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Knit a little girl's shrug: free knitting pattern

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Size

To fit age: 0-6 months: 6-12 months: 1-2 years: 2-3 years: 4-5 years

To fit chest: 41: 46: 51: 56: 61 cm (16: 18: 20: 22: 24 in)

Actual measurements
41:46:52:55:61 cm (16:18:20½:21¾:24 in)

Length from back neck: 16:18:20:22:24 cm (6¼:7:8:8¾:9½ in)

Sleeve length: 15:17:20:24:29 cm (6 6½:8:9½:11½ in)

Materials

● 1:1:2:2:3 x 50g balls Deramores Peter Pan DK (shown here in Summer Pudding (907). Click here to buy the yarn from Deramores online
● Pair of 3.25mm (UK10 - USA3) knitting needles
● Pair of 4mm (UK8 - USA6) knitting needles

Tension

It is important to check your tension before commencing the garment.
24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4mm (UK8 - USA6) knitting needles or the size required to give the correct tension.

Abbreviations

cont - continue
dec - decrease(ing)
foll - following
inc - increase(ing)
K - knit
K2tog - knit two stitches together
P - purl
P2tog - purl two stitches together
patt - pattern
rep -
repeat
st(s)
- stitch(es)

Back

Using 4mm needles cast on 39 (45, 51, 55, 61) sts. Working in st st throughout. Work 3 (7, 5, 11, 13) rows inc 1 st at each end of 2nd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 5th) and every foll 1st (2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th) row. 43 (51, 55, 61, 67) sts.

1st and 3rd sizes only: work 2 (4) rows inc 1 st at each end of 2nd (4th) row. 45 (57) sts.

All sizes: work 1 (1, 3, 3, 3) rows without shaping.

Shape armholes

Work 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) rows dec 1 st at each end of every row. 37 (43, 49, 49, 55) sts.
Cont without shaping until armholes measure 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) cm 4 (4¼, 4¾, 5¼, 5½) ins, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 3 (4, 5, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 31 (35, 39, 41, 45) sts.
Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 25 (27, 29, 31, 35) sts.
Cast off rem 25 (27, 29, 31, 35) sts.

Left front

Using 4mm needles cast on 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts. Working in st st throughout cont as follows:
1st row K
2nd row Inc in 1st st, P to last 2 (1, 1, 1, 1) sts, [inc in next st] 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) times, P1. 14 (15, 15, 17, 19) sts.
3rd row [Inc in 1st st] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0) times, K to last 2 sts, inc in next st, K1. 16 (17, 17, 19, 20) sts.
4th row Inc in 1st st, P to end. 17 (18, 18, 20, 21) sts.
5th row [Inc in 1st st] 1 (1, 1, 0, 1) times, K to last 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts, [inc in next st] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) times, K1. 18 (20, 20, 21, 23) sts.

2nd size only: work 2 rows inc 1 st at side edge only in 2nd row. 21 sts.

3rd size only: work 2 rows inc 1 st at front edge only in every row. 22 sts.

3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only: work (2, 6, 8) rows inc 1 st at side edge in (2nd, 2nd, 4th) and foll (0, 4th, 4th) row at same time inc 1 st at front edge in 2nd and every foll (0, 2nd, 2nd) row. (24, 26, 29) sts.

All sizes: work 1 (1, 3, 3, 3) rows without shaping.

Shape armhole and neck

1st row K2tog (armhole edge), K to last 2 sts, K2tog (neck edge). 16 (19, 22, 24, 27) sts.
2nd row P to last 2 sts, P2tog. 15 (18, 21, 23, 26) sts. 1st and 2nd rows set armhole and neck shapings.
Work 2 (2, 2, 4, 4) rows dec 1 st at armhole edge in every row at same time dec 1 st at neck edge in next and foll 0 (0, 0, 2nd, 2nd) row. 12 (15, 18, 17, 20) sts.
Work 4 (6, 8, 8, 12) rows dec 1 st at neck edge only in next and every foll alt row. 10 (12, 14, 13, 14) sts.
Work 13 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and every foll 4th row. 6 (8, 10, 9, 10) sts.
Cont without shaping until armhole measures 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) cm 4 (4¼, 4¾, 5¼, 5½) ins, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape shoulder
Next row
Cast off 3 (4, 5, 4, 5) sts, K to end. 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts.
Next row P. Cast off rem 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts.

Right front

Using 4mm needles cast on 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts. Working in st st throughout cont as follows:
1st row K.
2nd row [Inc in 1st st] 1 (0, 0, 0, 0) times (side edge), P to last 2 sts, inc in next st, P1 (front edge). 14 (15, 15, 17, 19) sts.
3rd row Inc in 1st st, K to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 1) sts, [inc in next st] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0) times, K1 (side edge). 16 (17, 17,19, 20) sts.
4th row P to last 2 sts, inc in next st, P1. 17 (18, 18, 20, 21) sts.
5th row [Inc in 1st st] 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) times, K to last 2 (2, 2, 1, 2) sts, [inc in next st] 1 (1, 1, 0, 1) times, K1 (side edge). 18 (20, 20, 21, 23) sts.

2nd size only: work 2 rows inc 1 st at side edge only in 2nd row. 21 sts.

3rd size only: work 2 rows inc 1 st at front edge only in every row. 22 sts.

3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only: work (2, 6, 8) rows inc 1 st at front edge in 2nd and every foll (0, 2nd, 2nd) row at same time inc 1 st at side edge in (2nd, 2nd, 4th) and foll (0, 4th, 4th) row. (24, 26, 29) sts.

All sizes: work 1 (1, 3, 3, 3) rows without shaping.

Shape armhole and neck

1st row K2tog (neck edge), K to last 2 sts, K2tog (armhole edge). 16 (19, 22, 24, 27) sts.
2nd row P2tog, P to end. 15 (18, 21, 23, 26) sts.
Work 2 (2, 2, 4, 4) rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and foll 0 (0, 0, 2nd, 2nd) row at same time dec 1 st at armhole edge in every row. 12 (15, 18, 17, 20) sts.
Work 4 (6, 8, 8, 12) rows dec 1 st at neck edge only in next and every foll alt row. 10 (12, 14, 13, 14) sts. Work 13 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and every foll 4th row. 6 (8, 10, 9, 10) sts.
Cont without shaping until armhole measures 10 (11,12, 13, 14) cm 4 (4¼, 4¾, 5¼, 5½) ins, ending with a right side row.

Shape shoulder
Next row
Cast off 3 (4, 5, 4, 5) sts, P to end. 3 (4, 5, 5,5) sts.
Next row K. Cast off rem 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts.

Sleeves (both alike)

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 38 (38, 38, 42, 46) sts.
1st row P1, K1, * P3, K1, rept from * to end.
2nd row * P1, K3, rep from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1. These 2 rows will now be referred to as 3 x 1 rib.
Working in 3 x 1 rib work 11 rows more, ending with a right side row.
Next row Rib to end, dec 2 (2, 0, 2, 2) sts evenly across last row. 36 (36, 38, 40, 44) sts.
Change to 4mm needles and working in st st throughout, cont as follows:- Inc 1 st at each end of 5 (5, 5, 5, 7)th and every foll 6 (4, 4, 4, 6)th row to 44 (48, 48, 50, 58) sts.

3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only: inc 1 st at each end of every foll (6, 6, 8)th row to (52, 58, 62) sts.

All sizes: cont without shaping until Sleeve measures 15 (17, 20, 24, 29) cm 6 (6½, 8, 9½, 11½) ins or length required, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape sleeve top

Work 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) rows, dec 1 st at each end of every row. 36 (40, 44, 46, 50) sts.
Cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 8 (4, 10, 10, 6) rows. 12 (28, 4, 6, 26) sts.

1st, 2nd and 5th sizes only: cast off 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 (6, 4) rows. 4 (4, 6) sts.

All sizes: cast off rem 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts.

Back border

With right side facing, using 31/4mm needles pick up and K 50 (54, 62, 66, 74) sts evenly from 39 (45, 51, 55, 61) cast on sts.
Working in 3 x 1 rib throughout and starting with 2nd row proceed as follows:-
Work 13 rows.
Cast off in rib.

Front border

Join shoulder seams.
With right side facing, using 3.25mm needles starting at lower edge of right front side seam pick up and K 14 (17, 17, 19, 21) sts from 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts cast on for Right Front, 8 (9, 14, 15, 18) sts evenly round curved edge, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts evenly along straight edge, 32 (34, 38, 40, 44) sts evenly along shaped edge, 30 (32, 34, 36, 42) sts from 25 (27, 29, 31, 35) sts cast off at back of neck, 32 (34, 38, 40, 44) sts evenly along shaped edge, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts evenly along straight edge, 8 (9, 14, 15, 18) sts evenly around curved edge and 14 (17, 17, 19, 21) sts from 12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts cast on for Left Front. 142 (158, 178, 190, 214) sts.
Working in 3 x 1 rib throughout and starting with a 2nd row work 13 rows.
Cast off in rib.

Making up

Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves in position. Join side, border and sleeve seams.
See ball band for washing and pressing instructions.

Pattern courtesy of Deramores

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