Annmarie, an easy shrug knit in a wave stitch pattern, features several shades of Ultra® Alpaca.
Shown in size X-Small/Small
Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small. Changes for size Medium/Large are in parentheses.
Bust (closed) – 30(34)”
Length – 13 1/2” (Including bottom band)
Note: Even though the actual bust measurement given seems small, due to the dolman sleeves and the open front the fit of this garment is very forgiving.
2(3) Hanks each Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs), #6286 Verdigris Mix (A), #6283 Lavender Mix (B) and #6280 Mahogany Mix (C)
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 and 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
24 sts = 4”; 20 rows = 4” in Pat St on size 8 needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
This garment is knit sideways in one piece from left cuff to right cuff. The lower band is added during finishing.
Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 18 sts)
Row 1 (RS): * (K2 tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2 tog) 3 times, rep from * across.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep these 2 rows for Pat St.
Working in Pat St, work 8 rows A, 8 rows B, then 8 rows C. Rep from * for Stripe Sequence.
Left Sleeve: With larger needles, using C, cast on 144 sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to A. Work even in Pat St, following Stripe Sequence until sleeve measures 10 1/2” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row. Work even until sleeve measures approximately 16” from beg, end on RS with Row 7 of any color.
Shape Neck: Next Row (WS): Bind off 72 sts, work to end – 72 sts. Work even in pat as established, still following Stripe Sequence, until piece measures approximately 4(6)” above bound-off sts, end on RS with Row 7 of any color.
Right Sleeve: Next Row (WS): Cast on 72 sts, work to end – 144 sts. Work even in pat as established, still following Stripe Sequence, until sleeve measures 5 1/2” above cast-on sts, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row. Work even until sleeve measures approximately 10” above markers, end on WS with Row 8 of any color. Change to next color and knit 4 rows. Bind off.
Fold shrug in half and sew side and sleeve seams, matching markers.
Left Neck/Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller needles and next color in left front Stripe Sequence, beg at center back neck, pick up and k48 sts long back neck and left front edges. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise.
Right Neck/Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller needles and color preceding right front Stripe Sequence, beg at lower right front edge, pick up and k48 sts along right front and neck edges. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise. Sew bands tog at center back neck.
Waistband/Ties: With smaller needles, using C, cast on 10 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, (p2, k2) twice.
Row 2: P2, (k2, p2) twice. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 50(54)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Sew one edge of band to lower edge of shrug leaving approximately 10(11)” free at each end for ties.