DK Entrechat by Lisa Chemery

DK Entrechat

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 325 yards (137 - 297 m)
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
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This is the DK weight version of my worsted-weight Entrechat shrug pattern.
A fingering weight version is also available here.
A matching DK-weight bonnet is available here.

Adorable seamless shrug that knits up in no time and uses very little yarn… Features a fun and easy textured pattern.
Both the heartwarmer style and the textured stitch made me think of the “entrechat,” a ballet jump where the legs cross each other mid-air in a flutter.

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CONSTRUCTION:
This shrug is knit from the back neck and shoulders to the underarms. The raglan cap sleeves are then bound off and the back stitches are worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglan (diagonal edge) to form the back and fronts of the body in one piece.

SKILLS REQUIRED: casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over, binding off.

SIZES:
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
To fit chest sizes 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm.
Garment cross-back (from centers of underarms): 8.75 (9.5, 10.5, 11 // 11.25, 12.25, 12.75, 14.5) inches or 22 (24, 26.5, 28 // 28.5, 31, 32.5, 37) cm.

For the best fit, I recommend going by the child’s actual cross-back measurement rather than the age guideline when selecting the size.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:
Approximately 150 (175, 200, 225 // 250, 275, 300, 325) yds or 137 (160, 183, 206 // 229, 251, 274, 297) meters of DK weight yarn.

NEEDLES:
US 6 or 4mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
Note: garment is not knit in the round. Circular needles are needed because they hold all the stitches easily and because of their flexibility.

NOTIONS:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • one ¾ inch or 2cm diameter button

GAUGE:
22 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch.