Monday, October 17, 2011

Pullover Cowl Neck Shrug

A new take on a shrug...a pullover cowl neck makes this shrug unique and interesting. This Tahki Yarns pattern is easy and quick. Dress up a tunic length t-shirt and add a pair of straight leg jeans or jeggings!

SIZES Small (Medium, Large, XL)
7 (7, 8, 8) skeins Tahki Yarns RIO, 50% alpaca, 35% merino wool, 15%
silk (1.75oz/50g; 87yds/80m) in color #02 driftwood
One pair size 8 (5mm) knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Yarn needle

Bust 40 (44, 48, 54)”/101.5 (112, 122, 137) cm
Length 9½ (10, 12, 13)”/24 (25.5,30.5, 33) cm

14 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in

K1-f/b Knit 1 front and back (inc) – Knit next st, then knit it tbl.
K2tog Knit 2 together (dec) – Knit 2 sts tog through the front loops.
Ssk Slip, slip, knit (dec) – Slip 2 sts, one at a time KNITWISE to right-hand needle, return the sts to left-hand needle in the turned position and knit them together through the back loops.

Garter stitch (Garter st) Knit every row.
Stockinette Stitch (St st) Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Cast on 70 (78, 86, 94) sts.
Work in garter st for 2 (2, 3, 3)”, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan
Decrease Row (RS) K3, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, k2tog, k3.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in St st, repeat Decease Row every other row 27 (30, 34, 37) more times – 14 (16, 16, 18) sts.
Bind off.

Work as for BACK until piece measures 7½ (8, 10,
11)”, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Mark center 6 (8, 8, 10) sts for Neck.
Work to marked center sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off center 6 (8, 8, 10) sts, work to end of row.
Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn and continuing to work Raglan decreases as established, dec 1 st from each neck edge every other row 4 times.
Continue to work Raglan decreases as established.
Fasten off.

Cast on 40 (44, 48, 50) sts.
Work in garter st, dec 1 st each side every 4th row 14 (15, 17, 18) times – 12 (14, 14, 14) sts.
Bind off.
Block pieces to measurements. Sew Raglan seams.
Sew side seams.

Cast on 40 sts.
Row 1 (RS) Working in garter st, k2tog, knit to last st,
k1-f/b in last st – 40 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 37 (38, 39,
40)” from beg.
Bind off.
Sew cast-on and bind-off edges of COLLAR together.
Sew edge of COLLAR around Neck, placing seam at center of BACK Neck.
Weave in ends.

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