Lion Brand® Heartland Basic Shrug

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Heartland Basic Shrug

Don't let the name fool you: the Lion Brand® Heartland Basic Shrug will make your outfit anything but basic.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 15-1/2 sc + 22 rows (about 4 inch or 10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a shrug that is 38 inch x 39 inch (96-1/2 cm x 99 cm) before folding and seaming. Remember 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 less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch (10 cm) square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Download the full template for the pattern for this project.
  • 2
    Stitch Explanation: Pattern Stitch K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
  • 3
    Notes: A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
  • 4
    Shrug Cast on 148 sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2 inch (5 cm) from beg. Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 37 inch (94 cm) from beg. Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures 39 inch (99 cm) from beg. Bind off.
  • 5
    Finishing Fold piece in half, bringing cast-on and bound-off edges together, to measure 38 inch x 19-1/2 inch (96-1/2 cm x 49-1/2 cm). Place markers on each of the 19-1/2 inch (49-1/2 cm) sides, 7 inch (18 cm) below fold for armholes. Seam each side from marker down to lower edge. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Heartland Yarn Olympic 104769675 (3)
  • Circular Needles 29 inch Size 10/6.0 mm
  • Lion Brand® Split Ring Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand® Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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