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{FREE} Summer Shrug Knitting Pattern : INTROSPECTION


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


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:) About:

  • 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” {cm} wide x 26” {cm} tall

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


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:) Material:

  • Approximately 490 yards of a worsted cotton yarn
  • I used Simply Cotton Organic Worsted Yarn
  • Size 15 {10mm} circular knitting needles with a 24+” cable
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

:) Sizing:

  • 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


:) Pattern:

  • 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”, so I cast-on 112 STS
  • Row 1: K1TBL *K1, P1* K1
  • Row 2: WYIF S1PW *P* WYIF S1PW
  • Row 3: K1TBL *K* K1
  • Repeat rows 2-3 until desired length.
  • I knit mine until it was 26″ 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


:) Notes:

  • The CO edge is the width, across your shoulders
  • CO in increments of 2
  • Knit top down
  • Row 2 = 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.

:) Blocking:

  • 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:

:) Gauge:

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

:) Abbreviations:


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8 Responses

  1. sharoncrawford7
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    Hi, I absolutely love this pattern. I have one question I tried using a circular needle once with no success, can this be done on straight needles?
    Thanks so much

    • Jennifer
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      This pattern requires too many cast-on stitches for straight needles. It’s knit flat instead of in the round, so you don’t have to worry about not twisting your stitches when joining. I knit flat with my circular needles in almost all of my tutorial videos if you’d like to watch a few and see if it helps ;) Thank you, Jennifer

  2. gale.cameron
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    hi, sorry to bother you again don’t under stand how to tell from chart how many stitches to cast on how many did you cast on for the size you did. thank you can’t wait to start it.

    • Jennifer
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      I added more details in the Pattern section to help clarify. The CO # is under the width section, CO STS = Inches. For example, my measurement from wrist to wrist is 56”, so I cast-on 112 STS. Thank you very much for asking! I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions. Jennifer

  3. gale.cameron
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    hi, how many stitches do you cast on

    • Jennifer
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      Very good question! I forgot to include the size chart, I added it just above the :) Pattern section. Thank you very much for asking!

  4. club.blue
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    Gorgeous simplicity – perfect for a summer’s evening whether casual or dressy. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

    • Jennifer
      |

      Aw, thank you and you’re very welcome! I’m so glad I could be an inspiration :)

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