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Criss-Cross Shrug

Lion Brand® Homespun®

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Pattern Number: 50735
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Large
S/M (L/XL)
12 inches W x 75 (80)inches L [30.5W x 190.5 (203)L cm] before finishing
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
PUBLISHED IN:  Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W

CORRECTIONS: None

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Easy to knit and a delight to wear, the new knitted criss-cross shrug is versatile, hip and flattering too! This simple and stylish shrug is a long rectangle, with a seamed ‘sleeve’ at each end. It can be wrapped and draped in several different ways (see images and descriptions below) Optional fringe on the sleeves gives a splash of color. 
MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
 · 
790-374 Homespun Yarn: Granite (A) 4  
 · 
790-307 Homespun Yarn: Antique (B) 1  
 · 
790-385 Homespun Yarn: Fuchsia (C) 1  
 · 
790-373 Homespun Yarn: Black (D) 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm] 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) 1  For attaching fringe
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  

Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Color (D)
Homespun®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below


Homespun®
Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra
Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra
Regency Baroque Waterfall Barrington Nouveau Windsor  Delft Quartz
Regency Baroque Waterfall Barrington Nouveau Windsor Delft Quartz
Montana Sky Candy Apple Harvest Barley Cream   Fiesta
Montana Sky Candy Apple Harvest Barley Cream Fiesta

Criss-Cross Shrug
Lion Brand® Homespun®

GAUGE:

8 sts + 8 rows = 4” [10cm] in Garter st (k every row) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTES:

Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.

SHRUG With 2 strands A held together, cast on 24 sts. Work even in Garter st until wrap measures 75 (80) inches [190.5 (203)cm] from beg. Bind off.

Finishing
Fold wrap in half lengthwise. Sew 18.5 inch underarm seams, beg at cast-on and bind-off edges. Weave in ends.

Cut strands from yarns B, C and D approximately 4-7 inches [10-18cm] long. For each fringe, fold one length (does not have to be even). Insert crochet hook to WS and back to RS through a stitch in fabric and draw fold through, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Attach fringes randomly over lower 4.5 inches [11.5cm] of each sleeve (or as desired).

Wearing Suggestions:

To wear, slide one of your arms into one of the sleeves, wind the remaining length of the rectangle around your body (thus crossing it), then slide your remaining arm into the remaining sleeve. The winding is done in the same manner as you would wind a long scarf around your neck.

Image shows the shrug wrapped with the crisscross in front Image shows the shrug worn with the crisscross in back
  1. Wear the shrug with the crisscross wrap in front. -- wrap the shrug under the arm, and then over your shoulder in front.
  1. Wear the shrug with the crisscross in back. The shrug will wrap straight across the front (see images and descriptions below for detail)
Image shows the crisscross in back with the front draped like a scarf Image shows the shrug worn with the crisscross in back and the front draped like a shawl
  1. With the crisscross in back, the shrug can be loosely gathered in front like a scarf
  1. With the crisscross in back, the shrug can worn with a shawl-style drape in the front.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


  Click here for complete Learn to Knit instructions courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.

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