Quickest, Coziest Shrug by Janna Maria Vallee

Quickest, Coziest Shrug

Knitting
September 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 15 - 10.0 mm
US 50 - 25.0 mm
15.0 mm (P/Q)
270 - 600 yards (247 - 549 m)
XS-XL
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This shrug is the coziest garment in your closet and is perfect to wear in the fall when the weather is turning cold. It’s a super quick and easy pattern beginning as a simple bolero with no increasing involved, just a change of needle size. Two simple sections of single crochet are then added: one to increase length and add the two front panels, and the other for the collar. I’ve made over a dozen in various sizes and, if made bigger than your measurements, it can work well as an over-sized slouchy sweater too.

The following are techniques employed in this pattern: Stockinette in the round, garter stitch worked flat and single crochet worked flat.

The knit back increases in size due to a switch from smaller 10mm needles to huge 25mm needles. As such, there is no increasing (ie. creating new stitches) involved, making it a great project for beginner knitters and crocheters.

The pattern begins as a knit shrug and then the crocheted front, lower back and collar are added. Button-holes are not intentionally made since the crochet work is loose enough to fit large buttons.

Sizes
XS S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXLn size Medium)

Finished measurements
Chest: 30 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches
Length: 19 21, 24, 25, 26.5, 28, 31 inches

Materials
MC Malabrigo Rasta merino wool; 90yd/82m per 150g skein; color: Natural; 270yds 360, 400, 525, 540, 600, 600 skeins