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{FREE} INTROSPECTION : Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern

{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION : Brome Fields
Grab this FREE super easy over-sized shrug beginner knitting pattern, or if you’re looking for a great meditation knitting pattern.


  • Time it took me to knit: 9-12 hours
  • Gauge: 8 sts & 14 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Weight: 10.8 oz {305g}
  • Measurements: 56” {142cm} wide x 26” {66cm} tall
{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION : Brome Fields


  • Approximately 490 Yards of a Worsted Yarn
  • {I used Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn by Knit Picks.}
  • Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable


  • Measure from wrist to wrist going up over your shoulders/following your shoulders. It’ll stretch a little bit over time, so I made mine a couple of inches shorter than my wrists.
Size Chart


  • CO your desired number of sts, see chart above.
  • The CO # is under the width section, CO STS = Inches
  • For example, my measurement from wrist to wrist is 56” {142cm}, so I cast-on 112 STS
  • Row 1 {WS}: *K1, P1* K1
  • Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1
  • Row 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Repeat rows 2-3 until desired length.
  • I knit mine until it was 26″ {66cm} tall. I used up all 3 skeins of yarn, so I didn’t have any leftover yarn. ;)
  • BO in the K1, P1 pattern.
{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION : Brome Fields


  • The CO edge is the width, across your shoulders
  • To make it larger or smaller, CO in increments of 2
  • Knit top down
  • Row 3 = Right side
  • This does curl a little bit, if you don’t want it to curl you can create a seed stitch boarder repeating row 1 an odd number of times {5, 7, 9…} and on the wrong side: WYIF S1PW knit the purls and purl the knits until the last stitch and then WYIF S1PW, and then repeat rows 2-3 until you’re about to the length you’d like and then create another seed stitch boarder matching the top. ;)
  • When I wore the shrug with this dress I ended up pinning the shrug to it to keep it from falling off, but when I wear it with a t-shirt it stays up just fine. So, you might want to keep a couple of safety pins handy. ;)
  • I used a warmer cotton yarn for this shrug, but you could use a Pima Cotton yarn and it would make it even lighter to wear outside at the beach.


None. I didn’t block mine. I just put it on and wore it several days in a row.

Video for the “sleeves”:

To sew the seams for the “sleeves” lay it out flat, bring the top & bottom edges to the center, sew 5” on the sides from each end towards the center {not on the CO or BO edge}.
Watch the video below for more details:


8 sts & 14 rows per 4” {10cm} square
{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION : Brome Fields

{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION : Brome Fields
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