Friday, June 12, 2009

LITTLE GIRL SHRUG



Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun: 2 - 6oz skeins

Needles: Sizes 8US and 10.5US
Gauge: Not so important as you will measure the "wingspan" from wrist to wrist of the little girl and knit to fit her length…. My shrug measured 32 inches from cuff to cuff.

With smaller needles:
CO 19 stitches and work a K1, P1 rib for 2 inches (On the right side, you will have a knit stitch on each end).
Next row: Knit into the front and back of each of the next 9 stitches, K1, Knit into the front and back of each of the next 9 stitches. 37 stitches total. Change to larger needles, knit 7 more rows. Right side should show 4 ridges garter stitch.

Continue in the following PATTERN :
Row 1: K1, (YO, K2tog) 18 times
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-10: Knit each row
Repeat these 10 rows for the length needed ( I went to about 30 inches from the beginning CO)

On the final Row 10, Change to smaller needles and K2tog - 9 times, K1, K2tog - 9 times. (19 stitches)

Now work K1, P1 rib for 2 inches.
Bind Off

Determine sleeve length - I measured 9 inches towards the underarm from the cuff - and sew the sleeve seams together, leaving the center open to slip onto the shoulders. All done! If you would like to give the edge a more finished look, single crochet, loosely, around the opening.

MATCHING ROLL BRIM HAT
Using same yarn and size 13US DP needles:

CO 40 stitches. Distribute over DP needles and join into rounds and knit for 7 inches or the length of crown you would like. Next row K2, K2tog all around. 30 stitches. Knit one round plain. Next row, K1, K2tog all around. 20 stitches. Knit one round plain. Next row, K2tog all around. 10 stitches. Last row K2tog all around - run yarn through the last 5 loops and draw up tight. Done.

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