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Topaz Baby Shrug from Patons No. R21

Knitting garter stitch bay shrug

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Baby Wool or Patons Baby Wool with Nylon

Quantity - 2 balls

Length from cuff to cuff, 20 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK Nos. 10/3.25mm/US 3 and UK 12/2.75mm/US 2

Length of Ribbon.

A Fine Crochet Hook.

One Reel of Fine Crochet Silk or Small Quantity of Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora.

A Small Quantity of Silk for Embroidery.

Tension

8 stitches to the inch in width measured over plain smooth fabric.

Pattern

Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terms. UK double crochet = US single crochet, UK treble = US double crochet and so on.

Using smaller needles, cast on 40 stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep 1st row for 4 ins.

Next row: * Increase once in first st, rep from * to end of row.

Using larger needles, work 16 ins. in garter stitch.

Using smaller needles, proceed as follows:

1st row: * K2tog, rep from * to end of row.

2nd row: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep 2nd row for 4 ins.

Cast off.

To Make Up

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam, sew up cuffs and side edges for 2 ins.

Fold cuff ribbing in half.

At centre of one side fold over an edge for 2 ins. to form collar.

Using Crochet Hook and Silk, work around outer edge of garment and cuffs as follows:

1st row: 1 dc into each st.

2nd row: 1 tr into first dc, * miss 2 dc, 1 tr into next dc, 3 ch, 3 tr into same dc, rep from * to end of row.

For alternate edging, using Crochet Hook and Baby Wool, work 1 row of dc round outer edge of garment and cuffs, then 1 row of Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora.

Embroider collar with grub roses as illustrated.

Sew ribbon at each end of collar. Finally, press all seams.


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