Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Shrugs and Kisses









This little flirty top is a part of summer knits collection, “La Isla Bonita”, and as other pieces in the collection, it is knit with fingering weight/4-ply yarn to a DK gauge and requires just 1-2 balls of yarn.

My daughter is really into “tiny little shrugs” as she calls them. They are so easy to wear and she loves to wear them on top of her dresses to make them look “fancy” or on top of her T-shirt to make the outfit look “cool”.

Originally this shrug was published with Classic Elite Yarns as “Nala”, but now that copyright has reverted back to me, I am republishing this design with some slight improvements and additional sizes.

The design has slightly unusual construction, unique silhouette, and is easy to make for a beginner knitter while still challenging enough for a seasoned one.

We love this shrug to pieces!  I hope you will too!


Pattern Notes
The vest has a very simple construction and is worked bottom up in stockinette stitch and is completely seamless.
Once the vest is knit to the underarms, the fronts and back are worked individually and separately.
Once each piece has been worked for the sufficient length for the armhole depth, fronts are grafted to the back at the shoulders.
Sleeves cuffs are picked up and worked in the round in 2x2 rib.

Collar and edging are picked up next and are worked flat in 2x2 rib.


Size

Chest
Size
Armhole depth
Yardage
cm
inches
cm
inches
m
yds
12m
48.5
19
10
4
128
140
18m
50.5
20
11.5
4.5
142
155
24m
53
21
11.5
4.5
155
170
3T
56
22
11.5
4.5
174
190
4T
58.5
23
12
4.75
192
210
5T
61
24
13
5
201
220
6-7
63.5
25
14
5.4
215
235
8-9
66
26
14.5
5.7
229
250
9-10
68.5
27
15.5
6
245
270
10-12
73.5
29
17
6.6
274
300
12-14
76
30
18
7
320
350

Notions
4 mm/US #6 circular needles (60 cm/24" or longer) or size to obtain gauge;
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needles (60 cm/24" or longer);
3.5 mm/US #4 circular needles (30 cm/12" or dpns) optional;
4 stitch markers (2 in color A and 2 in color B);
Waste yarn/stitch holders;
3 mm Crochet hook (optional);
Darning Needle;
4 buttons that are 20mm/0.75” wide;
Matching sewing thread;
Sewing needle.

Gauge
20 sts and 26 rows in 10x10 cm/4x4” in stockinette on 4 mm/US #6 needles or size to obtain gauge.

Suggested Yarns
Classic Silk by Classic Elite Yarns (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon; 123 m/135 yds in 50 g/1.76 oz)
Shown in Color #6927
Dia Merino DK by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 211 m/231 yds in 100 g/3.53 oz)


Shrugs and Kisses
$6
La Isla Bonita
$16

For more information about the ebook: 
La Isla Bonita - click here.


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