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SOFIA SHRUG

This shrug is constructed in three pieces. After the sleeves are assembled to the body, ribbing is applied all around the edges.


YARN

 

Women’s size:

XS

S

M

L

XL

 

To fit around bust  

32

34

36

38

40

Inches

Fable Handknit, Pure Baby Alpaca

3

4

4

5

6

x 50g

 

 
 

NEEDLES
3.5 mm straight needles
4 mm straight needles
4 mm circular needles


TENSION
22 sts / 30 rows= 4” or 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles.
TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


SNITCH PATTERN
Stockinette stitch: knit 1 row, purl 1 row.
1 x 1 Rib: knit, purl, repeat.

 

BODY
With 4 mm straight needles, cast on 82(88:94:100:104) Sts. Work in Stockinette stitch. Work 1 row. Dec 1 st on each side of every row, 4(6:6:4:0) times. Dec 1 st on each side of every 2nd row, 26(27:29:32:36) times until piece measures 7.5(8:8.5:9:9.5) inches, 56(60:64:68:72) rows. On WS, bind off remaining 22(22:24:28:32) sts.


SLEEVES
With 3.5 mm straight needles, cast on 52(56:58:60:66) sts. Leave a tail of approx. 40” for seaming. Work in 1x1 rib, end each row in knit, for 18 rows. Switch to 4 mm straight needles. Begin work in Stockinette st.
Inc 1 st on each side on every 6th row, 11(10:10:11:12) times until there are 74(76:78:82:90) sts. Work more 5 rows.


Sleeve shaping
On WS. dec 1 st on each side. Next row, dec 1 st on each side of every 2nd row, 15(15:15:14:13) times, until there are 42(44:46:52:62). Dec 1 st on each side of every 4th row, 2(3:4:5:6) times, until there are 38(38:38:42:50) sts. Work 19(19:19:21:25) sts, place marker. *Dec 1 at the beginning of the row, k2tog on each side of marker, dec 1 st at the end of the row. Purl next row. *Repeat 8(8:8:9:11) times until 6 sts remain. K2tog (3 sts remain). K3tog. Bind off the last stitch. Leave a 20" tail for seaming. Make a second sleeve.
 

FINISHING
Block all pieces to measurements. Sew sleeve seams using mattress stitch and sew one side of each sleeve head to body using backstitch.

Ribbing
Use 4 mm circular needles to evenly pick up sts starting from body hem, all around sleeve head and back neck. Make sure there is an even number of stitches. Join, and work in 1 x 1 rib stitch for 5 rows. Bind off in rib. Weave in all loose ends.

 

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