattern. I am going to give this a try.

Rachel said...

Very pretty. I'm looking into making a shrug type thing for myself for the remaining half of my pregnancy and for winter breastfeeding (I'm due in December). This shrug is lovely! I've looked at it before, but now I am so tempted to cast on.... Need to go through the stash and see what yarns I have that I think would work.