by Megan B Wright
A Jane-of-all-trades, this shrug will be there for you, no matter what you need her to be. A little something to keep you warm after yoga class, Jane’s got your back. A quick change from a day at the office to a PTA meeting, Jane’s got you covered. Can’t keep the blanket over your arms while you’re knitting on a cold winter’s evening, Jane is there for you. Three days ‘til Christmas and you still need a gift for your big sister, Jane knits up quick, she’s your gal.
Photo credit [Sarah Bell, photographer]
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in L)
Approximate length from cuff to cuff: 47[49,49,50,50,51,52]
Approximate width including edging: 13.25[13.5,13.5,14,14,14.5,14.5]
[MC] Cascade 128 [100% wool; 128 yd/117 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural (hand dyed with Cool-aid); 2 [2, 2, 2, 3,3,3] skeins
[CC] Cascade 128 [f100% wool; 128 yd/117 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural (hand dyed with Cool-aid); 1 [1, 1, 1,2,2,2] skeins
notions required: darning needle
14 sts/18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
row one- *k1, p1* repeat to end of row
row two- *p1, k1* repeat to end of row
knit every row
stst- knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side
Sleeves and Back
Using CC, CO 38[39,39,40,40,41,41]
Work in 1x1 ribbing for 4[4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5,5] inches (or desired length) ending with a right side row.
Work in garter stitch for 5 rows.
Break off MC, join in CC, work in garter stitch for 6 rows.
Work in 1x1 ribbing for 4[4,4.5,4.5,4.5,5,5] inches (or to match other cuff.)
BO all stitches.
To be done after seaming.
With CC, pick up and knit three stitches for every four rows evenly around body opening.
First round: purl all stitches.
Second round: knit all stitches.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2, once more.
Repeat round 1 once more.
Using a mattress stitch, start at one cuff and seam about 15[15.5,15.5,16,16,16.5,16.5] inches, or desired length. Repeat starting from the opposite cuff.
Add collar edging.
Weave in all ends.