If you’re like me, you love the feeling of knitting, but don’t have it in you to spend countless hours on complicated, albeit gorgeous fingering yarn patterns that threaten to take the joy out of the knitting process. Then let me share with you a beautiful, easy, worsted weight or higher pattern for a shrug you can complete in mere days!
You’ll need a few balls of thick yarn (I mixed and matched thicknesses based on wool content, color and availability), I used size 9mm straight needles throughout. Depending on how airy you want it, you can go 2-3 mm thicker than the requirements for your yarn.
The stitching is super simple and consistent throughout, front and back. Can it get any easier?
Cast on an odd number of stitches, in multiples of three, I did 45, which gives me 65 cm in width, you can go higher or lower, depending on what kind of shrug you like. I kept knitting until I got 150 cm, but you can stop before that if you want it to drape off your shoulders. I decided to go for more of a poncho look, just because, but if you are planning on using this shrug in the summer, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t adapt size and materials. This pattern is so wonderfully versatile you can literally make it into half a dozen different styles. Why not? It’s so delightfully easy and quick!
So here’s the stitching pattern… Brace yourself…
Knit 2, yarn over, 2 together
That’s it! Send me pictures of your final results, I’d love to see them!
If you want a poncho style, like me, you can sew the bottom sides together, if you prefer a drapier shrug, limit the length to about 1-1.15 m and sew the top and bottom together, you can even add a little twist before sealing the deal, since front and back are identical!