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Simple Shrug: Machine Knit

Machine Knitting
February 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1050 yards (823 - 960 m)
S/M, L/XL
This pattern is available for free.

Originally written for Bond Ultimate Knitting Machine, but will work on any mid-gauge or bulky knitting machine. On a Bond machine, use keyplay 2; on other machines, use whatever tension dial required for gauge listed.

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):
6 (7) balls #0007 Mardi Grey

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)

GAUGE
In Stockinette st, using #2 keyplate, 17 sts and 23 rows = 4”/10 cm.

STITCHES USED

Stockinette st (St st)

2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2 - cuffs; multiple of 4 sts - edging)
Ribbing can be hand knitted and grafted onto finished shrug if desired.

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 Hand Knit version