Stockinette Stitch Shrug
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Stockinette Stitch Shrug

Knit this pretty shrug for those days when it gets a little too chilly in the office!

Courtesy of Lion Brand® Yarn.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Nature’s Choice Organic® Yarn – Espresso (9 Balls) or Color of Choice
  • Lion Brand® Circular Knitting Needle, Size 8 (5mm), 29" Long
  • Lion Brand® Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand® Large-eyed Blunt Needle

Project Instructions

One Size
About 34"x38" (86.5cm x 96.5cm), before folding and seaming.

16 sts + 21 rows = 4" (10cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).


K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts)

Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from * across.

Row 2: k the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.


NOTE: Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


Cast on 136 sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 2" (5cm) from beg.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 36" (91.5cm) from beg.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 38" (96.5cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Fold piece in half, bringing cast-on edge and bound-off edges together, to measure 34"x19" (85.5cm x 48.5cm). Place markers on each of the 19" (48.5cm) sides, 7" (18cm) below fold for armholes. Seam sides from marker down to lower edge.

Weave in ends.


beg = beginning

k = knit

p = purl

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = Stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side


Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.


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