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Summer skies shrug bolero-knitting pattern

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Summer skies shrug bolero-knitting pattern

This lightweight bolero shrug is knit sideways, using dropped stitches between the cable and eyelet stitches
to create extra spacing in an intricate knit fabric.

Summer skies shrug bolero-knitting pattern
Summer skies shrug bolero-knitting pattern

Sizes
Woman’s small (medium, large,
X-large, 2X-large)
Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Material
• DROPS Muskat (DK weight; 100% cotton; 109 yds/50g per skein): 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins denim blue #36
• Size 6 (4mm) 32-inch circular needle and double-point needles (set of 5)
• Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Stitch markers

Finished Measurements
Width: 41½ (44¼, 47, 49¾, 52¾) inches cuff to cuff (blocked)
Length: 21 (23½, 23½, 26, 26) inches, including collar (blocked)

Material
•  100% cotton; 109 yds/50g per skein): 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins
• Size 6 (4mm) 32-inch circular needle and double-point needles (set of 5)
• Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Stitch markers

DESIGN BY CHE LAM

Gauge
29 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Cable & Eyelet pat, using larger needles, before dropping sts (unblocked).
16½ sts and 23 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Cable & Eyelet pat, using larger needles, after dropping sts (blocked).
Note: The ladder from each dropped st is counted as a st when measuring gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviation
3 over 2 Left Cross (3/2 LC): Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, k3 from cn.

Pattern Stitches
Cable & Eyelet (multiple of 11 sts)
Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work Cable & Eyelet pat st from a chart.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, k2tog, yo, k3, 3/2 LC; rep from * to end.
Row 2 and all WS rows: *P6, p2tog, yo, p3; rep from * to end.
Rows 3, 5 and 7: *K1, k2tog, yo, k8; rep from * to end.
Row 8: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.

2×2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
All rnds: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Pattern Note
Body of shrug is worked back and forth in 1 piece. Stitches are dropped on the bind-off row, then unraveled down to the cast-on row. Stitches are picked up for the collar and cuffs and worked in the round.

Body
With larger needles, cast on 57 (68, 68, 79, 79) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge st, keep in St st), work Cable & Eyelet pat to last st, k1 (edge st, keep in St st).
Work even until you have completed 23 (25, 27, 29, 31) vertical reps of Cable & Eyelet pat; piece should measure approx 28¼ (30¾, 33¾, 35¼, 38¾) inches.Bind-off row (RS): K1, *drop 1 st, bind off 4 sts, drop 1 st, bind off 6 sts; rep from * to last st, bind off 1 st. Fasten off. Unravel dropped sts back to cast-on edge.

Finishing
Block to measurements. With RS facing, fold piece in half lengthwise. Sew side seams for 6 (6¾, 7½, 8¼, 9) inches in from each end, leaving 20 (21¼, 22½, 23¾, 25¼) inches unsewn in center.

Collar
With RS facing, using smaller circular needle and beg at 1 side seam, pick up and knit 1 st per row [approx 224 (240, 244, 256, 264) sts] around open center edge of body; pm for beg of rnd and join. Note: Exact st count isn’t essential, but must be a multiple of 4 sts. Work in 2×2 Rib for 4⛅ inches. Bind off all sts loosely in pat.

Cuff
With RS facing, using dpns and beg at side seam, pick up and knit 1 st per st along bind-off row, skipping ladders from dropped sts; pm for beg of rnd and join.
Work in 2×2 Rib for 4¾ inches. Bind off all sts loosely in pat. Rep for opposite edge.
Weave in ends.

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