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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Pattern: Ozark Shruglet

Description: This shruglet/sweater is a wonderfully quick knit using Ozark Handspun and Noro Silk Garden. It is easily sized to fit most figure types.
Skill Level: Easy
Sizes: Small to Large
Finished Measurements: Small-40x39 inches; medium-50x39 inches; large-63x39 inches. These are approximate measurements as gauge is not that critical in this garment.
Gauge: Approximately 1 and one-half stitches per inch in both yarns.

4 (4,5) Skeins Ozark Handspun Yarn
1 (1,1) Skein Noro Silk Garden
1 Set US Size 15 24-inch circular needles
1 Set US Size 15 19-inch circular needles
1 US Size P Crochet hook
1 Shawl pin or decorative closure
1 Measuring tape
1 pair scissors
1 Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

Notes or tips: When knitting, cast on and bind off in a relaxed fashion. When knitting with the Noro, knit loosely as you want to have a very open lacy look to the sleeves.

Body: Using Size 15 24-inch circular needles and Ozark Handspun, cast on 60 (66,70) st.
(Wrong side) Row 1: Knit across.
(Right side) Row 2: Purl across.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 three times (reverse stockinette stitch) ending on the wrong side.
(Right side) Continue knitting in stockinette fashion until piece measures approximately 18 inches.
Repeat reverse stockinette stitch as above until piece measures approximately 20 inches.
Bind off loosely on right side of knitting. Fasten off and bury ends.
Sleeves: Find the center of the body of shruglet and place a marker. Using size 15 19-inch circular needles and Noro, pick up 30 stitches from the right edge of garment for all sizes (small ending at center marker, medium 3 stitches before cetner marker and large 5 stitches before cernter marker.) Join stitches being careful not to twist them, place beginning of row marker.
Knit in circular fashion until sleeve measures approximately 13 inches. At this point, you will decrease evenly in this row to end up with 27 stitches on needles (for all sizes.) Continue knitting until piece measures approximately 16 inches and decrease evenly in this row to end up with 22 stitches on needles (for all sizes.) Loosely bind off.
Create a second sleeve in similar fashion beginning from the center marker when making a size small (medium 3 stitches to the left of center marker, large 5 stitches to the left side of center marker) and ending at the left edge of body of garment. When sleeve is complete, bind off.
Using remaining Ozark Handspun, single crochet two rows at sleeve edge. Fasten off and bury ends. For the stitches between the sleeves at the back of shruglet body, fill in with one row of single crochet using Ozark Handspun. Fasten off and bury ends.
At this point, make sure all your ends are buried and add a wonderful millinery flower or shawl pin as a fastener.

Designed by Janice Rosema for Ozark Handspun, December 2007

Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Shruglet.

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