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This is a free beginner scoop shrug knitting pattern that I designed so that anyone can knit it! It has a simple texture that lays flat and you can easily alter to fit your body and style. To keep the math at a minimum, it doesn’t have a border, it has a pretty slip stitch edge.



Available Sizes: Six

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Clean Edge



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 318 – 742 yards {291 – 678 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles with a 32″ {80cm} Cable, or longer



Size S: 24 x 40” {61-101cm}, CO 55 STS, 3-4 skeins

Size M: 26 x 42” {66-107cm}, CO 58 STS, 4-5 skeins

Size L: 28 x 44” {71-112cm}, CO 61 STS, 4-5 skeins

Size XL: 30 x 46” {76-117cm}, CO 64 STS, 5-6 skeins

Size 2XL: 32 x 48” {81-123cm}, CO 67 STS, 5-6 skeins

Size 3XL: 34 x 50” {86-127cm}, CO 70 STS, 6-7 skeins



Gauge: 6 STS & 12 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below



Not reversible.

CO edge is the length.

Length is measured from shoulder to bum.

Width is measured from shoulder to shoulder.

Knit using a variation of the broken rib knit stitch.

Knit flat, back & forth, using circular needles.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches.


Picture Details:

Shrug Measurements: 30″ x 46″ {76cm x 117cm}

Shrug Weight: 1lb 10oz {740g}

Model is 5’9″ {175cm}, 130lbs with a 33″ {84cm} chest, 27″ {68cm} waist wearing an XL poncho.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO the number of STS from the “Size” section above.

Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW *P2, K1* P2, WYIF S1PW

Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL *K* K1TBL

Repeat rows 1-2 until it’s the size you’d like, ending on a WS row.


BO in the Row 1 pattern, creating a stretchier BO than if you used all knit STS.

Block before seaming sleeves, if desired.


Size Alterations:

CO in multiples of 3 +4 {the 3 stitches are inside the *-*, 4 stitches are outside}.

To make it larger or smaller: measure from your shoulder to bottom of bum, this is your CO length. If you want more “scoop” add a few inches to your CO length. CO enough stitches to get your desired length and then knit

until it’s your desired width, sew seams and it’s ready to wear.

For the width, I knit mine from mid-forearm to mid-forearm.

To be as accurate as possible, it’s best if you knit a swatch so you know your gauge and then you can do the math to figure out how many stitches you need to cast-on. Or, if you’re like me, you can wing it. :)


How to Create the Sleeves:

Lay it flat, with the wrong side up.

On a short side, bring the CO and BO corners together.

Sew from the edge in, to create the sleeves.

How far up you sew depends on the size you’re making. I sewed mine up about 6” {15cm}.

Repeat on the other side.

Weave in the ends.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

RS – right side

S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side

WYIF – with yarn in front




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{FREE} Beginner Scoop Shrug Knitting Pattern : Wrapped in Warmth