This simple raglan shrug is knitted in one piece, seamlessly from the neck down. The ribbed border is picked up and knitted all around.
It is a perfect layering piece for dresses and slim fitted tops, that does not look bulky at all, while still keeping the chill off!
And thanks to the big size of the wool and needles it is very quick to knit (you can easily finish it in one day).
The PDF provides detailed instructions for a long-sleeved version and a ¾ sleeve version.
This pattern has been completely rewritten, tech-edited and tested. The new and updated PDF is available for purchase starting January 2014.
Sizing (body size)
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm)
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm)
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm)
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm)
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm)
(Shown in Size Small with 1½ in./ 3cm negative ease at bust)
Sizing is close-fitting with skinny sleeves.
Rowan Big Wool (Blue bolero with ¾ sleeves):
3(3,3,3,4,4,4,4) skeins MC (dark blue colourway 007)
or approximately 214(231,260,277,305,326,338,354) yards or 196(211,238,253,279,298,309,324) meters.
Lana Grossa Lei (Grey bolero with long sleeves):
6(6,6,8,8,8,8,8) skeins MC (grey colourway 012)
or approximately 223(241,271,288,318,339,352,370) yards or 204(220,248,263,291,310,322,338) meters.
Rowan Drift (Contrast-colour for both sleeve-versions):
1 skein CC (light blue colourway 904) or (green colourway 905) approximately 49(52,59,63,70,74,78,81) yards or 45(48,54,58,64,68,71,74) meters.
…or any other super bulky weight yarn (at 87 yards or 80m/100gr ) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
12mm/US 17, 10mm/US 15 and 9mm/US 13 circular needles
(at least 80 cm/31” long).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn. Optional: hook & eye closure.
Beginner to intermediate