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Simple Shrug: Hand Knit (archived)

Knitting
July 2006
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 - 600 yards (411 - 549 m)
S/M, L/XL
This pattern is available for free.

Archived pdf:
http://web.archive.org/web/20101121142859/http://caron.co...

SIZES: S/M (L/XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Center Back Width 26 (28-1/2)”
Length 60 (66)”, excluding Cuffs

MATERIALS

Caron International’s Simply Soft Shadows (discontinued)
(100% acrylic; 3 oz/85g, approx 150 yds/137m):
3 (4) balls #0007 Mardi Grey

Ed note: You may need 6-7 balls to complete this project 900 - 1050 yards (823 - 960 m) as given in the Machine Knit version by Bond America.

one pair each sizes US 6 and 8 (4 and 5mm) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
one size US 6 (4mm) circular needle, 29” or 36 long
tapestry needle (tn)

STITCHES USED
Stockinette st (St st)
2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2 - cuffs; multiple of 4 sts - edging)

Shrug is worked straight (back and forth), from Cuff to Cuff; Rib Edging is picked up and worked circular in 2 x 2 rib after assembly.

Also available in Machine Knit version