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Karen L Bennett on craftsy.com
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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Plus size Easy Weekend Shrug

from Hand Knit Artisans
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Plus size Easy Weekend Shrug
Plus size Easy Weekend Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl,
  • increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of same stitch
  • Pick up and knit stitches along a border

Pattern Description:

Here it is at last - plus size version of my popular Easy Weekend Shrug for our buxom beauties!

The fabric is the ever popular moss stitch to add extra warmth and texture and knits up really fast with super bulky wool-blend yarn on large needles, so you'll still have time to make it over a weekend (hence the name) and wear for the coldest winter weather to come. This will keep your shoulders and arms warm while reading, knitting or crocheting.

This version fits from bust size 44" and up and has been adapted to have shaped sleeves to fit proportionately and prevent unwanted bulkiness. This makes a very flattering fit for us buxom girls.

The photo here is of the original skinny size, I'll be posting an updated photo shortly. In the meantime, anyone who makes this, please do upload a photo of your finished project.

If you would like a larger size adding - please let me know.


9st / 13 rows = 4" / 10cm on US13 / 9mm knitting needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished measurements: 46-48", 50-52", 54-56"


  • 1 pair US 11 / 8mm regular knitting needles
  • 1 pair US13 / 9mm reg. knitting needles
  • 1 US11 / 8mm med-long circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Place markers x 10 optional or use odd pieces of yarn
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Super Bulky