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Whirligig Shrug

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This ruffled shrug is a great garment for babies and little girls. (I've even had requests to size this up for moms, too!) I knit one for each of my daughters, and find that it's a great way to make their outfits look cohesive, without being overly matchy-matchy for outings and photos. The best thing about this shrug...they can't figure out how to take it off, so it stays ON! The BABY size range of the pattern was originally published in Interweave Knits Weekend, September 2009. Instructions for the BABY sizes have been slightly modified in this version of the pattern. This pattern has also been resized up to a 14.25? cross-back measurement. Five new CHLD sizes have been added. Instructions for CHILD sizes follow the instructions for BABY sizes, and begin on page 4. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting Purling Cables Picking up stitches GAUGE 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Baby: Finished Sizes 8 (91/2, 10, 11)" wide across back, to fit sizes 3 (6, 12?18, 24) months. Shrug shown measures 91/2". Child: Finished sizes 11.25 (12.75, 13.5, 14.5, 15)? wide across back, to fit sizes 4(6, 8, 10, 12)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Yarn: Garments are pictured in Lorna?s Laces Green Line DK color Periwinkle
  • BABY: 175(200, 225, 250) yards DK weight yarn

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Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition. A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. Her work has appeared in books and publications including Big Girl Knits, Stitch N Bitch Nation, KnitGrrl, Knit Wit, Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting. She has designed patterns for Stitch Diva Studios, Southwest Trading Co., JCA Reynolds, Artful Yarns, Tilli Tomas and Mission Falls. Stefanie's teaching is marked by her infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for detail. Visit her blog for more information: