Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

09 March 2013

Knit Summer Shrug

I love this sweater!  It's great with shorts, jeans or a dress, and I get so many compliments on it.  Currently making it in different colors.  Pattern is for a size small.  For larger sizes, simply increase the number of stitches casted on and continue with measurements.

You'll need:
  • Straight knitting needles, size 5
  • 2-3 skeins of yarn
  • Darning needle
  1. Cast on 42 stitches.
  2. Work ribbing as K6, P6 across rows until piece measure 1".
  3. Work in st st pattern, increasing 2 stitches (one at each end) every 3 rows until you have 90 sts.  Sleeve should be 16.5" long.
  4. Continue st st pattern until back measures 12"
  5. Begin decreasing 2 sts (one at each end) every 3 rows until you have 42 sts remaining.
  6. Work in K6, P6 ribbing for 1".  Bind off.
  7. Sew sleeves together beginning at ribbing for about 11.5"

April 20th, 2013 edit:
I've now added one to my collection in black!