By Melissa Mall
Model: Melissa Mall
Are you ready for spring? I know I am! There’s just one problem…it’s still cold outside. Fortunately, I can wear my short-sleeved springy shirts early with a shrug that’s much warmer than it looks!
The body of the shrug is made in all slip stitches (so it’s not TOO warm) with bulky yarn that works up quickly in to a knitting-like fabric that you’ll just love.
Size: S/M (L/XL, 2X)
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick [80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 106yds/97m per 6oz/170g skein]; color: Lemongrass; 3 skeins
- P (11.5mm) hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: 9 sts/10 rows = 4″ in sl st patt.
iF (inverse front loop slip stitch) – Hold yarn in front, insert hook from back to front in front loop only. Yarn over, pull up loop, pull loop through loop on hook.
Row 1: Ch 66 (70, 74); turn. Sl st in each st across; turn.
Row 2: Working in BLO, sl st in each st across; turn.
Row 3: iF in each st across; turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 alternately until length from start equals 13 (15, 17) inches or desired arm circumference (positive ease recommended). Finish off.
Fold shrug in half (so that it is long and thin) and sew up sleeves at ends approx 4″ or amount desired so that it fits when tried on.
Sleeves: Join at underarm seam (at the end of the sleeve) and sl st evenly around edge. Be sure to make an even number of sl sts.
Rnds 1-4: Sl st in BLO around.
Rnd 5: *Ch 3, sk 1, sl st 1. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 6: *Ch 3, sl st in ch-loop from previous row. Repeat from * around. Finish off.
Finishing: Weave in all ends.
About the Designer Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons and a new baby girl! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.