Monday, October 22, 2012

It's a Cowl...No, It's a Shrug!

This two-fer from Lion Brand Yarn will update your fall wardrobe in sooo many ways!

One Size

Finished Width

About 12 in. (30.5 cm)

Finished Circumference

About 63 in. (160 cm)

• 825-200 Lion Brand AmazingTM Yarn: Aurora 4 Balls

• Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]

• Large-Eye Blunt Needles

• Additional Materials 5 Dritz sew-on snaps, size 30 mm

Large-eyed needle that will fit through holes on snaps

GAUGE20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the

size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you

fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if

more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

1. Piece is worked as a rectangle.

2. Snaps are sewn to the rectangle, then the ends are seamed.

3. The shape and the snaps provide multiple wearing options! Leave the piece unsnapped for a lush

circular cowl. Snap a few of the snaps for a close fitting cowl. Snapping all of the snaps will create

armholes. Slip your arms through to make a shrug!

COWL/SHRUGCast on 61 sts.
Row 1:

K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2:

P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 63 in. (160 cm) from beginning.

Bind off.


Sew Snaps

We sewed the snaps in place with straight stitches and a strand of yarn.

Unsnap each snap into 2 pieces. You will sew all 5 of the same piece to one section of the piece, and all 5 of the remaining pieces to a second section of the piece.

The piece is reversible, but for purposes of sewing the snaps in place, designate one side as the right side, the other as the wrong side.

Following diagram for placement, sew 5 matching snap pieces to the right side of the piece. Still following the diagram for placement, sew the remaining 5 snap pieces to the wrong side of the piece.

Sew ends together to form a tube.

Weave in ends.

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