Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm Back to My Knitting!

I did bring a little knitting project with me to the Sales Conference...ask me how many rows I knitted...go ahead ask....OK...ONE bad. So many many late

Here is a pattern for a Shrug made with Recycled Silk!

300 yds (2 Skeins) Recycled Silk
300 yds of Springy Capelli (or Kid Mohair)
Bumble Bee 100 yds
Cotton Ribbon 75 yds
Lurex Ribbon 75 yds

Instructions are for size Small/Medium (Medium/Large)
US #10.5 or 11 Needles - to give correctgauge
U.S. needle size 13 (9 mm) * for collar
K crochet hook (optional)

Gauge: 11 sts = 4" ~ 13 rows = 4"Stockinette Stitch
St st = stockinette stitch.
RS rows knit,
WS rows purl.
*Row 1 (RS) knit Row 2 (WS) purl
Note: Use two strands of yarn throughout 1 strand of Springy Capelli and 1 strand of Recycled Silk or Novelty Yarn. Alternate Recycled Silk and Novelty Yarn (Bumble Bee and Ribbons) every 4 to 5 rows
Note: Shrug is worked from cuff to cuff. It consists of two rectangular pieces, stiched together
at neck band: no shaping required.

Body: CO 26(29) sts. Beginning with a RS row, k 2 rows, then continue in St st until work
measures 58(61)in from beginning (CO row), ending with a RS row. K 2 rows, BO.
Seaming: Fold the piece in half lengthwise and seam the side edges together starting at the
cuff and seaming for 20(21)in or desired sleeve length. Repeat at the other end to form the
second sleeve.
Note: There will be about 20(21)in of shrug left open in the middle between the two
sleeves. This opening will accommodate the collar.
Collar: With larger needles CO 12 (16) sts. Working in Garter st (knit every row) work for 130
(136) rows 65 (68) ridges). Piece should measure 50(52)in. BO. Being careful not to twist,
sew BO edge to CO edge, forming a ring.

Finishing: Collar may be joined to body either by sewing with a tapestry needle or crocheted
together as follows. Place seam in collar at center of raw edge opening on shrug (what will be
center lower back, right sides together.Ease the side edge of ring evenly around the opening
between the two sleeves. Opening is approximately 40(42)in, ring is approximately 50(52)in
so there is enough ease to make the collar flare and fit properly. Seam using your preferred
method. When you wear this shrug place seam in garter st. ring down center back so the
collar has no seam showing when it is rolled back.

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