Amy

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Shawls/Wraps
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

In stockinette stitch with a lacy border, the body of our voluminous long-sleeved Amy shrug is knit all in one piece with back edging sewn on.

Shown in size X-Small/Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small.  Changes for size Medium/Large are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Width – 29(31)”

Length – 19(19 1/2)”


Materials

6(7) Balls Berroco Comfort (100 grs), #9713 Dusk

29” Length circular knitting needle, size 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Straight knitting needles, size 7


Gauge

18 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

18 sts – 4”; 27 rows = 4” over Pattern Band

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

This shrug is made in one piece.  There is no opening for neck – you slip your arms into the sleeves with the entire piece behind your back. 


Shrug

Front Pattern Band:  With circular needle, cast on 161(167) sts.  DO NOT join.

Row 1 (WS):  Knit.

Row 2:  K1, * yo, SSK, rep from * across.

Rows 3 and 4:  Knit.

Row 5:  * P2 tog, yo, rep from * across, end p1.

Rows 6 and 7:  Purl.

Row 8:  K4, * yo, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k3, rep from * across, end k4 instead of k3.

Row 9:  Purl.

Row 10:  K1, * yo, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k3, rep from * across, end k1 instead of k3.

Row 11:  Purl.

Rep rows 8 – 11 three times more, then rep Rows 8 – 10, end on RS.

Rows 27 and 28:  Knit.

Row 29:  Rep Row 5.

Rows 30 and 31:  Purl.

Row 32:  Rep Row 2.

Rows 33 and 34:  Knit.

Row 35:  Rep Row 5.

Rows 36 and 37:  Purl.

Rep Rows 8 – 11 three times, end on WS.  Purl 2 rows.  Work in St st, dec 1 st each side every RS row 9(10) times, then EVERY row 6(4) times – 131(139) sts.  Mark beg and end of last row.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 11 1/2(12)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Sleeves:  Inc 1 st each side EVERY row 5 times – 141(149) sts.  Cast on 18(10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 18(11) sts at beg of the next 4(8) rows – 249(257) sts.  Work even until sleeves measure 5” above last group of cast-on sts, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for fold line.  Work even until sleeves measure 5” above markers, end on WS.  Bind off 18(11) sts at beg of the next 4(8) rows, then 18(10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 141(149) sts.  Dec 1 st each side EVERY row 5 times – 131(139) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures the same distance from fold-line marker as from fold-line markers to first markers, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row.  Inc 1 st each side EVERY row 6(4) times, then every RS row 9(10) times – 161(167) sts.  Work even until piece measures 11 1/2(12)” above fold line markers, end on WS.  Bind off.

Back Pattern Band:  With circular needle, cast on 161(167) sts.  Work Rows 1 – 37 same as for Front Pattern Band.  Rep Rows 8 – 11 three times, end on WS.  Purl 2 rows.  Bind off.


Finishing

Cuffs:  With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k49(53) sts along edge of sleeve.

Row 1 (WS):  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until cuff measures 1”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew bound-off edge of Back Pattern Band to bound-off edge of shrug.  Fold shrug in half at fold-line markers and sew side and sleeve seams.