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Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit ...

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Whirligig Shrug

from Stefanie Japel Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Whirligig Shrug
Whirligig Shrug
Whirligig Shrug
Whirligig Shrug
Whirligig Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Cables
  • Picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

This ruffled shrug is a great garment for babies and little girls. (I've even had requests to size this up for moms, too!) I knit one for each of my daughters, and find that it's a great way to make their outfits look cohesive, without being overly matchy-matchy for outings and photos. The best thing about this shrug...they can't figure out how to take it off, so it stays ON!

The BABY size range of the pattern was originally published in Interweave Knits Weekend, September 2009. Instructions for the BABY sizes have been slightly modified in this version of the pattern.

This pattern has also been resized up to a 14.25? cross-back measurement. Five new CHLD sizes have been added. Instructions for CHILD sizes follow the instructions for BABY sizes, and begin on page 4.


22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby: Finished Sizes 8 (91/2, 10, 11)" wide across back, to fit sizes 3 (6, 12?18, 24) months. Shrug shown measures 91/2".
  • Child: Finished sizes 11.25 (12.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15)? wide across back, to fit sizes 4(6, 8, 10, 12)


  • Yarn: Garments are pictured in Lorna?s Laces Green Line DK color Periwinkle
  • BABY: 175(200, 225, 250) yards DK weight yarn
  • CHILD: 250(300, 350, 400, 450) yards DK weight yarn
  • Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holder or length of waste yarn
  • Darning or tapestry needle

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