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Criss-Cross Shrug

Knitting
January 2006
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in Garter stitch (knit every row)
US 13 - 9.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
1295 yards (1184 m)
S/M (L/XL)
This pattern is available for free.

Easy to knit and a delight to wear, the new knitted criss-cross shrug is versatile, hip and flattering too! This simple and stylish shrug is a long rectangle, with a seamed ‘sleeve’ at each end. It can be wrapped and draped in several different ways. Optional fringe on the sleeves gives a splash of color. (LionBrand.com)

Lion Brand Pattern #: 50735

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

SIZE: Small, Large
S/M (L/XL)
Size before finishing:
12 W x 75 (80) inches L
30.5 W x 190.5 (203) L cm

#790 Homespun
(A) 4 balls
(B C D) 1 ball each (for fringe)
4 colors, 7 balls total

Knitting Needles - Size 13 (9 mm)
Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) for attaching fringe

Shrug is worked with 2 strands of color A held together throughout. Remaining yarn is used for fringe.

Photos illustrate different ways to wear the shrug.

Because of the texture of Homespun, the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or Fray CheckTM by Dritz®.

See 60040 Candy Apple Shrug for the crochet version.