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Shrug for Special Occasions

shrug,-special-ocassions-easter, cable-free-pattern-knitting-board-chatThe size is a regular small.  But easy to adjust!  Simply run a tape measure from the front of your shoulder under your armpit across your back under your   armpit and up to the top of the front of your other shoulder.  The shrug is knit as a scarf (yep that easy) and then manipulated and stitched together to form the shrug.

LOOM: All-n-One Loom, 22 pegs needed.

YARN: 186 bulky yarn, Deborah Neville’s Serenity 2 skeins used in sample.

NOTIONS: crochet hook, knit hook, pins, scissors, tape measure


Basic Rib



Cast on 22 stitches with your yarn.

Work Row 1 in Ribbed stitch.

Mark with tape where cables will be worked. this makes it easy to keep cabling in the same spot. I started with from the left and crossed acable in font using the firs two ribs, I did another front-crossed cable every two ribs over from the last two I just crossed.

Continue in the rib pattern.

every 8th row, work another set of cables.

For this shrug knit a 60″ long scarf and end with a rib row. Pin these edges to the side of the scarf. Use the tail to sew together these edges. The neckline is 8″ with approx. 7″ arm hole.


Bring the lower corners up to he 4″ marked seam pins.




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