I’m Jerica from YarnHookNeedles.com! I am a knitwear designer who creates all sorts of items using knitting and crochet techniques. Today I am sharing with you a super fun pattern I created using the Hobium Yarn: GAZZAL BABY WOOL XL BABY YARN, PINK – 828XL. I fell head over heels in love with the texture as well as the silky simple way it works!
Let’s get started!
GATHER YOUR MATERIALS:
- 6 cakes of Gazzal Baby Wool XL Baby Yarn in your desired color choice (appr. 654 yards)
- US 13 circular needles
- Tapestry Needle
***please note this blanket shrug is a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL pattern
For this tutorial, I will be making a miniature version to help you learn the knitting pattern as well as clearly understand the assembling of the piece!
K – knit
P – purl
YO – yarn over
SSK – slip slip knit
K2TOG – knit 2 together
this pattern maintains a multiple of 6 + 2 (feel free to adapt the pattern to your desired size)
CAST ON 92
Row 1 – *k4, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4
(PICTORIAL FOR THE YO, SSK STITCH)
Knit the Slipped Stitches
Row 2 – purl all the way across
Row 3 – *k4, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4
Row 4 – purl all the way across
Your pattern should be looking like this after a few repeats:
Rows 5 – 189 : repeat rows 1 – 4
Row 190 – bind off
After you bind off the last row you will have a large rectangle. You will want to face your rectangle from the lines going vertically like this:
To the lines facing horizontally like this:
You will then fold right sides together bringing the top down to meet the bottom. From here you will need to grab you tapestry needle. We are going to seam appr. 12 inches closed to form the armholes.
After seaming, your shrug should look like this:
You can now see the neckline where the shrug will wrap around the top portion of your body.
The base which wraps around your bottom:
After this, you are totally done and ready to wear your gorgeous blanket shrug! Now that was easy huh?
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