Embrace

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

Knit Embrace, a cleverly constructed fanciful shrug with extra long ties that will cover your shoulders and dress up your wardrobe.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small.  Changes for sizes Medium/Large and 1X/2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 36(44-52)”

Length – 15(17-19)”

Note:  Since this shrug is a wrap, bust measurement given is the bust measurement that the sweater will fit, not the actual measurement of sweater.  Depending on how sweater is wrapped, each size will fit multiple sizes.


Materials

5(7-9) Hanks Berroco Seduce (40 grs), #4460 Kitten Gray

Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Note: Both st and row gauge are extremely important for proper fit of your garment.


Back

With straight needles, cast on 63(83-103) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 65(85-105) sts.  Rep this inc every 1(1¼-1½)” 4 times more – 73(93-113) sts.  Work even until piece measures 5(6-7)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row.  Rep Inc Row every 4th row 9(2-0) times, every 6th row 2(9-6) times then every 8th row 0(0-5) times – 95(115-135) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 7(9-11)” above markers, end on WS.  Rep Inc Row on next row, then every RS row 13 times more – 123(143-163) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(19-22)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off 5(7-9) sts at beg of the next 10 rows.  Bind off remaining 73 sts.


Left Front

Tie:  With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.  Keeping 2 sts each side in Garter St and remaining sts in St st, work even until piece measures 35” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of front.

Front: Inc Row (RS):  K to last 4 sts, M1k, k4 – 19 sts.  Continuing to keep 2 sts at each side in Garter St and remaining sts in St st, rep Inc Row every RS row 15(38-61) times more, then every 4th row 22(14-6) times – 56(71-86) sts.  Work even until piece measures 19(21-23)” above markers, end on WS.

Pleating Row (RS): K30(45-55), sl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, (k first st on cn and first st on LH needle tog) 3 times; sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, (k first st on LH needle and first st on cn tog) 3 times, k to end – 50(65-80) sts.

Next Row (WS):  Bind off 20(30-40) sts, p to end – 30(35-40) sts.  Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next WS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following WS row.  Bind off remaining 25(30-35) sts.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work incs 4 sts in from beg of RS rows.  Work pleating 14(14-19) sts in from beg of RS row.  Work bind-offs at beg of RS rows.


Finishing

Following schematic, match edges A, B, C and D on back with corresponding edges on front and sew these edges tog.