Laviere Shrug

Make lace fun to wear with this stun­ning asym­met­ri­cal shrug.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Sara Lu­cas

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Back Shoul­der Width: 133/4 (151/4, 17) inches Note: Chest cir­cum­fer­ence will vary de­pend­ing on where knit­ter places front snap. Back Length: Ap­prox 151/2 (161/2, 171/2) inches (at long­est point)

Ma­te­ri­als

• Freia Fine Hand­paints Om­bré Merino Fin­ger­ing Shawl Ball (fin­ger­ing weight; 100% U.S. merino wool; 430 yds/100g per ball): 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) balls mist • Size 6 (4mm) nee­dles or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Size F/5 (3.75mm) or G/6 (4mm)

cro­chet hook • 1 snap • 1 but­ton (dec­o­ra­tive only, so size is im­ma­te­rial; but­ton shown is about 3/4 inch in di­am­e­ter) • Row counter (op­tional but very

help­ful) • Nee­dle and thread for sewing on

snap and but­ton

Gauge

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Lace (mul­ti­ple of 13 sts) Note: Chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Row 1 and all WS rows: *K2, p9, k2; rep from *. Row 2 (RS): *P2, yo, k4, ssk, k3, p2; rep from *. Row 4: *P2, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2, p2; rep from *. Row 6: *P2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p2; rep from *. Row 8: *P2, k2, yo, k4, ssk, p2; rep from *. Row 10: *P2, k3, k2­tog, k4, yo, p2; rep from *. Row 12: *P2, k2, k2­tog, k4, yo, k1, p2; rep from *. Row 14: *P2, k1, k2­tog, k4, yo, k2, p2; rep from *. Row 16: *P2, k2­tog, k4, yo, k3, p2; rep from *.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Gar­ment is worked as tri­an­gu­lar and trape­zoidal pieces, with some of them cast on sep­a­rately and some started by pick­ing up stitches from a pre­vi­ous piece. The work­ing order is im­por­tant for the flow of the om­bré color changes.

This shrug is con­structed a bit like a jig­saw puz­zle, but the di­men­sions of the pieces don’t need to be ex­act. There is some lee­way based on the gar­ment struc­ture, block­ing and the elas­tic na­ture of knit­ted fabric. Block pieces larger or smaller, as de­sired.

When shap­ing in Lace pat­tern, if you can’t work both the yarn over and its ac­com­pa­ny­ing de­crease, work in stock­inette stitch in­stead.

Work shap­ing de­creases as fol­lows: K1, ssk at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and p1, p2­tog at be­gin­ning of wrong-side rows.

When bind­ing off stitches, avoid stair-steps by slip­ping the first stitch of the bind-off.

For larger sizes where 3 balls are used, start with your fa­vorite end/color of the skein be­cause you will use more of that color. Or start with the color that you pre­fer less so that you have more left­overs of your fa­vorite color to use for a hat or gloves.

Think ahead about what color(s) you want to use for the cro­chet edg­ing and wind off some of that color as you go. If your col­or­way is high con­trast, you may want to pick 2 or 3 col­ors that will look good along the edges of the var­i­ous parts (es­pe­cially the sleeves). For the shrug in the photo, 1 sleeve seam and cuff were worked in teal and the rest were worked in gray.

Shrug

Right Front Sleeve (S1) Cast on 86 (94, 99) sts. Row 1 (WS): P2 (6, 2), k2, work 13-st Lace pat to last 4 (8, 4) sts, k2, p2 (6, 2).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows:

On RS, start­ing with Row 2, dec 1 at beg of 4 out of ev­ery 5 RS rows. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, al­ter­nate bind­ing off 2 sts, then 1 st. For ex­am­ple, bind off 2 sts at beg of Row 3, 1 st at beg of Row 5, 2 sts at beg of Row 7, etc.

Con­tinue in this man­ner un­til 31 sts rem.

Bind off.

Right Front Cast on 64 (73, 84) sts. Row 1 (WS): P4 (2, 2), k2 (2, 1), work 13-st Lace pat to last 6 (4, 3) sts, k2 (2, 1), p4 (2, 2).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows:

On RS, start­ing with Row 2, dec 1 at beg of 3 out of ev­ery 4 RS rows. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery other WS row. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, etc.

Con­tinue shap­ing in this man­ner un­til 6 sts rem. Next row: [K2­tog] 3 times if RS row; [p2­tog] 3 times if WS row—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog if RS row; p3­tog if WS row; fas­ten off last st. Right Shoul­der Gus­set (G1) Cast on 13 sts. Work Lace pat. At the same time, start­ing on Row 5, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery 3rd (4th, 4th) WS row 7 times—6 sts. For ex­am­ple, for size small, dec 1 at beg of Rows 5, 11, 17, 23, etc. For sizes medium and large, dec 1 at beg of Rows 5, 13, 21, 29, etc.

Dec at the beg of the next 3 rows—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog; fas­ten off last st. Left Front Tri­an­gle 1 (LF1) Cast on 66 (73, 78) sts. Row 1 (WS): P5 (2, 4), k2, work 13-st Lace pat to last 6 (4, 7) sts, k2 (2, 1), p5 (2, 5).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows:

On WS, start­ing on Row 3, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery WS row. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, etc.

On RS, start­ing on Row 8, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery 5th (5th, 4th) RS row. For ex­am­ple, for sizes small and medium, dec 1 at beg of Rows 8, 18, 28, etc. For size large, dec 1 at beg of Rows 8, 16, 24, etc.

Con­tinue shap­ing in this man­ner un­til 6 sts rem. Next row: [K2­tog] 3 times if RS row; [p2­tog] 3 times if WS row—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog if RS row; p3­tog if WS row; fas­ten off last st. Left Front Tri­an­gle 2 (LF2) Pick up and knit 86 (92, 97) sts along the long­est edge of LF1 (see schematic on page 30). Row 1 (WS): P2 (5, 2), k2 (2, 1), work 13-st Lace pat to last 4 (7, 3) sts, k2 (2, 1), p2 (5, 2).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows:

On RS, start­ing on Row 2, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery RS row, ex­cept on ev­ery 3rd (6th, 14th) RS row, bind off 2 sts in­stead. For ex­am­ple, for size small, dec 1 at beg of all RS rows, ex­cept Rows 6, 12, 18, etc., where you will bind off 2 sts in­stead. For size medium, dec 1 on all RS rows ex­cept Rows 12, 24, 36, etc., where you will bind off 2 sts in­stead. For size large, dec 1 at beg of all RS rows ex­cept Rows 14, 42 and 70 where you will bind off 2 sts in­stead.

On WS, start­ing on Row 3, dec 1 st at beg of ev­ery other WS row and for sizes medium and large, on ev­ery 10th WS row, dec 1 on the in-be­tween rows. For ex­am­ple, for size small, dec 1 at beg of Rows 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, etc. For sizes medium and large, dec 1 at beg of Rows 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 21, 23, etc.

Con­tinue shap­ing in this man­ner un­til 6 sts rem. Next row: [K2­tog] 3 times if RS row; [p2­tog] 3 times if WS row—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog if RS row; p3­tog if WS row; fas­ten off last st. Left Shoul­der Gus­set (G2) Work as for Gus­set 1, ex­cept work the decs on the RS in­stead as fol­lows:

Start­ing on Row 6, dec [ev­ery 3rd (4th, 4th) RS row] 7 times—6 sts. For ex­am­ple, for size small, dec at beg of Rows 6, 12, 18, 24, etc. For sizes medium and large, dec at beg of Rows 6, 14, 22, 30, etc.

Dec at the beg of the next 3 rows—3 sts. Last row: P3­tog; fas­ten off last st. Left Front Sleeve (S2) Work as for S1, ex­cept switch the WS and RS dec se­quences as fol­lows:

On RS, start­ing with Row 2, al­ter­nate bind­ing off 2 sts, then 1 st. For ex­am­ple, bind off 2 sts at beg of Row 2, 1 st at beg of Row 4, 2 sts at beg of Row 6, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, dec 1 at beg of 4 out of ev­ery 5 WS rows. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, etc. Con­tinue in this man­ner un­til 31 sts rem. Bind off. Right Back Sleeve (S3) With same color end as you started with for right front sleeve (this could be from ball 2 or ball 3, de­pend­ing on which size you are work­ing), work as for Left Front Sleeve (S2). Back Tri­an­gle 1 (B1) Cast on 73 (77, 84) sts. Row 1 (WS): P2 (4, 2), k2 (2, 1), work 13-st Lace pat to last 4 (6, 3) sts, k2 (2, 1), p2 (4, 2).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows: Sizes Small & Medium Only On WS, start­ing with Row 3, dec 1 at beg of 4 out of ev­ery 5 WS rows. For ex­am­ple, dec at beg of Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, etc.

On RS, start­ing with Row 12, dec 1 st at beg of ev­ery 6th RS row. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 at beg of Rows 12, 24, 36, etc. Size Large Only On WS, start­ing with Row 3, dec 1 at beg of ev­ery WS row.

On RS, start­ing with Row 18, dec 1 st at beg of ev­ery 9th RS row. For ex­am­ple, dec at beg of Rows 18, 36, 54, etc. All Sizes Con­tinue shap­ing in this man­ner un­til 6 sts rem. Next row: [K2­tog] 3 times if RS row; [p2­tog] 3 times if WS row—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog if RS row; p3­tog if WS row; fas­ten off last st. Back Tri­an­gle 2 (B2) Pick up and knit 110 (118, 127) sts along long­est edge of B1 (see schematic on page 30). Row 1 (WS): P2 (5, 3), k1 (2, 2), work 13-st Lace pat to last 3 (7, 5) sts, k1 (2, 2), p2 (5, 3).

Con­tinue work­ing as es­tab­lished and work decs as fol­lows: Size Small Only On RS, start­ing with Row 2, bind off 2 sts, then bind off 1 st at beg of al­ter­nat­ing RS rows. For ex­am­ple, bind off 2 sts at beg of Row 2, then bind off 1 st at beg of Row 4, 2 sts at beg of Row 6, 1 st at beg of Row 8, 2 sts at beg of Row 10, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, bind off 2 sts at beg of ev­ery WS row. Size Medium Only On RS, start­ing with Row 2, bind off sts at beg of RS rows in fol­low­ing se­quence: bind off 2 sts at beg of 1 RS row, then 1 st at beg of next 2 RS rows. For ex­am­ple, bind off 2 sts at beg of Row 2, then 1 st at beg of Row 4, 1 st at beg of Row 6, 2 sts at beg of Row 8, 1 st at beg of Row 10, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, bind off 2 sts at beg of ev­ery WS row. Size Large Only On RS, start­ing with Row 2, dec 1 st at beg of 4 RS rows, then bind off 2 sts on 5th RS row. For ex­am­ple, dec 1 st at beg of Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8, then bind off 2 sts at beg of Row 10, etc.

On WS, start­ing with Row 3, bind off 2 sts at beg of 4 WS rows, then bind off 1 st at beg of 5th WS row. For ex­am­ple, bind off 2 sts at beg of Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9, then bind off 1 st at beg of Row 11, etc. All Sizes Con­tinue shap­ing in this man­ner un­til 5 (6, 6) sts rem. Next row: K1 (0, 0), [k2­tog] 2 (3, 3) times if RS row; p1 (0, 0), [p2­tog] 2 (3, 3) times if WS row—3 sts. Last row: K3­tog if RS row; p3­tog if WS row; fas­ten off last st. Left Back Sleeve (S4) Us­ing work­ing yarn from leftover ball 1 (or ball 2 if mak­ing 3-ball size) and then mov­ing to same color end of ball 2 (or ball 3 if mak­ing 3-ball size), work as for Right Front Sleeve (S1).

Fin­ish­ing

Block all pieces to de­sired mea­sure­ments.

Sew right front and back sleeve pieces tog by seam­ing S1 and S3 along long (cast-on) edges, mir­ror­ing pieces across the seam.

Sew left front and back sleeve pieces tog by seam­ing S2 and S4 along long (cast-on) edges, mir­ror­ing pieces across the seam.

Sew each sleeve to ap­pro­pri­ate front and back edges. The col­ors should help guide you in get­ting each sleeve in the cor­rect po­si­tion.

Sew shoul­der gus­sets in place be­tween front and back pieces, with nar­row tip of tri­an­gle at tip of shoul­der.

Do not sew lower front and back edges to­gether be­low arm­holes; leave the flaps open. Edg­ings Note: If not fa­mil­iar with sin­gle cro­chet st (sc), re­fer to Cro­chet Class on page 81. With RS fac­ing and us­ing cro­chet hook, start­ing at the in­ner cor­ner of the cuff on 1 sleeve, work sc around the cuff. Then with WS held tog and with RS fac­ing, join un­der­arm seam by work­ing sc through both pieces of fabric. Rep for other sleeve. Work sc around all other edges of gar­ment.

Sew but­ton to point of right front. Sew male snap piece to WS of fabric un­der but­ton.

Check fit to see ex­actly how much over­lap you want in front, then sew fe­male snap piece to left front where de­sired. Weave in ends. Block again.

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