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Karen L Bennett on
Fort Collins, Colorado

A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...

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Easy Weekend Shrug

from Hand Knit Artisans
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Easy Weekend Shrug
Easy Weekend Shrug Moss stitch pattern
Easy Weekend Shrug Easy Weekend Shrug
Easy Weekend Shrug Wide collar
Easy Weekend Shrug Back of shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, pick up stitches along a seam

Pattern Description:

This knits up in a jiffy to produce a cozy, thick shrug to keep the winter chills from your shoulders. I did this over the weekend - hence the name - although the actual concept, measuring, guage, trial and errors of designing and write up took much longer! :-)

Looks great with casual jeans over a tank top / cami as shown, but would also look well in a more sophisticated yarn to dress it up a little with a dress. Or how about in a pastel shade with fur effect yarn to make the collar for a wedding?

Make a great gift for teens upwards.

All my sales of this and other pattens here on craftsy will be donated to the Colorado flood victims and in particular to the town of Lyons, my former hometown which was completely devastated and where many of my friends are now homeless and without warm clothes on their backs.


4in / 10cm = 9 sts x 13 rows in moss stitch on US13 / 9mm knitting needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S/32-34"/ 81-86cm, (M/36-38"/ 92-97cm, L/40-42"/102107cm)


  • 450-550 yds bulky yarn (6) depending on size

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair US 11 / 8mm regular knitting needles
  • 1 pair US 13 / 9mm regular knitting needles
  • 1 pair circular needles US 11 / 8mm36"/92cm length
  • 1 yarn darning needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Loops and Threads Cozy Wool