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24 November 2012

How to Knit a Shrug Sweater

  This is such an easy sweater to make and you can modify it easily if you want the sleeves longer or shorter by how many stitches you cast on.

You will need:
  • 3-4 skeins of yarn (you can use any type and weight, the number will vary depending on brand)
  • I used size 12 straight needles, but if you want it looser or tighter you can use a larger or smaller needle.
  • Darning needle
  1. Cast on 50 stitches loosely.
  2. Knit row.
  3. Purl row.
  4. Repeat knitting and purling alternately until piece measures 24" (May need to be larger if you have broad shoulders.)
  5. Bind off all stitches.
  6.  Sew ends together.
      7.  Hold piece with sewn edge in center and match up to opposite side to find the center.  Sew 6" to each side of top.  This creates the back and arm holes.
 Wear it with a dress, long sleeved shirt or tank top!