Knit along with me as I cast on, work sleeve increases, and show you how to pick up stitches, bind off in ribbing, and invisibly weave in ends. This workshop includes the full pattern for a top-down, seamless versatile shrug that is flattering on a wide range of figures. You’ll also get step-by-step photographs, printable instructions and access to discussions, tips, questions and more!
As the temperatures change, you may find yourself wishing for a little something on your shoulders to keep out the chill, but not ready for a whole sweater. This little shrug is the answer. Knit using just one skein (larger sizes may need a bit more) of Cascade 220 yarn, it’s a great weekend project. Start this on Friday night and wear it to work or school on Monday!
The project is shown knit in Cascade 220 and US8 (5mm) needles for a very clean, sophisticated look. Make it once with the materials suggested, and you’ll have the confidence to create different looks by switching up the yarn, needles, and making changes to sleeve length and width of the ribbing. Make several and keep one in your bag to throw on at a moment’s notice
Sized to fit: Shoulder-to-shoulder measurement: 13 – 19 inches (32.5 - 47 .5 cm).
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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 in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition. A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. Her work has appeared in books and publications including Big Girl Knits, Stitch N Bitch Nation, KnitGrrl, Knit Wit, Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting. She has designed patterns for Stitch Diva Studios, Southwest Trading Co., JCA Reynolds, Artful Yarns, Tilli Tomas and Mission Falls. Stefanie's teaching is marked by her infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for detail. Visit her blog for more information: www.stefaniejapel.com.
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