The Jeanne Shrug - Free Knitting Pattern

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Hey guy's! Today I'm going to be sharing a different pattern for a different skill, one most people can find pretty intimidating. Knitting...GASP! I promise you all this shrug is SO EASY you'll be kicking yourself questioning why you were ever so scared to knit a garment before. 

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I do have to admit, this pattern took me way to long to finish. Now, that wasn't because it was hard or too much work. It's do to the fact I always end up with 10 WIPS (work in progress's) at once. As soon as I finished it, I was in LOVE. All I could think was I couldn't believe I drug this one for so long, because the outcome was exactly how I wanted it. 

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You only need to know a few basic knit stitches to make this cozy shrug: Casting On (any method you prefer), Knit, purl, yarn over, dropping a stitch, and binding off.

When seaming you are free to use any method you prefer. I've met people who like to use a yarn needle and whip stitch the panels together, others opt for using a crochet hook and slip stitching. I recommend using the shoulder seam and mattress stitch, there are plenty of helpful videos on Youtube!

Ok! Let's get into the pattern! 

 

Notes: 

  • Shrug is worked in 3 separate panels - back panel and two front panels.

  • The cast on number is the width of the shrug, rows are the height. You are easily able to adjust the length by increasing the number of rows for each panel.

  • One size fits most. Finished Piece Measures 42” Wide 23” Long lying flat after steam blocking.

  • Front Panels - 17”W 23”L Long

  • Back Panel - 42” W 23”L

Materials:

US 10.5 (6.5mm) 24” (Or larger) circular knitting needles

Approx. 870 yards medium (4) weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby's Rustic Romantic in Blueberry Bushel)

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Gauge:

 

In Stockinette using a US 10.5 (6.50mm) Needles using Medium (4) yarn

15 Stitches = 4”

22 Rows = 4”

 

Stitches:

 

CO - Cast On

K - Knit

P - Purl

YO - Yarn Over

D - Drop

Pattern:

 

Back Panel:

R1 - CO 160

R2-R3 - Knit

R4 - *K1, YO, Repeat from * across

R5 - *K1, D1, Repeat from * across

R6 - Knit

R7 - Purl

Repeat rows 6 and 7 for a total of 17 rows (ending after a purl row)

R18-R19 - Knit

R20 - Repeat row 4

R21 - Repeat row 5

Repeat rows 6-21 Four (4) more times

Stockinette for 25 more rows.

Bind Off.

 

Front Panels (Make Two):

 

R1 - CO 68

R2-R3 - Knit

R4 - *K1, YO, Repeat from * across

R5 - *K1, D1, Repeat from * across

R6 - Knit

R7 - Purl

Repeat rows 6 and 7 for a total of 17 rows (ending after a purl row)

R18-R19 - Knit

R20 - Repeat row 4

R21 - Repeat row 5

Repeat rows 6-21 Four (4) more times

Stockinette for 25 more rows.

Bind Off.

 

Seaming:

Step 1 - Block all three panels before seaming, feel free to use whatever method you prefer.

Step 2 - Lay bind off end of front panel to bind off end of back panel (making sure edges are aligned) use the shoulder seam to sew panels together to create the shoulders.


Step 3 - Fold piece in half (right side facing out) seam 15” from bottom of shrug up using the mattress seam to create the arm holes. Weave in all ends.

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