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shrug pattern

Sometime ago I promised a translation of this pattern
I tried to be as clear as I could, any questions just ask..

it's a very basic shrug pattern (I added skulls)
the pattern is easy and practically welcomes own alterations.
use your imagination!


arm | back | arm
48-50-52-54 | 40-42-44-46 | 48-50-52-54

the shrug is knitted in once piece
and efterwards the arms are sewn together

sizes: XS-S-M-L
needles: 5,5mm
15 st = 10 cm

the measurements in this pattern is written in cm, not inches,
10 cm is ap. 4 inch
convert cm to inch

Cast on 46(-48-52-56) st. Knit in rib [k1p1] for 10 cm.
Switch to st st. When work measures 48(-50-52-54) cm, place marker at each side.
continue in 3 st in moss stitch, 40(-44-46-48) st st, 3 st moss stitch.
When work measures 88(-92-96-100) cm place new markers at each side and st st all st until work measures 126(-132-138-144) cm. Knit in rib [k1p1] for 10 cm. cast off. sew arms to the markings.

that is the basic pattern, I added rib around the neck and front, after you've sewn the arm together, pick up stitches along side the opening and [k3p3] for as long as you like.

Skull chart
(thank you cyntergomes)

first skull
when work measures approx. 16 cm begin first skull after 18(-19-21-23) st
(read chart from bottom as usual)

second skull
when work measures approx. 113(-119-125-131) cm begin second skull after 18(-19-21-23) st
(read chart from top this time)

EDIT: added credit and fixed the translation


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Mar. 18th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you for posting that! :D
Mar. 19th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
I love, love, LOVE this! It's really awesome.
Mar. 19th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
awesomness :)
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Mar. 19th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
That confused me as well, but I'm guessing that's supposed to be cm, not just m.

Knit 3 m in moss stitch, 40(-44-46-48)m st st, 3 m moss stitch.

I am assuming that this part is supposed to be the back, but this don't match up with the measurements given at the beginning. Is the extra space meant for shoulders (and they should then be left out of arm/back measurements)?
Mar. 19th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
m(maille?)=stitch. that's how i figure it. you cast on 46(-48-52-56) and then Knit 3 m in moss stitch, 40(-44-46-48)m st st, 3 m moss stitch. if m=st, that works at least for 2 of the 4 measurements.

Mar. 19th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Oh, I see. That makes sense as the stockinette would need a border. Thanks!
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Mar. 19th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
I fixed the translation and hopefully it's understandable now
it's worked in one piece and that part goes something line..
..continue in 3 st in moss stitch, 40(-44-46-48) st st, 3 st moss stitch for 88(-92-96-100) cm
Mar. 19th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
sorry I let a translation slit.. m = st
maskor is swwdish for stitches
Mar. 19th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
that's so cute but I'm not really good with making stuff like this (but no harm in trying, right?)
Mar. 19th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Bookmarked! Thank you :) (This is definately one of my future projects)
Mar. 19th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
WOW. That's really cute!
Mar. 19th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
That's a beautiful shrug. Great work!

(PS - I'm the source for that chart...)

Mar. 19th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
oh, thank you :)
Mar. 20th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
it's great, i want to make it !

worsted weight? ... and how much of it?
Mar. 20th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
most yarns work fine, you can use a yarn that requires smaller needles if you want and just add atitches when you cast on..

I'm not sure how much it took, I knitted it sometime ago and I've forgotten.. sorry :(
Mar. 20th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THIS...do you knit it on straigh needles or in the round on circulars for the sleeves????
Mar. 21st, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
straigt needles, then you sew,
I'm sure you can knit it on round needles then switch for the back as well
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Is the hottest thing ive seen today! Its really nice!
May. 30th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
Love the pattern
I love this pattern I plan on making one for myself. I have one question as to how much yarn does it take? How many skeins of black did is take?
Oct. 6th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! this is lovely!
Dec. 27th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
i know this is a super old post...but If I wanted to increase the size of this beauty... how should I go about it?

stitch count to size?
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