Skills required: casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over, binding off.
Construction: This shrug is knit from the back neck and shoulders to the underarms. The raglan cap sleeves are then bound off and the back stitches are worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglan (diagonal edge) to form the back and fronts of the body in one piece.
Entrechat (for fingering weight)
Adorable seamless shrug that knits up in no time and uses very little yarn… Features a fun and easy textured pattern.
Both the heartwarmer style and the textured stitch made me think of the “entrechat,” a ballet jump where the legs cross each other mid-air in a flutter.
The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 5.25 Euros.
Sizes available: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
Finished garment cross-back measurement: 8.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11 // 11.75, 12.5, 13.25, 14.25) inches or 21.5 (24, 26.5, 28 // 30, 32, 33.5, 36) cm.
For the best fit, I recommend going by the child’s actual cross-back measurement rather than the age guideline when selecting the size.
- Approximately 175 (200, 225, 250 // 275, 325, 350, 375) yds or 160 (183, 206, 229 // 251, 297, 320, 343) meters of fingering weight yarn.
- 26 sts x 38 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch.
- US 2 1/2 or 3mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge.
Note: garment is not knit in the round. Circular needles are needed because they hold all the stitches easily and because of their flexibility.
- 2 stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- one 0.5-inch or 1.2cm diameter button