Skills required: casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over.
Construction: This shrug is knit seamlessly from the top down to the armpits. The raglan cap sleeves are then bound off and the back stitches are worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglans to form the body in one piece.
Entrechat (for worsted 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 6.00 Euros.
Sizes available: 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo // 2-3yo, 3-4yo, 4-5yo, 5-6yo)
Finished garment cross-back measurement: 9 (9.75, 10.75, 11.5 // 12, 12.5, 13.25, 14.25) inches or 23 (25, 27, 29 // 30.5, 31.5, 34, 36) cm.
1 (1, 1, 1 // 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 1.75) skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted or approximately 125 (150, 175, 200 // 225, 250, 300, 350) yds or 114 (137, 160, 183 // 206, 229, 274, 320) meters of aran or heavy worsted weight yarn.
Note: Malabrigo Merino Worsted is not superwash, but any similar superwash yarn that gets you gauge can be substituted.
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 or 5mm 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
one 5/8-inch or 1.5 cm diameter button