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Topic: wee little kid knits....NOW WITH PATTERN :D  (Read 114815 times)
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« on: May 04, 2005 02:06:48 PM »

I didn't have enough yarn for a full sweater and my daughter wanted something out of the purple loopy fuzzy yarn. The aforementioned yarn is a grand total of 13.7yrds. yes folks thats the whole skein for $5.99 ( i didn't buy it, it was a gift). not even enough for a scarf....so I made a little girlie shrug.
But its way darn cute and she loves it.

and the back...


If there are any questions or unclearities, please don't hesitate to ask or email me.

Childs Shrug

Yarn: Lion Boucle (Lion Brand) Tutti Fruitti 2 skeins

Size 11 needles (and size11 circular cuff needles) or knit to gage:
Gage:14 rows, 10 sts = 4x4”

Cast on 43 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit, inc one st each end (45sts)

Right side: knit across
Wrong side: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat this pattern for 3.5”

Right side: put first 8 sts on holder.

Working only center 29 stitches: (you can place the last 8 sts on a holder if you’d like. I leave them on the needle.)
Knit 1 row.
Next 2 rows bind of 1st 3 sts.
Knit in SS stitch for  2.5”

Next RS row: Knit is SS on the first 5 sts for 1” Bind off stitches.
Bind off center to the last 5 sts. Knit SS on the last 5 sts for 1” bind off stitches.

Front left:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS row: knit to last 4, K2tog, K2
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Front Right:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS: K2, K2tog, knit to end
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Sew shoulder seams (these are your only seams).
With circular needles, Pick up  20 sts around arm hole (my daughter has small arms, you may want to pick up a few more stitches if needed).
Place Marker and knit one round.
Knit in SS until sleeve measures 5.5”
K2, K2tog, K to last 4 K2tog, K2.
Knit for 3 more rounds and repeat decrease.
Bind off loosely.

Repeat with other sleeve.

I crocheted the lopi trim onto the shrug. It was approx 13 yds.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010 10:33:41 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed picture(s) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 02:41:59 PM »

Ohhhhh, how cute! The girl looks like a natural posing with it on! That is a VERY small skein. Wow. And expensive for so little. The gift-giver is probably not a knitter themselves, I take it? Beautiful though.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 07:43:21 PM »

she looks SO cute!  I love her nonchalant model stance... so natural!

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 07:48:31 PM »

Very cute!!

« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005 06:32:59 AM »

What a nice idea for a small amount of yarn. Does your daughter know how to 'Vogue' yet--because I think she might be ready to learn!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005 07:13:38 AM »

Thank you for your compliments. My daughter indeed thinks she is a model. She can even do her own litlle 'cat walk.' SHe's been on stage for dance and vocal competitions so she isn't camera shy. Whenever I take pics she works it...lol.

If anyone is interested I'll post the pattern.

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005 05:06:22 AM »

I was just going to ask.. I'd love a pattern !!! I can already picture my little girl in one of those, PLUS what a fabulous way to use all these "can't afford to buy more but it's so gorgeous I have to buy one ball" yarns ...!!
It's really lovely ... and nicely worn !!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005 10:54:07 AM »

Oh, I  too would love a pattern. My seven year old sister wants one of these but of all the patterns I see online, I haven't been able to find a child size one.

Thanks for sharing! It is indeed very very cute.  Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005 12:25:10 PM »

I will definitly post the pattern. I couldn't find any online either, thats why I wrote this one. So being copywritten, I'll post it (because crafters rock) and you can make it, but can't sell anything you make with the pattern. Thanks:D
I'll have it up this weekend.
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005 12:50:42 PM »

Thank you so much for sharing your design with us  Cheesy

I can't wait to get started on it  Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2005 12:05:14 AM »

Thank you so much goatherder for sharing !! Can't wait to start on this, all the more as you seem to use a different construction than all the other shrugs I've seen.. Interesting !!!


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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2005 08:56:57 AM »

What size/age is this for?


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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2005 05:59:42 PM »

My daughter was about a size (and age) five at the time.
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2006 01:49:24 PM »

Would anyone know or be willing to help me resize this?  I need to size it down about 2 sizes for my (fairly petite) toddler (or does anyone know of a toddler shrug? either way)
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